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Make a transformative impact.

Play a leadership role at the Academy—and enjoy many unique opportunities and privileges—with an annual gift of $10,000 or more.


Receive all Friends of the Academy benefits, plus the exclusive Platinum Circle privileges described below, starting at the Collector level.

Collector ($10,000 and above)

  • Two all-day parking passes for the Music Concourse Parking Facility
  • Exclusive access to a dedicated concierge who will plan experiences at the Academy tailored to your interests
  • Invitations to explore Northern California with the Academy on local science and sustainability expeditions
  • Invitation to an exclusive dinner with scientists, environmental leaders, and prominent speakers
  • Discounts on renting the Academy for your own private event
  • Priority invitations to Academy Gala events

Value of goods and services: $594

Ecologist ($25,000 and above)

All Collector benefits, plus:

  • Two additional all-day parking passes for the Music Concourse Parking Facility (4 passes total)
  • A dedicated concierge at the Academy who will work with you to achieve your philanthropic goals
  • Experiences that make the impact of your gift tangible, including customized visits during which you'll see the students, visitors, and programs that benefit from your generosity
  • Experiences tailored to your interests, such as behind-the-scenes tours or local nature outings with scientists and educators
  • Assistance in finding hands-on volunteer opportunities for your family at the Academy
  • The opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with Academy scientists and donors to locations of ecological importance
  • The opportunity to have a private luncheon with the Academy’s Executive Director
  • The opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees to talk about Academy projects and plans that are of interest to you
  • Donation of Academy admission, lecture, and event tickets to two charity auctions of your choice

Value of goods and services: $652


Conservationist ($50,000 and above)

All Ecologist benefits, plus:

  • A benefits package completely tailored to your interests, including scientific gifts and publications
  • The opportunity to use the Academy’s Board Room, free of charge, for one personal or business event
  • The opportunity for an Academy scientist, educator, or specialist to speak at your private event

Value of goods and services: $740

Environmentalist ($100,000 and above)

All Conservationist benefits, plus:

  • The opportunity to receive named recognition on an Academy program or exhibition of your choice

Value of goods and services: $740

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Our Platinum Circle Donors

Our Platinum Circle Donors

Generously chaired by Liebe Patterson and Mary Zlot, Platinum Circle donors ensure the Academy's ability to explore, explain, and sustain life—today, and for generations to come.

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Gifts of Stocks and Mutual Funds

The Academy welcomes, and greatly appreciates, gifts of stocks and mutual funds. If you'd like to make a gift of this nature, please complete a Transfer of Assets form or contact us directly—we'd love to speak with you.

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Legacy Giving

Your planned gift enables the Academy to continue exploring, explaining, and sustaining life for generations to come.

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FY 2017 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2017 was an exciting year—365 days that shaped thousands of perspectives on the nature and future of life of Earth. Explore our Annual Report to learn more.