Membership



Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries are two of the most important cultural resources in our region, and this has become even more evident in the current climate of the COVID-19 Pandemic. While our offices are closed and our programs have been suspended until further notice, the beautiful grounds of both cemeteries remain open, offering a space for respite at a time when we all seem to need it the most. In these recent weeks, we have seen a tremendous increase in visitors walking, jogging, and enjoying all the beautiful new spring blossoms – a testament to the true value we are able to offer to our communities.

Your gift of membership helps ensure both our historic grounds remain open, well maintained, and welcoming to the public today and for future generations to come. Please consider joining or renewing your membership today. If you are in a position that allows you to be able to give a little more at this time, please consider a small donation to our 2020 Annual Fund.


MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMMING

Members-Only programs are exclusive to active members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. As a benefit of your membership donation, supporters are invited to get a view of both Laurel Hill Cemetery and West Laurel Hill Cemetery that no ordinary visitor will experience with special programs, lectures and tours.

Early registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited, and tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.There will be no waitlists available for these programs.

JANUARY-JUNE 2020 MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMS:

  • (CANCELLED) Digging in the Cemetery - An Exploration of Laurel Hill's Archives (FREE)
  • (VIRTUAL PROGRAM) Friday, June 12th "Cemeterrarium" Workshop with Horticulturist, Gregg Tepper ($25) *Registration for this program is now closed. Members who registered will receive an email with more details soon.


JULY-DECEMBER 2020 MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMS:

Thank you for your patience as we adjust and shift our programs virtually. Due to Covid-19, we are re-evaluating all the upcoming Members-Only programs that were originally scheduled. Please check this page regularly and stay tuned for updates.


MEMBERSHIP LEVELS + BENEFITS

Antemortem Society $25 (ages 21-40) *Proof of age is required prior to purchasing. Please include your date of birth (month/date/year) in the comment box when checking out. We will not be able to process your Antemortem Society level membership until we receive this information.

  • Benefits good for one person
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • Special invitations to young friends only programs
  • Fully tax-deductible

Individual $50

  • Benefits good for one person
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • Fully tax-deductible

Supporter $100

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • All benefits included in the Individual Level plus:
  • Two free passes to a public program (not to exceed $15 per ticket)*
  • North American Reciprocal Program (N.A.R.M.) reciprocal benefits, giving you access to approximately 1,103 partner organizations
  • Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (R.O.A.M.) reciprocal benefits, giving you access to over 350 additional partner organizations
  • (For more information and a list of participating organizations, please visit N.A.R.M. and R.O.A.M.)
  • All but $20 is tax deductible

Patron $250

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • All benefits included in the Supporter Level plus:
  • Two additional free passes to a public program - 4 total (not to exceed $15 per ticket)*
  • All but $40 is tax deductible

Guardian $500

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • All benefits included in the Patron Level plus:
  • Two additional free passes to a public program - 6 total (not to exceed $15 per ticket)*
  • All but $60 is tax deductible

Preservation Partner $1,000

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • All benefits included in the Guardian Level plus:
  • Two general admission tickets to the Gravediggers' Ball*
  • Please call 215.228.8200 or email info@thelaurelhillcemetery.org to redeem your Gravediggers' Ball tickets*
  • All but $310 is tax deductible

Development Steward $2,500

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • All benefits included in the Preservation Partner Level plus:
  • A private tour of the cemetery, on the topic of your choice for up to 10 people*
  • Please call 215.228.8200 or email info@thelaurelhillcemetery.org to set up a private tour*
  • All but $410 is tax deductible

Please contact us if you are interested in waiving all benefits in order to make your membership contribution fully tax-deductible.

New - we've made it easier for you to renew your membership each year! Simply click on the autorenew box when checking out online.

* Members are responsible for redeeming the benefits provided to them.