When you choose a donor-level membership, a portion of your contribution will be allocated to The Montshire Fund, in order to advance the Montshire’s educational mission. You will join a community of donors who care deeply about science and education. All donor-level members receive elevated membership benefits.
|Friend: Add $35 or more to your basic membership||All membership benefits
Recognition in Montshire's annual report
|Supporting Member: $200-$499||Six-person Montshire Membership
10 free admission passes 20% savings in the Museum Store Invitations to special member and donor events Complimentary Caregiver Card Recognition in Montshire's annual report
|Contributing Member: $500-$999||All Supporting Member benefits plus subscription to our annual donor news bulletin|
|Patron: $1,000-$2,499||All Contributing Member Benefits with eight-person Montshire Membership|
|River Society: $2500+||All Patron benefits plus invitations to a series of special River Society events and programs Opportunity to name one of Montshire's permanent exhibits for one year|
Under IRS guidelines, the value of membership benefits is not substantial so your payment is tax-deductible. Donors of $200 or more receive free admission passes with an estimated fair market value of $12.50 each. For more information, download a detailed description of benefits and their value in PDF format:
Annual gifts support virtually everything we do. As a donor, you will:
- Support local families in tangible and measurable ways: Your gift will support dozens of scholarships, free or reduced admission for thousands of families in need, hundreds of carefully crafted and well-tested education programs, and exhibit experiences for 150,000 people each year. Income from visitors covers just 51% of the cost to serve each visitor who comes in our doors.
- Provide organizational flexibility and strength: Your gift will help the Montshire pursue innovative initiatives and exciting partnerships, and attract and retain exceptional educators and exhibit designers. In addition, strong giving levels show foundations and government funders that the Montshire and its mission have the community’s support.
- Sustain the unique Montshire experience: Visitors tell us how much they value clean facilities, exhibits that work, and spaces that feel comfortable and safe. Your gift helps make this possible.
Most donors to the Montshire Fund want a membership, too, so we recommend a donor-level membership (see benefits below). However, gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and can be made at any time, regardless of membership.