Corporate Membership Program

Gateway to Science offers a Corporate Membership Program that provides benefits back to those companies that support our mission each year. The benefits of our various corporate membership levels are described below. To learn more about our Corporate Membership Program and how your company may participate, please contact Beth Demke, Executive Director, at 701.258.1975.

You can also download a Corporate Membership Form here. Click on the highlighted levels in the table below to see a list of our current corporate members. Corporate Membership at Gateway to Science is good business. When your business joins Gateway to Science, you’ll join our mission to inspire the discovery of science through hands-on experiences. With your support, we will continue working to educate, strengthen and enrich the community. Gateway to Science has corporate membership opportunities for businesses of all sizes.

Building a future workforce

Supporting Gateway to Science enhances science education for all students. Studies show most future entry-level jobs will require a basic level of science literacy. Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are growing faster than other fields, and even during the difficult economic times those careers can earn 26% higher salaries and experience lower unemployment. Gateway to Science is helping diversify the field, too. 65% of female and minority engineers and scientists cite visits to science museums as an important influence in nurturing their interest in science. Our programs contribute to an educated, curious, and equipped workforce for future generations.

Building your customer base

Corporate philanthropy builds the reputation of your business and invests in our community. Research shows that companies, large and small, that donate to causes are perceived better and have more social goodwill, both by employees and by customers. Strategically support your business objectives, increase your employee engagement and loyalty, and cultivate a socially responsible brand by partnering with Gateway to Science.

Enjoy the benefits

In addition to the intangible advantages of supporting Gateway to Science, corporate members have the ability to receive museum benefits, such as admission passes, tickets to our annual Einstein on Wine fundraiser, discounts on family memberships for their employees and other unique opportunities.

Gateway to Science Annual Corporate Membership Program

Levels of MembershipBenefits
*The Internal Revenue Service requires all non-profit institutions to give donors a good faith estimate of the fair market value of any goods for services received for a donation. Realizing that not all businesses desire those benefits that affect charitable deductibility, Gateway to Science offers corporate members the option of receiving science center passes, the fair market value of which is $6.50 each. Einstein on Wine tickets are valued at $60 each, which includes a $35 donation per ticket.
Platinum
$20,000 per year
• Complimentary Use of Facility rental for one corporate event ($500 value)
• 50% discount on membership purchases by employees presenting a name badge (or other form of company ID).
• Science center passes to distribute to all employees, upon request*
• Up to 40 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
• Featured on website masthead
Titanium
$10,000 per year
• 75% discount on Use of Facility rental for one corporate event ($375 value)
• 30% discount on membership purchases by employees presenting a name badge (or other form of company ID).
• 200 Science center passes to distribute to employees or company’s customers, upon request*
• Up to 20 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
• Featured on website masthead
Gold
$5,000 per year
• 50% discount on Use of Facility rental ($250 value)
• 20% discount on membership purchases by employees presenting a name badge (or other form of company ID).
• 100 Science center passes to distribute to employees or company’s customers, upon request*
• Up to 10 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
Silver
$2,500 per year
• 25% discount on Use of Facility rental ($125 value)
• 50 science center passes to distribute to employees or company’s customers, upon request*
• Up to 6 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
Bronze
$1,000 per year
• 25 Science center passes to distribute to employees or company’s customers, upon request*
• Up to 4 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
Copper

$500 per year
• 10 Science center passes to distribute to employees or company’s customers, upon request*
• Up to 2 tickets to annual fundraiser “Einstein on Wine,” upon request*
ALL LEVELS
• Name recognition in the GTS newsletter, (circulation 600 each quarter), on our website and in the science center lobby
• Subscription to Gateway to Science News and invitations to GTS events