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Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle is a dynamic community of stewards, adventurers, and advocates for the Conservancy who give annually and generously to renew, discover and learn about Catalina Island.

Become a Leadership Circle Member

Extraordinary Donors of the Conservancy

This growing group of committed donors of the Conservancy are major advocates for protecting and restoring Catalina Island. By investing in this annual contribution, Leadership Circle members advance modern science-based conservation practices, lifelong learning experiences and nature-based recreation opportunities. Leadership Circle support fuels the Conservancy’s commitment to being a world-class model for balanced land conservation solutions, a premier recreation and learning destination, and a leading example of how to build successful cultural partnerships.


Exclusive Experiences for Leadership Circle Members

As a Leadership Circle member, you will experience enriched and expanded benefits with exclusive access, including unique lectures and behind the scenes tours; small salons with scientists and educators, community science programs for learners of all ages; and events and programs on the Island and on the mainland.

View the exclusive opportunities for learning and engagement with levels from $2500- $50,000 below.


Leadership Circle members help care for the Conservancy and support all the work it does on Catalina Island. In appreciation, members receive all the benefits of general membership, PLUS exclusive privileges granting insider access to experience the Island as few do.

Leadership Circle Silver Membership ($2,500)

  • Recognition on the Trailhead Donor Wall and Conservancy Times
  • Invitations to Leadership Circle events and lectures
  • Subscription to the Conservancy Times bi-annual magazine
  • Two tickets to the Conservancy’s Annual Wild Side Art Show & Sale

Leadership Circle Gold Membership ($5,000)

All the benefits of $2,500 plus:

  • Scientist-hosted tour of the interior
  • An Adventurer membership ($125) to give as a gift
  • Complimentary access to Community Science programs and Naturalist Trainings

Leadership Circle Platinum Membership ($10,000)

All the benefits of $2,500-$5,000 plus:

  • Private scientist-hosted tour for six of the interior
  • Special recognition in the Conservancy’s Annual Report
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events and lectures

President's Circle Membership ($25,000)

All the benefits of $2,500-$10,000 plus:

  • Dinner and presentation with Conservancy President & CEO, Whitney Latorre
  • Two Tickets to the Annual Conservancy Ball
  • Fox Trapping Excursion

Founder's Circle Membership ($50,000)

All the benefits of $2,500- $25,000 plus:

  • Catalina Photo Safari with National Geographic
  • Private dinner for 8 with Conservancy President & CEO, Whitney Latorre
  • Conservancy Ball Sponsorship for two
  • Personal event at the Conservancy’s Trailhead restaurant, Topside by NDMK


With your help, the Conservancy can aim to serve as thought leaders and offer models for helping to address the world’s environmental challenges for a more sustainable future. Together, we can keep our beloved Island resilient and accessible for all to enjoy.