On January 1, 2023, Ruthmere launched Ruthmere Rising, a new simplified structure to membership and support. The goals of Ruthmere Rising are to make membership accessible to more people, disconnect philanthropic giving from membership, and offer a broad array of sponsorship opportunities for supporters to target their dollars to the programs that they like the most. Learn more below and via the links to the left.
- Become a member, as either an individual or a business. Join as a member for one modest price and enjoy the many benefits that only membership can offer.
- Become a Program Sponsor for your favorite Ruthmere series and take ownership of the Ruthmere elements that you like best. We offer many options and special perks for sponsors.
- Make a donation of any amount through My Ruthmere Donation. Membership is not required. Anyone can easily give any amount online.
- Participate in Ruthmere Forever, a matching funding plan that supports both Ruthmere's current programs and long term sustainability. 100% tax deductible.
- Place Ruthmere or the Havilah Beardsley House in your estate plan by designating your legacy gift to one of Ruthmere's endowed funds managed by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
- Become a volunteer in one of the many fields Ruthmere has to offer, such as guiding tours, gardening, and special events. All active volunteers earn immediate complimentary Ruthmere Private Membership as a thank you.