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Society of Fellows

The Society of Fellows is The Huntington's premier philanthropic community generating unrestricted operating support essential for maintaining our botanical, art, and library collections, and education and research programs. Encompassing 600 households, Fellows are partners in The Huntington’s public mission to engage a broad range of individuals in the humanities and botanical science through groundbreaking exhibitions, thought-provoking programs, and educational activities that bring the collections to life.

This highly engaged group has the opportunity to meet and learn from historians, scholars, and scientists, and attend carefully curated events and behind-the-scenes tours that showcase the contemporary relevance of The Huntington’s collections. Each level of support connects Fellows to an exceptional intellectual and cultural community.

Levels of Participation and Benefits

Annual Fellows ($2,500 - $4,999)

All Benefactor Member benefits and invitations, plus

  • Huntington concierge service through the Society of Fellows office
  • Unlimited daily admission for two named individuals living at the same address (Wed-Mon) to the gardens, art museums, and Library exhibition halls, plus all exhibitions throughout The Huntington for Fellows and up to six (6) accompanying guests (Fellow must be present with guests at check-in)
  • Adult entry card for nanny or caregiver
  • Early admission to the gardens Wed.-Mon. (8–10 a.m.)
  • Early admission to the gardens on monthly Free Days (first Thursday of each month 8–10 a.m.)
  • Opportunity for guided golf-cart tours (weekdays only, five (5) persons max, with advance reservation)
  • Discounts of 10% on gift memberships at any level | 20% on merchandise purchased in the Huntington Store | 10% on food and beverage (excluding alcohol and special events) purchased at Red Car Coffee Shop, 1919 Cafe, Rose Garden Tea Room (reopening 2022), and Jade Court Cafe
  • Discounts around town include, 10% discount on plant and flower purchases at San Gabriel Nursery & Florist; 10% on plant purchases at Planta Nursery in Highland Park; and special rates at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. (Valid Fellows card must be presented at the time of purchase. No exceptions.)
  • A one-year Sustaining level gift membership to share with friends or family
  • Invitation to the annual black-tie Huntington Ball
  • Invitations to Society of Fellows events, including
    • major Art Museum exhibition previews
    • Scholarly Scuffle and In Conversation Series (receptions and lectures)
    • Four-part Date Night summer series (buffet dinner and scholarly stimulation)
    • Monthly 3Tu events (3rd Tuesday behind-the scenes tours and wine receptions)
    • Fellows Summer Family Picnic on the Lily Ponds Lawn
    • Scholarly Sustenance summer lectures hosted by Fellows in their home gardens
    • Fellows Plant Sale Preview the night before the Members’ Spring Plant Sale
    • Fellows preview hour at select Member events including Strange Science and Champagne & Shopping
  • Publications including the Society of Fellows weekly e-newsletter, The Huntington's weekly e-newsletter, digital Frontiers magazine, Momentum magazine, and The Huntington's Annual Report
  • Acknowledgement in the Huntington Annual Report, on the Society of Fellows Donor Wall in the Barth Entry Grove

Estimated value of goods and services received is $443.

President's Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

All benefits at the Annual Fellows level, plus:

  • Invitations to:
    • President’s Annual Holiday Open House in December
    • Treasures of The Huntington (curator-led evening and reception highlighting the collections and new acquisitions)
    • Moonlight & Music (buffet dinner and concert)
    • Library, Botanical, and Chinese Garden Gallery exhibition previews and receptions
    • Opportunities to participate in domestic and international Society of Fellows travel programs with senior staff and curators

Estimated value of goods and services received is $631.

Huntington Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

All benefits at the President’s Circle Fellows level, plus:

  • Invitations to:
    • Huntington Circle Dinners with the President in her home
    • Huntington Circle Salons (intimate scholar-led dinner discussions in private homes)
    • New and often unexpected HC Pop-Up Events with visiting authors, artists, historians, scholars, curators, botanists, and scientists
  • Advance notice of Society of Fellows domestic and international travel programs with senior staff, and curators
  • Art Collectors’ Council and Library Collectors’ Council local field trips and travel programs

Estimated value of goods and services received is $680.

Huntington Circle Silver, Gold, and Platinum ($25,000, $50,000, $100,000+)

All benefits at the Huntington Circle Fellows level, plus:

  • Exhibition tour for up to six (6) guests led by the curator (by appointment)
  • First notice of Society of Fellows domestic and international travel programs with senior staff and curators
  • First Notice of space available for Art Collectors’ Council and Library Collectors’ Council local field trips, and domestic and international travel programs

Estimated value of goods and services received is $680.

 

Join Today

Membership in the Society of Fellows is open to all. To join, or for additional information, please contact the Society of Fellows at 626.405.2264 or [email protected]. Gifts of cash and appreciated securities are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Corporate and Foundation matching gifts are accepted. Huntington Tax ID #95-1644589

Method of Payment: You may make your contribution by cash, credit card, check or securities. If paying by credit card, there is an option to make a single payment, or 12-monthly installments. For a transfer of securities, contact Gift Planning or call 626-405-2296.

We would also be grateful to receive a matching gift from your company. Please contact your employer's benefit office or the Society of Fellows at 626-405-2264 for more information.

Join Today

Membership to the Society of Fellows is open to all. For more information on joining, please contact the Society of Fellows office. 

[email protected]

626-405-2264

Fellows in Action

Pictures from Society of Fellows events

Donor Resources

Donor Impact
Momentum Magazine
Annual Report
IRS 501(c)3 Letter
Gifts in Kind
Gifts of Stock/Wire Transfers
Donor Bill of Rights

 

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