All above levels receive general membership benefits as well. These benefits include 15% off all gift shop purchases, quarterly newsletters, Journal of Erie Studies, unlimited visits to the exhibits, guest passes, and invitations to members-only events such as the Christmas Party and Annual Meeting.
Download our membership form (PDF)
It’s the day Erie really does give! The Erie Community Foundation’s day for online giving will be held on August 13, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Donors can go to www.eriegives.org to make their gift.
New this year, Erie Gives will accept checks by August 12. Donating by check will save the ECHS the credit card processing fee. Checks must be made out to The Erie Community Foundation, be accompanied by a Check Donation Form, and be delivered to the Foundation by Monday, August 12.
Download/Print Check Donation Form
Contact Geri Cicchetti at 814-454-1813 x 34 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to include your check prior to August 12th.
Don’t forget to attend an ECHS event. Want to host an event to benefit ECHS? Contact our Advancement office at 814-454-1813 x34.
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PA’s Tax Credit Programs
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)
The Erie County Historical Society is an approved nonprofit to receive EITC funding. This is a program in which approved donors can give to ECHS and receive either a 75% or 90% tax credit on PA taxes in addition to a deduction on federal taxes. ECHS will direct donations to programs at the new Education Center in the Wood-Morrison-House
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
Erie County Historical Society will soon be submitting its application to become an approved nonprofit to receive NAP funding. The Neighborhood Assistance Program’s goal is to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas and support, among other things, educational opportunities. A tax credit of up to 55% can be awarded. ECHS will direct NAP donations to fund the new exhibits in the building under construction
If you’d like additional information on either program, please contact Geri Cicchetti at 814-454-1813 x 34 or at email@example.com.
Buy a Brick
You can also choose to immortalize your family name with a brick on the Carriage House Patio (former Planetarium). Bricks are $75 for 2 lines and $100 for 3 lines.
Download the Buy a Brick Form (PDF)
Please consider remembering ECHS in your estate plans. You can choose to include ECHS in your will, in a trust and/or as the beneficiary of an insurance policy. This type of donation often provides transformational growth for the organization.
If you'd like to discuss any of the above options further, contact Geri Cicchetti, Advancement Director at 814-454-1813 x34 or at firstname.lastname@example.org