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There are many ways that you can help support the Institute for Wildlife Studies, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Institute will help us continue our wildlife conservation efforts. Choose to make a secure contribution on-line using PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account, unless selecting monthly contributions) or use a convenient mail-in form (PDF, Word). You can add multiple items to a shopping cart to make a single contribution. However, subscription contributions must be made individually. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may contact us if you would like us to manually run monthly contributions.

 

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Membership Levels and Benefits       top
By becoming a Supporting Member* of the Institute for Wildlife Studies you help sustain our efforts to study and restore wildlife populations around the world. Memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Each new or renewing member will also receive a mini LED flashlight as a special "Thank You" gift.

 

Sponsor (Level I): $35 contribution ($30 tax-deductible) 
You will receive an IWS membership card (good for 1 year from date of enrollment), an IWS window decal, and your name on our website.

Make a Single Contribution of $35

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $2.92

 
Naturalist (Level II): $50 contribution ($40 tax-deductible)
You will receive the benefits of the previous level, plus a set of 5 IWS notecards.

Make a Single Contribution of $50

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $4.17

 
Conservation Partner (Level III): $100 contribution ($80 tax-deductible)
You will receive the benefits of the previous levels, plus an embroidered IWS t-shirt (eagle logo on blue t-shirt or Island fox logo on gray t-shirt) or baseball cap.

Make a Single Contribution of $100

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $8.34

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Eagle Guardian (Level IV): $250 contribution ($210 tax-deductible) 
Benefits of previous levels, plus an embroidered IWS hooded sweatshirt or long-sleeved t-shirt.

Make a Single Contribution of $250

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $20.84

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Wildlife Enthusiast (Level V): $500 contribution ($400 tax-deductible) 
Benefits of previous levels, plus an invitation for 3-4 people to visit our captive eagles on Santa Catalina Island, California with an IWS biologist (~2 hour trip).

Make a Single Contribution of $500

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $41.67

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Patron (Level VI): $1000 contribution ($750 tax-deductible)
Benefits of Levels I-IV, plus an invitation for 3-4 people to visit Santa Catalina Island for a 3-4 hour visit with an IWS biologist. Learn about our work with bald eagles, island fox, and other wildlife as you explore the island.

Make a Single Contribution of $1000

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $83.34

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Leadership Circle (Level VII): $2500 contribution($2000 tax-deductible)
Benefits of Levels I-IV, plus an invitation for 3-4 people to visit Santa Catalina Island, California for an all day visit with an IWS biologist. Explore some of the remote areas of Catalina and enjoy a prepared picnic lunch at a beautiful island vista.

Make a Single Contribution of $2500

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $208.34

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Benefactor (Level VIII): $5000 contribution ($4500 tax-deductible) 
You will receive a life-time membership that includes the benefits of the previous levels (only one all-day visit to Catalina), plus invitations to special occasions, and the opportunity to name a bald eagle chick from one of our nests.

Make a Single Contribution of $5000

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $416.67

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* Not a Voting Membership
Adopt A Nest      top
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Institute for Wildlife Studies will help support our research and maintain our live nest cams.
Adopt a Nest (Level I)

$1000 Contribution ($800 tax-deductible)

Your nest adoption will help cover the costs of monitoring the nest, banding the eaglet(s), and tracking the birds once they leave the nest. Groups can raise funds to adopt a nest and split the benefits among their members.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- A personalized adoption certificate
- A photo of the chick(s) in the nest at the time of banding (8 weeks old)
- A personal 5-6 hour Catalina Island tour for 3-4 people with an IWS biologist
- A Sponsor membership to IWS
- Acknowledgment of your adoption on the Institute for Wildlife Studies website
- Some nests have live cameras and you can watch your adopted chick(s) grow via the internet
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Make a Single Contribution of $1000

Nest Choice

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $83.34

Nest Choice

Adopt a Nest (Level II)

$250 Contribution (Fully tax-deductible)

