1787 Society

1787 Society: Philanthropic Support for the National Constitution Center

As a private nonprofit institution devoted to nonpartisan teaching about the U.S. Constitution, the National Constitution Center relies on the generous support of our annual donors. Philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations helps us thrive as America’s leading nonpartisan center for constitutional education and debate. Our 1787 Society, named for the year the Constitutional Convention proposed the U.S. Constitution, recognizes our most dedicated annual supporters. Every year, 1787 Society members make it possible for the Center to educate millions of learners of all ages across the country.

1787 Society Giving Opportunities

In recognition of their deep commitment to the Center’s mission, all of our 1787 Society Members enjoy core benefits such as:

  •  Exclusive communications from the National Constitution Center’s President and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen
  • Complimentary tickets to America’s Town Hall events, hosted in Philadelphia and across the country
  • Invitations to programs and events with scholars, thought leaders, journalists, and policy makers
  • Complimentary admission to the National Constitution Center’s exhibits for 2 adults and 4 children
  • Public recognition for their support for the National Constitution Center in publications such as the annual report, programs for select events, on the Constitution Center’s website, and elsewhere

1787 Society Members enjoy additional benefits at different giving levels, including but not limited to the benefits described below:


$1,000 – Patrons’ Circle

  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$2,500 – Delegates’ Circle

  • Complimentary tickets to select signature events
  • 1 named chair in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$5,000 – Signers’ Circle

  • Complimentary tickets to select signature events
  • Lunch with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$10,000 – Presidents’ Circle

  • Complimentary tickets to select signature events, dinners, and receptions
  • Invitations to author meet-and-greets, and dinner conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and other distinguished guests
  • Lunch with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$25,000 –Drafters’ Circle

  • Complimentary tickets to and preferred seating at select signature events, dinners, and receptions
  • Invitations to the annual Board of Trustees Dinner with distinguished guests including scholars, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers
  • Invitations to author meet-and-greets, and dinner conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and other distinguished guests
  • Lunch with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$50,000 – Constitution Circle

  • Complimentary tickets to and premium seating at select signature events, dinners, and receptions
  • Invitations to the annual Board of Trustees Dinner with distinguished guests including scholars, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers
  • Invitations to author meet-and-greets, and dinner conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and other distinguished guests
  • Dinner with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

$100,000 – Leadership Circle

  • Exclusive recognition and hospitality opportunities throughout the year
  • Complimentary tickets to and premium seating at select signature events, dinners, and receptions
  • Invitations to the annual Board of Trustees Dinner with distinguished guests including scholars, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers
  • Invitations to author meet-and-greets, and dinner conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and other distinguished guests
  • Dinner with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Private guided tour for 1787 Society Members and guests
  • Core 1787 Society benefits (see above)

Click here to learn more about educational initiatives your gift supports.

For more specific details on the benefits for each giving level, and to learn more about the 1787 Society and the giving level that is right for you, please contact Rebecca Bolden, Senior Director of Development at 215-409-6741 or [email protected].

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