Named for the year of Audubon's founding, the 1897 Society honors those whose leadership gifts enable the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to advance its mission of protecting birds, other wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education, and advocacy.  Our donors can take satisfaction that their contributions have an immediate and lasting impact on the people, wildlife and natural beauty of Rhode Island.

The 1897 Society celebrates donors who give annually at the $1,000 to $10,000+ level as special contributors to our ongoing mission and shall be recognized at the following levels:


Leader $1,000 to $2,499
Advocate $2,500 to $4,999
Conservator $5,000 to $7,499
Benefactor $7,500 to $9,999
Visionary $10,000+


In recognition of their philanthropic charity, members of the 1897 Society enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits, including special communications, tickets to our annual benefit and our exclusive preview party prior to the annual Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition, along with private tours with our executive staff.