Funded almost entirely by private support, Historic Yellow Springs relies on the generous participation of

members, donors and sponsors to make possible all that we do.

Your investment in HYS sustains our historic village and the vibrant programs offered in the arts, history and nature.

There are many ways to become involved and make a tax-deductible donation. Find the one that is right for you.




We’re super excited to let you know that we’re part of an amazing campaign called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause throughout the holiday season.

Help us win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge and get $150k for HYS!!

Anyone that has visited Historic Yellow Springs knows what a special place it is. As a historic village devoted to arts, history, and nature, we serve nearly 22,000 people who visit us each year. They learn about our history, take art classes, attend summer camp, and enjoy events in the beautiful and natural environment of our 142 acres of open space. What better investment in the future than that?

Without support from the public, Historic Yellow Springs could not exist. We depend on the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to carry out all of our work. Please join the growing number of people who believe in our mission of providing education in arts, history, and nature. Your gift ensures that innovative educational programs, exhibitions, and events are available to our community at this remarkable historic site.

Every dollar counts. Every gift matters.




Join Historic Yellow Springs today! As a member, you will receive advanced notification of events and can participate in special member-only exhibitions. Your membership supports our historic village and our education programs dedicated to the arts, history and nature. Experience HYS during this historic year as only a member can.

Review our Member Benefits to see which level is right for you, or call 610-827-7414 to learn more about the rewards of HYS membership.




Join or renew online or give a membership as a gift, click here to access our secure online ordering page, or print and mail the membership form:

Print Membership 2015

Member Benefits

Monthly eNews with upcoming events and information
Free admission to the annual Membership Party
Opportunity to exhibit your artwork at our Members’ Art Exhibition
Advance notice of all programs and events

Discounts throughout the year:

  • Art classes for adults and children
  • Opening parties and events
  • Historic Yellow Springs annual Art Show Poster (unframed). Pay only $5.00 – a $25.00 savings
  • Discounts at area businesses and arts organizations (See PDF form)

Member Levels

Student/Senior Membership $30

Individual Membership $35

Family Membership $50

Patron Membership $100
Membership benefits plus:
Two (2) tickets to the Yellow Spring Art Show Opening Party
10% off rental of Washington Inn (value up to $250)

Benefactor Membership $350
Membership benefits plus:
Two (2) tickets to the Yellow Spring Art Show Opening Party
Two (2) complimentary Yellow Springs Annual Art Show posters
20% off rental of Washington Inn (value up to $500)

Membership is good for ONE YEAR from date of purchase.

Sponsorship of an HYS event, exhibition or program provides a great promotional platform to support your organization’s current marketing objectives.

Sponsorship of HYS will connect your brand to over 22,000 visitors per year and reach the tri-state area through various media.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Sponsorship of public programs, educational programs and exhibitions at Historic Yellow Springs offers creative and cost-effective strategies to meet corporate objectives. As an HYS Sponsor, you can strengthen and enhance visibility of your brand in the following ways:

  • Sponsor recognition in selected advertising
  • Sponsor recognition in HYS’ publications and on our website
  • Entertaining clients and guests at sponsor receptions, VIP admission passes, tickets to special events and programs, and reserved parking
  • Signage opportunities at events
  • Mention in HYS’ Annual Report

Contact us for more information on Sponsorship at or 610-827-7414 ext. 14. We look forward to working with you.

For special families and friends who have made a significant commitment to HYS, we offer the Legacy Circle. The Legacy Circle is an avenue of giving for those who would like to contribute to HYS at $1,000 or higher each year. People who give to the Legacy Circle enjoy special invitations and recognition throughout the year.

Legacy Circle Levels

Iron Spring – $5,000 and above

Crystal Diamond – $2,500 to $4,999

Jenny Lind – $1,000 to $2,499

For more information, please contact us at 610-827-7414 ext. 14.

Honor or Memorialize a Loved One

Your gift to HYS can honor or celebrate the life of a special person. A card acknowledging the gift will be sent to the family or friend and your gift will be noted in our Annual Report. This is a wonderful way to help HYS and to honor or memorialize a loved one.

If your company matches gifts that you make to the HYS, it could double the value of your contribution! Please take a moment to get a matching gift form from your personnel office and follow the directions to initiate a match. Some companies that have matched gifts to HYS include GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and SAP.

Stock Donations

One of the ways we don’t always highlight is a donation of stock. It’s a great way to contribute to HYS and easy to do.  Just drop Eileen a quick email  and she will send the process to you.

Vehicle Donation

Your donation will benefit HYS. It’s a safe, hassle-free alternative to selling or trading your car. Free pick-up, fast and friendly service! Click here for more information.

Vehicle Donation

In-kind Gifts

Gifts of items or services really help us stretch our limited resources! If you wish to make an in-kind gift, please contact our Development Office. There are many ways to show your support. We are happy to assist you with any questions about giving to Historic Yellow Springs at 610-827-7414, ext.14. Every dollar counts. Every gift matters.


Historic Yellow Springs’ Donation Wishlist

Donations are 100% tax deductible

  • Windows 10 laptops with Microsoft Office
  • Second Generation iPads
  • Speakers for computers (HYS office has VoiP)
  • Gas Log Splitter for Chester Springs Studio Wood Kiln
  • Dremels with grinding stone bits for Chester Springs Studio
  • Portable drill and driver set
  • 10 foot trailer for the HYS John Deere
  • Walk-behind Lawn Mower

Please contact with any questions.