Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Join & Support

Support our mission of educating the next generation of leaders about government, the importance of civic engagement, and the need for bipartisanship. In honor of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s 47-year tenure in the United States Senate, you can become a Member of the Institute for $47 a year. Household membership is available for $75. Students can join for just $25. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Your membership supports students coming to the Institute for free, stepping into the shoes of a United States Senator for a day. Members also make it possible for visitors to experience how our government works and understand the importance of each person’s voice in addressing critical issues facing our nation. With your support, we are able to offer interactive exhibits and engaging programs that bring in diverse speakers for conversations about the need for finding common ground in our democracy.

Benefits include:

  • Free admission for one year (for two with Household membership)
  • 10% discount in gift store and online store
  • Subscription to Institute Newsletter
  • Early notification of programs
  • Members-only updates each year
  • A one-time use guest pass per year (two passes with Household membership)
  • Special pricing for ticketed Institute events

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