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Named for one the first editors of National Geographic magazine, the Grosvenor Council is a group of unwavering supporters who have partnered with the Society to ensure a lasting impact on the world. Grosvenor Council members generously support the National Geographic Society’s work at the cutting edge of science, exploration, education, and storytelling.

‚ÄčAs a global nonprofit, the Society has been committed to exploring and protecting the planet since 1888. With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, Grosvenor Council members make this possible—and play a leading role in making a tremendous impact on some of the most extraordinary science and exploration taking place today.

In thanks for your commitment, you’ll receive exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the Society, including the following benefits:



Gift of $1,000 to $2,499

  • Subscription to National Geographic magazine and exclusive “First Look” e-mails with breaking news on expeditions, discoveries, special events, and more
  • National Geographic’s official Yellow Border pin
  • Exclusive access to presentations and special events, and live online streaming of the National Geographic Society’s annual Explorers Symposium
  • Two free passes to National Geographic Museum exhibits in Washington, D.C.
  • 20% discount to purchases at the National Geographic online store
  • Invitation to join our experts on an annual Grosvenor Council Expedition
  • Your name listed in the National Geographic Society annual report


Gift of $2,500 to $4,999

All the benefits of VOYAGER membership, plus:

  • Advance notice of all new National Geographic expeditions, including the annual Grosvenor Council Expedition, with pre-sale reservation opportunities
  • Invitation to a private coffee in the historic Founders’ Room, featuring a special project update and tour of National Geographic Society headquarters
  • Opportunity to meet one-on-one with a National Geographic Society representative to share your ideas and opinions


Gift of $5,000 to $9,999

All the benefits of VOYAGER and DISCOVERER memberships, plus:

  • The Chairman’s Exploration Gift Pack, featuring a special National Geographic book and media selected by the Society’s chairman of the board
  • Letter from the Society’s leadership reporting on current field work and upcoming projects
  • Guest passes for four to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Free weekend parking at National Geographic Society headquarters (subject to availability)
  • Opportunity to give a National Geographic magazine subscription


Gift of $10,000 to $24,999

All the benefits of VOYAGER, DISCOVERER, and GEOGRAPHER memberships, plus:

  • A dedicated National Geographic Society concierge who is available to help you get the most from your Grosvenor Council membership and plan experiences tailored to your interests
  • Complimentary membership in National Geographic Expeditions’ Lifelong Explorer program, qualifying you for special discounts on National Geographic trips
  • Curated tour of National Geographic Museum exhibitions for you and your guests


Highest membership level

This is our highest membership level. For more information about the benefits of leadership-level giving, please contact Sarah Stallings at 202-807-3295.

Photo: Beverly Joubert (Top image, elephants)

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