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Support The Philadelphia Society!

John Lathrop Ryan’s Law:
Never run out of money.
(from Don Lipsett’s Listing of Important Laws)

The Philadelphia Society relies upon the generosity of members and other interested supporters.  Donations to the Society supplement membership dues and meeting registrations in meeting our general operating expenses and keeping the costs of meetings as affordable as possible.

Prefer the convenience of automatic donations?  Join the 1964 Club by setting up a recurring monthly donation of at least $19.64.

1964 Club members receive special recognition, including a commemorative name tag lanyard at Society meetings. 

Please use the donate button below to contribute online:

Giving Levels:

Annual donors of $500 and up are invited to the President’s Reception at the Spring meeting each year.

Benefactors: $10,000 and up
Washington Circle: $2,500 – $9,999
Commodore’s Circle: $1000 – $2,499
President’s Club: $500 – $999
Patrons: up to $499

The 1964 Club:  Recurring monthly gift of at least $19.64

Legacy Circle

Are you interested in leaving a bequest to the Society?  Learn more about our Legacy Circle for planned giving.

Special Program Donations:

In addition to general operating support, we welcome support for:

1) Fellowship Fund:  The Society expends approximately ten percent of our annual budget to provide registration and travel expenses to enable qualified students and young professionals to attend conferences.  Our Fellowship Committee supervises a competitive selection process for fellowship awards, and all fellowship applicants must be nominated by a member of the Society.  Donors may not designate awards to specific individuals.

2) Meeting Sponsorships:   In order to keep meeting registration costs low, the Society welcomes sponsorship for specific meetings in the form of general support or hosted receptions and dinners.  (Meeting sponsors are recognized during the event.)

Donations by check may be mailed to:

The Philadelphia Society
2000 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Phone (517) 688-5111

Please ensure your name is noted on the check for appropriate attribution.

Philadelphia Society

The Philadelphia Society is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation. It does not support, endorse or oppose candidates or proposed legislation. An Illinois not-for-profit corporation, The Philadelphia Society is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) public charity.  (View exemption Letter  PDF Icon)

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