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Leadership Giving Circles

Founders Circle

Our Founders Circle Members are a network of friends who believe in The Trustees mission to protect and share our special places across Massachusetts. You will be joining a community of Leadership Members who provide critical support where most needed through annual donations. Members of our Founders Circle receive special opportunities to interact with our leadership and expert staff, invitations to private tours, unique experiences, special events, insider communications, and recognition in our annual report. Additional benefits may be offered based  on the level of support.

You may also customize your Membership to support and participate in any of the following interest areas:

  • Berkshires Fund – Local Members who help protect, steward, and invest in the Berkshires
  • deCordova Contemporary Art Circle – Contemporary art enthusiasts who deepen their knowledge while supporting the mission and programs at deCordova
  • Great Point Circle – Nantucket Members who want to protect the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge
  • Martha’s Vineyard Fund – Martha’s Vineyard Members who help protect, maintain, and improve special places on the island

By joining any of the communities of support above, you will receive:

  • Select invitations for special events based on your area of interest
  • Free or reduced admission to over 120 Trustees properties
  • Quarterly issues of our award-winning Special Places magazine
  • The Trustees Property Guide
  • Discounts and/or pre-sale access on hundreds of events and programs
  • Ability to gift one family Membership each year (to new Members only, please)
  • Private property tours upon request
  • Opportunity to attend our Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Listing in our Annual Report
  • Complimentary access to Crane Beach
  • Ability to create a legal will, free of charge, through our partnership with Free Will – with the opportunity to arrange planned giving to The Trustees, helping to protect our special places for years to come

Your philanthropy and commitment to our mission have never been more important to the organization’s strength. We thank you in advance for your participation.


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