Membership

Membership

What if you could help us produce daring and innovative programming; restore and preserve historic monuments and architecture; offer students an opportunity to learn about history, science and nature; and provide a Philadelphia community a place of recreation and respite? You can do all that and more as a member of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries.

Keeping the cemeteries open daily with free admission, a small staff and limited resources, the Friends work hard to ensure that both historic sites remain accessible to the public. Your support makes our work both possible and worthwhile. There is no better way to show that support than through the gift of Membership.

  • NEW! - Members of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries now receive $5 off public programs.
  • Reciprocal members of N.A.R.M. and R.O.A.M. institutions receive the following privileges at Laurel Hill Cemetery:
    • Free admission to the cemetery grounds during regular hours
    • $3 off public programs (Please call 215.228.8200 ext. 106 to redeem your discount)
    • 10% off in the Gift Shop

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS + BENEFITS

Antemortem Society $25 (ages 21-40)

  • 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
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • 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.)
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • All but $20 is tax deductible

Patron $250

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Four 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.)
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • All but $40 is tax deductible

Guardian $500

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Six 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.)
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • All but $60 is tax deductible

Preservation Partner $1,000

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Six 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 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.)
  • Two general admission tickets to the Gravediggers' Ball*
  • Please call 215.228.8200 ext 100 or email nm@thelaurelhillcemetery.org to redeem your Gravediggers' Ball tickets*
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • All but $310 is tax deductible

Development Steward $2,500

  • Benefits good for two adults
  • Invitations to Members-Only programs
  • $5.00 off all public programs
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise
  • Six 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 organization
  • Reciprocal Organization 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.)
  • Two general admission tickets to the Gravediggers' Ball*
  • A private tour of the cemetery, on the topic of your choice for up to 10 people*
  • Please call 215.228.8200 ext 100 or email nm@thelaurelhillcemetery.org to redeem your Gravediggers' Ball tickets and to set up a private tour*
  • Recognition on the website and in applicable print materials
  • 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.

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


HOW TO JOIN or RENEW

If you are already a Member of the Friends, please consider increasing your contribution this year so that we can meet the many challenges that lie ahead. If you have not supported us in the past, then now is the perfect time to become involved. Our secure website makes it safe and convenient to Join or Renew Online, or you may return our Form by mail. All Members receive an official letter and Membership Card verifying their charitable contribution.

The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries extend our sincerest gratitude to all new and returning Members! Thank you for helping to make our work and progress a reality.


MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMMING

Members-Only tours 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.


PAST 2019 SUMMER/FALL MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMS

Saturday, July 27th at 10am (SOLD OUT)

Behind Closed Doors: Inside the Mausoleums of West Laurel Hill - Part 2 (This tour will be at our sister cemetery, West Laurel Hill located at 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004)


Sunday, August 18th at 12pm (FREE)

Annual Donor and Member Appreciation Party (All active members will receive an invitation closer to the date of the event)


UPCOMING 2019 SUMMER/FALL MEMBERS-ONLY PROGRAMS

Friday, September 20th: All Day ($125)

Graveyard Getaway: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Kensico Cemetery in Westchester County, NY (All active members will receive an invitation closer to the date of the trip)


Sunday, October 6th at 10am (FREE)

We're All Related: Finding a 19th Century Family