As a member, you can be a part of preserving BRIT’s priceless plant collection, while supporting educational, environmental, and research programming and help to increase the public's appreciation of plants and the natural world. Inspire people, conserve native plants, and document biodiversity to protect rare and endemic plants.
Members have the chance to have meaningful, often behind-the-scenes, interactions with our special exhibitions, visiting experts, and more. Members enjoy the following special benefits:
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to BRIT are fully tax-deductible.
BRIT Membership Reciprocal Partners
As an extra bonus several local retail businesses have agreed to be BRIT membership partners. Members can show their BRIT membership card in these shops to receive special discounts. Shop in their stores and you will not only be saving money but you'll be supporting your local community. Show your appreciation by dropping by one these shops during your home improvement or home decorating projects!
Double Your Donation - Matching Gift Program!
Many employers match their employees’ and retirees’ contributions to nonprofits - doubling or even tripling your gift. The Human Resource office can provide you information. You'll be recognized for both amounts, as well as recognizing your company. Check here to see if your company has a Matching Gift Program.
Memorials And Tributes
Tribute gifts provide you with the opportunity to recognize those who have an impact on your life. Gifts of this nature are a meaningful way to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a family member or friend. BRIT will recognize all memorial/tribute gifts in our Annual Report, and written acknowledgments will be sent to the family.
Demonstrate your company's commitment to our earth’s biodiversity by joining as a Corporate Member of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Corporate contributions are critical to BRIT’s ability to share knowledge from our scientific collections and to explore and educate the public of the importance of our planet’s health and well-being. In return, enjoy the many advantages including priority access to special exhibits; invitations to exhibition openings and other special events; discounts on any special tours, classes, camps, or services we provide, as well as at our reciprocal partners; and the opportunity to host parties and events in a variety of spectacular spaces.
Does your company have a Volunteer Grants Program? Hundreds of employees and retirees volunteer thousands of hours globally in our neighborhoods each year. In fact, more than 3,000 charitable organizations benefit from employees and retirees’ dedication each year. To honor those who give their time and service to causes important to them, organizations with Charitable Foundation Awards Volunteer Grants, which can be as much as $500 per employee or retiree for each calendar year and usually are made in the name of the employee or retiree, to eligible charitable organizations.
Your employer may choose to reward your community involvement by making a corporate donation based on the time you’ve invested with us at BRIT! Check online to see if yours in one who recognizes community volunteers or contact your Human Resources department to see if your company offers a Volunteer Grant Program!
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