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 Special Gifting Categories and Donors

Our future development, restoration, and programming costs will be substantial. Help us meet current needs, and also develop a substantial endowment from which the interest income will support future operating costs.

Please consider the current tax benefits of gifts to the Society.

Also, when doing estate planning, please consider the satisfaction and benefits of supporting the Society and its objectives: preservation and celebration of our heritage. You already are an important part of that heritage. Help us keep the past alive, relevant, and a strong base upon which to build a meaningful and vital future.

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Special Gifting Categories

Founder: $100,000 +

  • 2002: Harold and Mary Wilson (first Founder)

Explorer: $25,000 +

Patentee*: $10,000 +

  • 2006: LaSalle Bank, Pittsfield Office (first Business Patentee)
  • 2005: C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall (first Patentee) (in memory of their parents)

* Patentees received original land titles signed by the President: John Quincy Adams.

Pioneer: $5,000 +

  • 2010: James (d) and Helen Richards
  • 2004: Donald (d) and Betty LeClair (in memory of Arthur and Irene Frey) (plus gifts made in their names in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary)
  • 2003: Robert and Ernestine (d) Meenan

Settler: $1,000 +

  • 2017: Mandy Grewal & Robert Brackenbury
  • 2015: Patricia Tupacz and Edward (d) Scribner
  • 2015: Stephen & Elizabeth Hopp McGuire Heller
  • 2014: Margaret Lillie Memorial
  • 2011: Carl Ticknor (in memory of Marcia Ticknor)
  • 2009: Ray & Sonja Hagen
  • 2007: Margaret Diebold (d)
  • 2007: Janice Harwood
  • 2007: Anita Wilson & Thomas McCollum
  • 2006: John & Michelle Bemis
  • 2006: DTE Foundation
  • 2006: Richard & Jocelyn (d) Glass
  • 2006: Mabel and Lloyd Johnson Foundation
  • 2006: Douglas & Karen Kettlewell
  • 2006: Pittsfield Seniors
  • 2006: Brian & Mariann Scherdt
  • 2006: Christopher & Andrea Sharp
  • 2005: Wal-Mart
  • 2004: Mabel and Lloyd Johnson Foundation
  • 2004: Emily Hopp & John Salvette (in memory of Clayton A. Hopp)
  • 2004: Douglas and Evelyn (d) Woolley (in memory of James D. Reader, Sr.)
  • 2003: Sams Club
  • 2002: Warren Avis (d)
  • 2000: Robert (d) and Margaret Lillie (d) (first Settler) (gifts in memory of Robert Lillie at time of his death)

Resident: $250 +

  • 2019: Greg Dodds
  • 2014: Al and Cecilia Paas
  • 2009: Dolores Church (d)
  • 2009: Martelle Wells
  • 2008: Oak Valley Centre Partnership
  • 2008: Pittsfield Union Grange 882
  • 2007: Atwell-Hicks
  • 2007: Michael Lillie Memorial
  • 2005: Pittsfield Residents for Better Government
  • 2005: Helene (d) and Barbara Reader
  • 2004: Lloyd S. Coleman (first Resident) (in memory of Edward Coleman)

Patron: $125 +

  • 2015: Charles & Mary Janikowski
  • 2011: Matt and Amy Harshberger
  • 2008: D.K. and Eileen Donegan
  • 2008: Don Koch (d) & Marlene Hintz
  • 2008: Steve & Debbie Sclater
  • 2007: George Carpenter
  • 2006: Darwyn and Susie Briggs (in memory of his Great Grandfather, Van Rensselaer Tyler)
  • 2006: David M. Hamel
  • 2006: Richard & Norma Sarns
  • 2006: Carl & Shirley Thayer
  • 2005: Daniel and Kathleen Arrington (Argon Repair & Maintenance, Inc.)
  • 2004: Leo and Michelle Belfy
  • 2004: Mary E. Cruse (d)
  • 2004: Abe and Elaine Karam

General Membership: dues + any other contributions under $125

See: Current Members for details.

General Donations by Non-members, 2018-2020

  • Stephanie Buttrey
  • Carol Sue Brodbeck
  • Norma Jean Smith Cost
  • Nathan & David McCalla
  • We would also like to thank the many donors who gave gifts in memory of Monica Hopp and Don LeClair.

    In-Kind Donations, 2018-2020

  • Mary Jean Jecklin & Kelley Vance Rea
  • Related Policies

    Any contribution above membership dues automatically covers the donors' membership fees -- unless they specify differently. For the year of that gift they automatically are members of the society for that year. Settlers and above automatically become life-time members of the society.

    All contributions at a SPECIAL level are cumulative over time. In other words. If a family gives at the Patron level for eight years or the Resident level for four years, they become Settlers: if they give at the Settler level for FIVE years, they become Pioneers. A Pioneer for FIVE years becomes an Explorer. Gifts do no have to be made in consecutive years to cumulate, but may be made periodically. However, only gifts made at the Special Gifting levels cumulate.

    Contributions at any REGULAR MEMBERSHIP level do NOT cumulate for SPECIAL level recognition.

    Corporate matching funds are credited to the person who initiated the match.

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