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 National Constitution Center 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

Patrons' Circle benefits plus:

  • 1 named chair in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • 2 complimentary tickets to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations
  • Private guided tour of the Center

$5,000 – Signers’ Circle

Delegates' Circle benefits plus:

  • 2 named chairs in the National Constitution Center’s Sidney Kimmel Theater
  • Lunch with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 4 complimentary tickets to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations

$10,000 – Presidents’ Circle

Signers' Circle benefits plus:

  • Invitations to author meet-and-greets, and dinner conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and guests
  • 6 complimentary tickets or one table to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations

$25,000 –Drafters’ Circle

Presidents' Circle benefits plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Board of Trustees Dinner with distinguished guests including scholars, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers
  • 10 complimentary tickets or one table with preferred seating to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations

$50,000 – Constitution Circle

Drafters' Circle benefits plus:

  • Dinner with President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen
  • 16 complimentary tickets or two tables with preferred seating to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations

$100,000 – Leadership Circle

Constitution Circle benefits plus:

  • Exclusive recognition and hospitality opportunities throughout the year
  • 16 complimentary tickets or two tables with premier seating to signature events such as the Liberty Medal or Clerks at 100 Celebrations

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].

 

A portion of 1787 Society membership gifts are not tax-deductible. For more information and to waive 1787 Society benefits, please contact Rebecca Bolden.

Under IRS rules, donors may not receive benefits as a result of a gift made through a third-party funding source (i.e. donor advised funds, family foundations, United Way). Payments cannot be made toward the tax-deductible portion of a gift through a third-party when there is an associated non-deductible portion. If you wish to participate in the 1787 Society and receive benefits, you may not make the payment through a third-party; the entire amount must be paid personally. If you choose to waive benefits, you may make payment through a third-party but must confirm in writing that no benefits will be received. 

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