Founders Circle

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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 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 Erickson, President, The TrusteesWarmly,

Barbara Erickson
Barbara J. Erickson
President & CEO



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.

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 (with link to website for sign up?)
  • 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.

Founders Circle members may RSVP to select events by visiting our Celebration page.

Join

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Join

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.