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Founders Circle

Leadership Annual Giving at The Trustees

Our Founders Circle members are a network of friends who believe in The Trustees mission to protect and share our special places across Massachusetts. They are leadership members who provide critical support of the organization's general operations through annual donations to one of our Circle levels, outlined below.

Founders Circle members are vitally important partners who ensure The Trustees continues to thrive and grow. We are proud to offer members of our Founders Circle special opportunities to interact with our organizational leadership and expert staff; private reservation tours and unique experiences on our properties; invitations to events year-round; insider communications; and recognition in our annual report. Other benefits may be offered dependent on level of support.
Your philanthropy, and commitment to our mission and work has never been more important. The organization's strength stems from our Founders Circle support. We thank you for your participation.


Barbara EricksonBarbara Erickson
Barbara J. Erickson
President & CEO
Peter CoffinPeter Coffin
Peter Coffin
Chair, Board of Directors

For more information on our Founders Circle and how you can expand your impact, please contact the Development Office at 617.542.7696 Option 7 or development@thetrustees.org.

For monthly payment options, please click here.

Leading the Way: Founders Circle

Founders Circle Membership Benefits

All Founders Circle Members receive:

  • Special invitations to events throughout the year, including our annual Founder Circle members reception
  • Free or reduced admission to more than 100 reservations, quarterly issues of our award winning Special Places magazines, discounts on hundreds of events and programs, and more
  • Ability to gift one family Membership each year (to new members only, please)
  • Private property tours upon request
  • Opportunity to attend Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Listing in our Annual Report
  • Opportunity to purchase up to two Crane Beach Parking Stickers

Founders Circle Upcoming Events

From insider access to upcoming programs and behind the scenes tours of our special places. Enjoy the chance to bring friends and family on a cheese tasting at Appleton, or get to know our Ecologists and the thousands of species they protect. With each higher level of Founders Circle membership, you will receive deeper access to our programs and work.

For more information on this year’s calendar and program, click here.

Choose Your Level of Support

For monthly payment options, please click here.

Join1891 Society ($1,000 – $2,499)

JoinCharles Eliot Society ($2,500 - $4,999)

JoinCommonwealth Society ($5,000 - $9,999)

JoinOlmsted Society ($10,000 - $24,999)

JoinPresident's Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Join Tudor & Chase Society ($50,000 and above)


Great Point Circle ($1,000+)
A special giving society that helps preserve 1,100 acres of the iconic Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on Nantucket Learn More >
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The Trustees is a 501c3 nonprofit organization
Est. 1891