Giving Societies

Giving Society donors make our exceptional educational programming possible by generously supporting the Annual Fund. Fernbank expresses its deepest gratitude to these distinguished donors for their critical contributions that support special exhibits, 3D giant screen movies, cultural and scientific enrichment programming, outdoor adventures and more! With recognition in the Giving Societies, you are among a distinguished group of donors who support the world-class institution of Fernbank. 

Discovery Society

Discovery Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 to $4,999.

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Conservation Society

Conservation Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $5,000 to $9,999.

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Fernbank Society

Fernbank Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $10,000 to $14,999.

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Fernbank Society Curator's Circle

Fernbank Society Curator's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $15,000 to $19,999.

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Fernbank Society President's Circle

Fernbank Society President's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $20,000 to $24,999.

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Fernbank Society Chairman's Circle

Fernbank Society Chairman's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $25,000 or more.

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Discovery Society

Discovery Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 to $4,999. Members receive:

  • Unlimited visits to the museum for you and your family
  • Recognition on a donor panel in special exhibitions
  • Invitation to annual reception honoring Giving Society donors
  • Invitations to attend private receptions, including giant screen film screenings, the annual premiere of Winter Wonderland, special exhibition opening celebrations, and Fernbank Forest walks throughout the year
  • Invitation for two to attend a private leadership event hosted by Jennifer Grant Warner, Fernbank's President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Invitation to A Timeless Affair gala (additional cost for tickets)
  • 24 electronic museum or 3D movie passes*
  • 20% discount in the Museum Store and The Fernbank Café
  • Two free guests or caregivers
  • Concierge service for reservations and other society benefits
  • All but $350 is tax-deductible

Conservation Society

Conservation Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $5,000 to $9,999. Members receive these enhanced benefits, above and beyond those of the Discovery Society:

  • Unlimited access to the museum for you, your family and up to six guests
  • 32 electronic museum or 3D movie passes*
  • 5% discount on facility rental
  • All but $500 is tax-deductible

Fernbank Society

Fernbank Society recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $10,000 to $14,999. Members receive these enhanced benefits, above and beyond those of the Conservation Society:

  • Unlimited access to the museum for you, your family and up to 10 guests
  • 40 electronic museum or 3D movie passes*
  • 10% discount on facility rental
  • All but $650 is tax-deductible

Fernbank Society Curator's Circle

Fernbank Society Curator's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $15,000 to $19,999. Members receive these enhanced Curator's Circle benefits above and beyond Fernbank Society:

  • VIP behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions and special collections
  • Exclusive access to senior staff, curators and guest scientists
  • One private use of Fernbank's Board Room (additional special events costs apply; space available basis)
  • 15% discount on facility rental
  • All but $750 is tax-deductible

Fernbank Society President's Circle

Fernbank Society President's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $20,000 to $24,999. Members receive these enhanced President's Circle benefits above and beyond Fernbank Society Curator’s Circle:

  • Private lunch with Fernbank's President and Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Grant Warner
  • Two private uses of Fernbank's Board Room (additional special events costs apply; space-available basis)
  • 20% discount on facility rental
  • All but $1,000 is tax-deductible

Fernbank Society Chairman's Circle

Fernbank Society Chairman's Circle recognizes donors who make annual unrestricted gifts of $25,000 or more. Members receive these enhanced Chairman's Circle benefits:

  • Recognition as "Distinguished Donors" on a donor panel in special exhibitions
  • All but $1,000 is tax-deductible

Should you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Casebier, Manager of Annual Campaigns at 404.929.6398 or Stephanie.Casebier@fernbankmuseum.org.

*Electronic passes can be used for museum or 3D movie admission. Electronic passes are only valid during regular, daytime hours and are not redeemable for Fernbank After Dark or other special events.

All Giving Society level gifts are tax-deductible minus the fair market value of benefits received. You may elect to waive all benefits to receive full tax-deductibility as allowed by law. 

Giving Society donors will receive a digital access card to be used at the museum. Please refer to the Donor Digital Access Card FAQs for additional information. Donors may request physical cards if they prefer.