The work of the Women’s International Study Center, established as a New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation, is supported by contributions. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways in which you can help carry this work forward.
The program aims to bring people together under the roof of being friends and benefactors and at the same time giving people the help they require in any field they want it to be. You could try this out as this will be a major advantage in encouraging women and making sure that they can pursue their career choices and improve their livelihood.
There is a full range of giving opportunities from major gifts supporting significant aspects of WISC programs, to sponsorship of individual fellowships or scholarships, to general contributions to the annual fund. In addition, the long-term goal is to develop an endowment to ensure the continuation of WISC. We would be happy to discuss gifts to endowment, naming opportunities and planned or deferred gifts tailored to your financial plan.
FRIENDS & BENEFACTORS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM:
WISC welcomes those who support our mission and programs and who wish to show that support by becoming Friends or Benefactors of WISC. All memberships are one year in duration and renewable on or before the date the membership begins. The categories and benefits for Friends and Benefactors are listed below.
FRIENDS – are listed on the WISC website and in the annual publication alphabetically by last name in the categories of their giving. An individual is a Friend, while in the dual classification, both are Friends.
Friend/s – Individual $50, Dual $90: Listing on WISC website and receive “Friends & Benefactors Newsletter.”
Contributing Friend/s – Individual $150, Dual $200: All of the above, plus priority (advance) invitation to Fellows Evenings.
Supporting Friend/s – Individual $250; Dual $350: All of the above, plus invitations to WISC’s Annual Lawn Party and to receptions for Symposium speakers or Fellows.
Sustaining Friend/s – Individual $500, Dual $750: All of the above, plus invitations to quarterly Salon Evenings and to a Holiday Tea.
BENEFACTORS – are listed on the WISC website and in any publications alphabetically by last name in the categories of their giving. Donation amounts may be applied to individual or dual memberships. An individual is a Benefactor, while in the dual classification, both are Benefactors.
Benefactor/s – $1,000+: All of the above, plus priority (advance) invitation to Salon Evenings, listing in events programs, and reserved seating and acknowledgement at presentations.
Supporting Benefactor/s – $5,000+: All of the above, plus a named sponsorship of the Archive for the year of the gift, with acknowledgement in the Archive and with a recognition citation.
Sustaining Benefactor/s – $10,000+: All of the above, plus naming of one of that year’s Fellowships.
Lead Benefactor/s – $25,000+: All of the above, plus a named sponsorship of WISC’s year with special acknowledgement online, in print and in a framed citation in the Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House.
Individual and dual members may join by selecting the appropriate level below. All payments may be made online using PayPal or credit/debit card. For anyone wishing to become a member at the Sustaining Benefactor level of $10,000 and above, or at the Lead Benefactor Level of $25,000 and above, please contact Karen Dugas, WISC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss naming opportunities and payment details in person or by phone.
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NEW: Student Friend Memberships: We are now offering 50% reduced rate memberships at each “Friend” level for full-time college and university students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Full-time status is defined as enrollment in the equivalent of 12 or more semester credit hours at the undergraduate level, or 9 or more semester credit hours at the graduate or professional level. Recent graduates may benefit from the student rate for one additional year post-graduation.
Student Friend: $25. Student Contributing Friend: $75. Student Supporting Friend: $125. Student Sustaining Friend: $250.
Student Friends receive the same benefits as standard Friend memberships as listed above.