Making a Gift and Becoming a Member

By making a donation to become a member, you provide critical support for the Hitchcock Center’s mission to educate and to inspire action for a healthy planet!

As a member-supported organization, the Hitchcock Center relies on donors like you to provide over 40% of our budget. Your contributions secure delivery of year-round environmental education for our whole community.

By becoming a member, you join our educators in connecting people of all ages with hands-on science and nature programs, offering workshops on sustainability and environmental justice, and inspiring the next generation of environmental problem solvers.

Become a Monthly Sustainer

Our Monthly Sustainers provide convenient, steady support that we can count on in planning our programming offerings. When you become a Monthly Sustainer, your membership will continue to renew automatically, ensuring you are always an active member of the Hitchcock Center!

You can make your Monthly Sustainer gift directly and easily from your bank account each month, avoiding fees and changing credit card information.

To set up your gift via ACH, please email or call Marcus Simon, Development Coordinator: 413-256-6006 x104.

One-Time Contributions, Gift Memberships, Honorary and Memorial Giving

Gifts of all sizes are a critical part of our success. Celebrate a special birthday, milestone, friend, or family member by making a gift in their honor, or sending them a gift membership!

Membership & Gift Membership Options

Complimentary Membership

The Hitchcock Center is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture Program, serving EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders.

To activate your benefits, please  email Marcus@hitchcockcenter.org with your full name, mailing address, contact phone number, email, and the type of program you are enrolled in (EBT, WIC, and/or ConnectorCare) to begin your membership today!

Complimentary Family Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on all programs
  • Additional 20% off single-session Adult Community Programs (Does not include multi-session courses. To receive your discount code for online registration, please email Shelly)
  • Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp (For information about scholarships and financial aid, please email Jeff)
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library
  • Enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Individual Member: $45

Benefits cover one adult.  Great for seniors, students and teachers!

Individual Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library; enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Family Member: $60

Great for your whole household! A Family Membership is required to receive Children & Family Programs discounts or early registration.

Family Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on all programs
  • Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library; enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Supporting Member: $120 [$10/month, Monthly Sustainer]

Take the next step in providing our whole community with science and nature education.

Supporting Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on all programs
  • Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library; enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Contributing Member: $250 [$21/month, Monthly Sustainer]

Help strengthen inspirational environmental learning for all ages, all year-round.

Contributing Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on all programs
  • Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library; enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Sponsoring Member: $500 [$42/month, Monthly Sustainer]

Build a more sustainable future through the power of education, connecting people with programming that educates, motivates, and inspires action for a healthy planet

Sponsoring Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted member rates on all programs
  • Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp
  • Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library of books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more
Leadership Circle: Patron: $1,000, Leader: $2,500, Advocate: $5,000, Benefactor: $10,000

Join our visionary group of donors who provide the foundation for broadening the reach of our educational excellence to a wider audience.

Leadership Circle Membership benefits include:

– Discounted member rates on all programs

– Early discounted registration for Nature Summer Camp

– Borrowing privileges from our Visitor Center library; enjoy books, field guides, games, family discovery packs, and more

– A complimentary Family Membership to gift to a friend. To activate this benefit, please email Marcus

– Invitations to special member events

Making Your Donation

To give by check:

Please mail checks to Marcus Simon, Development Coordinator, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002

To give directly from your bank account (ACH): Please email or call Marcus Simon, Development Coordinator: 413-256-6006 x104.

To give online:

Our secure donation form is below.

Please note: We can only accept Visa and MasterCard via this form.

Other ways to give:

Learn more about donating a vehicle, or supporting the Hitchcock Center while you shop.

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