Your nest adoption will help cover the costs of monitoring the nest, banding the eaglet(s), and tracking the birds once they leave the nest.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- A personalized adoption certificate
- A photo of the chick(s) in the nest at the time of banding (8 weeks old)
- A Sponsor Membership to IWS
- Acknowledgment of your adoption on the Institute for Wildlife Studies website
- Some nests have live cameras and you can watch your adopted chick(s) grow via the internet
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Make a Single Contribution of $250

Nest Choice

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $20.84

Nest Choice

Adopt an Educational Eagle      top
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Institute for Wildlife Studies will help care for the captive birds and their facilities and enable us to continue our education programs.
Adopt an Educational Eagle (Level I)

$250 Contribution ($200 tax-deductible)

Pimu (bald eagle) and Hydi (golden eagle) are permanently disabled eagles working as eagle ambassadors on Catalina Island. Your adoption of Pimu or Hydi will help provide food, veterinary care and aviary upkeep.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- A personal tour for 3-4 people by an IWS biologist to the eagle aviary on your next Catalina visit
- A personalized adoption certificate
- 8x10 photo of your adopted bird
- Personalized name plaque at the Eagle Aviary (fill in information below)
- A Sponsor Membership to IWS
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Pimu and Hydi can be adopted by more than one sponsor.

Make a Single Contribution of $250

Adopt Which Eagle?
Name(s) on Plaque

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $20.84

Adopt Which Eagle?
Name(s) on Plaque
Adopt an Educational Eagle (Level II)

$125 Contribution (Fully tax-deductible)

Pimu (bald eagle) and Hydi (golden eagle) are permanently disabled eagles working as eagle ambassadors on Catalina Island. Your adoption of Pimu or Hydi will help provide food, veterinary care and aviary upkeep.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- A personalized adoption certificate
- 8x10 photo of your adopted bird
- Personalized name plaque at the Eagle Aviary (fill in information below)
- A Sponsor Membership to IWS
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Pimu and Hydi can be adopted by more than one sponsor.

Make a Single Contribution of $125

Adopt Which Eagle?
Name(s) on Plaque

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $10.42

Adopt Which Eagle?
Name(s) on Plaque
 
Gift Options       top

IWS Hooded Sweatshirt (Your gift for a $50 minimum contribution. $25 value)

Hoodie

 

A comfortable hooded sweatshirt (50% preshrunk cotton/50% polyester) with the IWS eagle logo.

IWS Logo
Size
 

IWS Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Your gift for a $40 minimum contribution. $18 value)

Hoodie

 

New long-sleeved t-shirt available with either the IWS Bald Eagle logo on a blue t-shirt or the IWS Island Fox logo on a gray t-shirt. This t-shirt is 90% cotton/10% polyester.

Fox emblemEagle logo

Logo:
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IWS T-Shirt (Your gift for a $35 minimum contribution. $12.50 value)
T-shirt

 

A comfortable 90% cotton/10% polyester t-shirt with the IWS bald eagle or Island fox logo. Available in blue with the eagle logo, or gray with the Island fox logo.

blueFox emblem

Logo:
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IWS Hat (Your gift for a $30 minimum contribution. $10 value)
new hat

 

An IWS hat with an embroidered bald eagle head on the front and Institute for Wildlife Studies across the back.

 
Return Flight DVD (Your gift for a $25 minimum contribution)
Return Flight

 

A documentary by Kevin White chronicles the restoration of bald eagles to the Channel Islands. This is the longer version aired on PBS stations.

 
Replica Wing Marker (Your gift for a $25 minimum contribution)
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Do you have a favorite eagle? You can get a replica of the wing markers that we use to uniquely tag each eagle. Or if you prefer a number/name (up to 6 characters) special to you, you can get that on a wing marker instead.

Color
Size
Number/Name on Tag
 
IWS Notecards (set of 5) (Your gift for a $20 minimum contribution. $10 value)

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A set of 5 blank notecards featuring the Two Harbors bald eagles with a textured layered technique applied. Photos by Nancee Wells.

 
IWS Shopping Bag (Your gift for a $10 minimum contribution. $4 value)
Shopping Bag

 

A shopping bag made from recycled materials. Great for the quick trip to the store.