Membership in the Society
Providing 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 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 through our annual events and our online member portal, members join us in recognizing the accomplishments of Pennsylvania and its citizens at invitation-only Society events throughout the year. Our events provide a forum for civil discussion and our revenues have made millions of dollars in charitable contributions to Commonwealth non-profits and college bound high school students possible. We share a love of Pennsylvania and are proud to continue to support the citizens who make this Commonwealth magnificent.
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. Annual dues are currently $250 per year. Annual dues for members aged 35 and under (Emerging Leaders) are $100 per year. An optional life membership is available for a fee of $2,500 without regard to the age of the member.