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GAHF Membership & Benefits

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® is a membership based organization. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in our mission. German ancestry or German language skills are not required. Please note that we have just revised our membership benefits, and we hope that you find this new benefits package rewarding and useful. We are always open for feedback and would love to hear from you. 

Benefits are based on the unique membership plan you choose, and include the following:

  • Complimentary museum admissions and discounts

  • Discounted fares to events

  • The Ambassador Newsletter 

  • Discounts with GAHF partners as listed on our Website (partnerships may change from time to time)

You can download our membership brochure and application form here:

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Individual Memberships

  • Student (Non-voting)
  • Please note that proof of high school or university enrollment is required.

    • Two complimentary museum admissions per year and discounted admission thereafter
    • Discounted admission to special exhibits and events
    • Ambassador Newsletter (electronic format)
    • Discounts with GAHF partners

  • Associate
  • This includes German-American exchange fellowship alumni.

    • As above plus
    • 10% discount to gift shop

  • Supporter
    • As above plus
    • Complimentary admission to museum for 1 member and 1 guest for 1 year (excludes special events and exhibits)
    • Individual vote at annual meeting
    • Membership pin
    • A 1-year free student membership
    • Ambassador Newsletter (print format)
    • ROAM Membership

  • Sustaining Contributor
    • As above plus
    • Membership benefits extended to 2 members of household
    • Complimentary admission to museum for 1 non-household guest (1 visit, excluding special events and exhibits)
    • $15 gift certificate to gift shop
    • 1 guest pass to exhibit or program, including virtual programs
    • Recognition by name on website
    • GAHM commemorative coffee cup

  • Benefactor
    • As above plus
    • Discounts for German Language Courses
    • $25 gift certificate to gift shop
    • 2 guest passes to exhibit or program, including virtual programs
    • Invitation to exclusive Benefactor events
    • Copy of How German Ingenuity Inspired America

  • Council of 1000
    • As above plus
    • Complimentary admission to 2 special exhibits or programs per year for you and 1 guest
    • Private tour of museum (regular or special exhibitions) with up to 4 guests
    • Name listed on Annual Gala Program

  • Patron
    • As above plus
    • Special reception and recognition at annual gala
    • Lifetime membership

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