THE HONOR SOCIETY
The Honor Society is a group of leading philanthropists who provide annual unrestricted operating support to Heritage Museums & Gardens. Your gift helps strengthen families, preserve and teach about our natural world, and provides access to great historical collections and the stories they represent. You make a positive impact and change lives in real and meaningful ways — you help families, make lasting memories, you preserve unique plants and extraordinary collections, and you ensure we continue to serve as an outreaching force for education.
Each year, more than 130,000 families, students and visitors to Cape Cod enjoy acres of gardens, forest paths, and galleries designed to foster curiosity and encourage learning by people of all ages. Through your generosity, people make lasting memories with families and friends, are inspired by American culture, and engage in unique learning opportunities with nature, history, art and science.
How is your gift used? A full one third of our annual operating budget comes from generous people just like you. Below are just a few examples of how your investments are used to enhance life for people in the community:
$50,000 supports complimentary admission for 2,800 visitors on Free Fun Friday
$25,000 supports study program for five horticulture interns for one year
$10,000 supports stipends for ten artists creating outdoor installations each summer
$5,000 supports one year of investigation tools, musical instruments, costumes, and puppets used in Hidden Hollow™
$2,500 supports five History on Tap outreach presentations in the community
$1,000 supports 50 community performers’ tickets to Gardens Aglow
ANNUAL LEVELS OF HONOR SOCIETY GIVING
|$50,000 and above
$25,000 to $49,999
$10,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$2,500 to $4,999
$1,000 to $2,499
HONOR SOCIETY BENEFITS
Your Honor Society support provides you with one year of membership at Cape Cod’s premier cultural attraction, where you will enjoy shared social, intellectual, civic, and cultural pursuits in an environment that is gracious and welcoming. You’ll enjoy convenient complimentary admission for you, your family and your guests, behind-the-scenes experiences, invitations to premier events, opportunities to ride in our historic vehicles, and personal tours of the gardens and exhibits.
As an Honor Society member, you will be recognized on signage throughout the museum buildings, inclusion in event programs and annual reports, and in meaningful places throughout the gardens to showcase your generosity and inspire other like-minded philanthropists. Gifts may be made in celebration for someone living or in respect for someone who has died. Gifts may also be made anonymously.
THE HERITAGE DINNER
The Heritage Dinner is a casual, convivial evening of cocktails, dinner and conversation for annual donors to the Honor Society at the Bronze level and above ($2,500 and above). Each year, Heritage welcomes a luminary in American culture who has made a lasting contribution to history, art, science, music, or popular culture. Learn More.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
To join or renew your Honor Society support, please makes checks payable to Heritage Museums & Gardens and mail to 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Howard in the Development Office at (508) 888-3300 ext. 114 or by email at email@example.com. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.