The Pennsylvania Society provides members fellowship with Pennsylvanians who share a deep affection for Pennsylvania, pride in giving back to the Commonwealth, and a commitment to civil engagement. The Pennsylvania Society celebrates the diversity of the Commonwealth and of its members. Early members of the Society included Andrew Carnegie, Charles Schwab and Andrew W. Mellon. Today, members of the Society come from many professions and walks of life and live throughout Pennsylvania, the United States and the world.
In addition to access to the Society’s community, membership includes exclusive invitations to Society events throughout the year. The Annual Dinner of The Pennsylvania Society is a highlight of the social calendar. Held in New York City since 1899, Society members gather in friendship to celebrate a Gold Medal recipient, to reminisce about the year just past and to enjoy the start of the holiday season. Members may subscribe to the Annual Dinner for themselves and guests. Additionally, the Annual Luncheon Meeting is held in the spring, rotating between different Pennsylvania communities. Members are also encouraged to participate in all activities and initiatives of the Society.
TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP
Active members include any person who is a native of Pennsylvania; or the descendant of a native of Pennsylvania who is or was a Society member; or a current resident of Pennsylvania; or a previous resident of Pennsylvania for seven consecutive years; or a graduate of an accredited college or university in Pennsylvania with an undergraduate or graduate degree.
Associate members include any person who does not qualify as an active member. The associate member must either have a substantial financial interest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or have made a significant contribution to the well-being of Pennsylvania or its citizens. The associate member will pay the same dues as an active member but will be denied voting rights and cannot serve on Council.
Dues and Entrance Fees
New members are asked to pay a one-time entrance fee of $300. Dues are currently $100 per year. An optional life membership is available for a fee of $1,500 without regard to the age of the member.