Leadership Annual Giving


Our leadership annual giving donors are a network of friends who support The Trustees mission to protect and share our special places across Massachusetts. Giving society members are vitally important partners in ensuring The Trustees continue to grow and thrive. To thank you for your generosity, we are proud to offer Giving Society members 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 has never been more important. Our strength stems from your commitment. Thank you for your support.

Barbara Erickson, President, The TrusteesWarmly,

Barbara Erickson
Barbara J. Erickson
President & CEO

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

Leading the Way: Giving Societies


1891 Society ($1,000 – $2,499)
All of the benefits of a Trustees membership, including:

  • 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
  • Opportunity to purchase up to two Crane Beach Parking Stickers
  • Special invitations to events throughout the year, including our annual Celebration ofConservation for Giving Society members
  • Opportunity to attend Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Listing in our Annual Report


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

  • All of the benefits of the 1891 Society
  • Ability to gift one family membership each year
  • Tour of a property of your choice for up to four (4) guests


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

  • All of the benefits of the Charles Eliot Society
  • Opportunities to travel with the Trustees
  • Private tour of a property of your choice for up to ten (10) guests


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

  • All of the benefits of the Commonwealth Society
  • Exclusive group outing at a property of your choice for up to ten (10) guests. Chose from a menu of options or work with us to customize your own experience*

All but $450 is tax deductible


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

  • All of the benefits of the Olmsted Society
  • Opportunity to spend the day with a Trustees expert in conservation, agriculture, ecology, history, etc. for an exciting day of learning and fun*

All but $950 is tax deductible


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

  • All of the benefits of the President’s Circle
  • Use of select Trustees property for private event or meeting for up to 25 guests*

All but $3,450 is tax deductible


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 >
*These benefits have a cash-value and are not offered as part of the membership package to those who decline benefits or recommend a gift through a foundation or donor-advised fund. Please consult your financial advisor for more information.