Join the Wind Rose Society

To thank you for making an annual gift of $1,000 or more, we invite you to become a member of the Wind Rose Society. The Wind Rose Society is a special group of leadership donors whose contributions are critical to supporting and advancing the mission of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

A logo for the Wind Rose giving society that contains a compass rose.

Our Members Chart the Course

Fisherman and sailors rely on wind roses to provide crucial wind speed and direction readings. The contributions of the Wind Rose Society are vital to advancing our programs when opportunities or challenges arise.

As a member of the Wind Rose Society, you will be part of a visionary group of donors who care deeply about Maine's fishing economy and treasure the Gulf of Maine’s extraordinary ocean ecosystem. You will join a group of passionate donors who value science literacy and are dedicated to ensuring that all of Maine’s students, no matter where they wake up each morning, have access to high caliber science education.

Membership in the Wind Rose Society includes invitations to special events and experiences designed to draw you closer to GMRI leaders and to one another through social and networking opportunities with fellow members. As a member, you will receive insider communications about our work and will be invited to lend your voice to discussions about our core program areas.

Benefits and Experiences

We are grateful to our Wind Rose Society members for providing generous annual funding that allows GMRI to pursue our aspirational goals. We are pleased to offer Wind Rose Society members benefits and experiences that are unique to our organization’s work in the Gulf of Maine and are unavailable elsewhere. We invite members at each level to have deeper experiences with GMRI, our program and leadership teams, and with one another.

Membership Levels

  • Wind Rose icon - Boatswain level

    $1,000 - $2,499 (Boatswain)

    Wind Rose icon - Boatswain level

    • Leadership Reception
    • Dive in with Don

  • Wind Rose icon - Second Mate level

    $2,500 - $4,999
    (Second Mate)

    Wind Rose icon - Second Mate level

    • Leadership Reception
    • Dive in with Don
    • Frances Sail

  • Wind Rose icon - First Mate level

    $5,000 - $9,999
    (First Mate)

    Wind Rose icon - First Mate level

    • Leadership Reception
    • Dive in with Don
    • Frances Sail
    • Don’s Book Club
    • Coastal Excursion

  • Wind Rose icon - Pilot level

    $10,000 - $24,999
    (Pilot)

    Wind Rose icon - Pilot level

    • Leadership Reception
    • Dive in with Don
    • Frances Sail
    • Don’s Book Club
    • Coastal Excursion
    • Merlin Voyage

  • Wind Rose icon - Captain level

    $25,000+
    (Captain)

    Wind Rose icon - Captain level

    • Leadership Reception
    • Dive in with Don
    • Frances Sail
    • Don’s Book Club
    • Coastal Excursion
    • Merlin Voyage
    • Custom Experiences

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Kyle Garvey
Kyle Garvey Leadership Giving Program Manager (207) 228-1683 [email protected]