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Donor-level Memberships

Please help the Chicago Architecture Foundation increase the public's appreciation and understanding of architecture by upgrading your membership level. In addition to the benefits of basic membership, higher level members receive the benefits below. 


Burnham Society

  • All the benefits of a Beaux Arts membership
  • Invitations to exclusive Burnham Society events including tours and lectures not available to the public
  • A copy of Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago
  • Full tax-deductible donation
$1,500 and up
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Sullivan Society

  • All the benefits of a Beaux Arts membership
  • Complimentary box of embossed Louis Sullivan notes cards
  • Full tax-deductible donation
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Beaux Arts

  • All the benefits of a Deco membership
  • Recognition in the Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual report
  • Two (2) complimentary passes for continuing education courses
  • 20% discount at the CAF Shop
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  • All the benefits of a Sustaining membership
  • Two (2) complimentary passes to a members-only Behind-the-Scenes tour
  • Invitation to the Chicago Architecture Foundation's annual gala
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  • All the benefits of a Household membership
  • 4 complimentary guest passes to architecture walking tours
  • Tax-deductible donation
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Planning on taking a tour or attending a program soon? Purchase a membership + tickets in the same transaction on CAF's ticketing website and take advantage of your member benefits right away!  Walking, bus, bike, 'L', trolley and bus tour tickets are available for purchase online via the ticketing website. To redeem the 2-for-1 River Cruise member benefit, members must call our call center at 312-922-8687 and purchase the tickets by phone.

Please note: Your membership card all other non-tour benefits may not be available for up to two weeks after purchasing your membership.




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