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|
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.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
Visit Rhode Island's largest nature center and aquarium. Walk the trails through meadows and marshes to Narragansett Bay. Say hello to Finn and Atlanta, our resident Red-tailed Hawks.
Meet the Ambassadors
Audubon’s avian ambassadors inspire an appreciation of nature in people of all ages. Here you can find:
- Bird Biographies
- Raptor Encounter Program
- Sponsor-A-Raptor Program