The Liberty Science Center Luminary Society

We honor the Luminary Society members for their steadfast support of our work. Thank you!

Giving Circles

Patron’s Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)
Leadership Circle ($2,500 – $4,999)
President’s Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)
Chairman’s Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)
Founder’s Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)
Benefactor’s Circle ($50,000 – $99,999)
Principal Benefactor’s Circle ($100,000 and above)
Lifetime Donors ($500,000 and above during a lifetime)

Benefits

Patron’s Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)

All benefits associated with Family Plus Membership, plus:

  • Invitations to “Premier Events”, Liberty Science Center’s Annual Gala, and Fall Luncheon
  • Recognition on the Center’s Donor Wall and in the Annual Gala program
  • Membership card for up to 10 guests per visit
  • Reciprocal free admission* to more than 270 participating Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) institutions worldwide
  • Discounts at Connections: The Store, Café Skylines, Jennifer Chalsty, and J.D. Williams Science Theater
  • Insiders Club e-communications

Leadership Circle ($2,500 – $4,999)

All benefits above, plus:

  • Special “behind-the-scenes” tours, upon request
  • Two classroom field trips to the Center to be underwritten in your name, primarily serving at-risk students
  • Four complimentary exhibition guest passes to share with family and friends, upon request
  • 10 admission passes to the Center’s Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium or J.D. Williams Science Theater, upon request
  • Opportunity to provide feedback and input on upcoming exhibitions and special projects at Liberty Science Center
  • Opportunity to purchase one gift membership at a 50% discount

President’s Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)

All benefits above, plus:

  • Invitations to an exclusive annual event with the President and CEO of Liberty Science Center and to special events hosted by the Center’s trustees
  • Four classroom field trips to the Center to be underwritten in your name, primarily serving at-risk students
  • Briefings on upcoming programs and projects
  • Complimentary passes to the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium or J.D. Williams Science Theater, upon request (maximum of four passes per film; some exclusions apply)
  • Six complimentary exhibition guest passes, upon request
  • Opportunity to purchase two gift memberships at a 50% discount

Chairman’s Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

All benefits above, plus:

  • VIP concierge service, including a private tour for up to 10 guests, upon request
  • Six classroom field trips to the Center to be underwritten in your name, primarily serving at-risk students
  • Complimentary birthday party, accommodating up to 20 attendees (including children and adults)
  • Eight complimentary exhibition guest passes, upon request
  • 10% discount on facility rentals at Liberty Science Center
  • Opportunity to purchase three gift memberships at a 50% discount

Founder’s Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)

All benefits above, plus:

  • Membership in our Advisory Forum, a vehicle for the recommendations of major gift donors
  • Private breakfast with the President and CEO, upon request
  • Eight classroom field trips to the Center to be underwritten in your name, primarily serving at-risk students
  • Complimentary usage of the Center’s board room (maximum of eight hours per year and subject to availability)
  • 20 complimentary exhibition guest passes, upon request
  • Opportunity to purchase four gift memberships at a 50% discount

Benefactor’s Circle ($50,000 – $99,999)

All benefits above, plus:

  • Priority bookings for Liberty Science Center experiences such as backstage tours, Labs, Workshops, Camp Ins and more
  • Ten classroom field trips to the Center to be underwritten in your name, primarily serving at-risk students
  • Complimentary usage of the Center’s board room (maximum of 16 hours per year and subject to availability)
  • Thirty complimentary exhibition guest passes, upon request
  • Opportunity to purchase five gift memberships at a 50% discount

Principal Benefactor’s Circle ($100,000 and above)

The Principal Benefactor’s Circle offers exclusive benefits for the Center’s most dedicated leadership donors. In addition to receiving all of the Luminary Society benefits described above, premium benefits are customized for this level of donation and may include one or more of the following:

  • Exclusive naming opportunities for properties within Liberty Science Center
  • Opportunity to sponsor a special exhibit at the Center
  • Opportunity to underwrite an education program at the Center
  • Tables for Liberty Science Center’s Annual Gala

Lifetime Donors ($500,000 and above during a lifetime)
An individual who contributes $500,000 or more to Liberty Science Center over time will be recognized as a “Lifetime Donor” on the Center’s Donor Wall and in Annual Gala program.

*Some restrictions apply. Museums within 90 miles of the Science Center are excluded.

Liberty Science Center reserves the right to periodically update benefits and offerings for the Luminary Society program.