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There has never been a country quite like America. The special advantages and high standards of living we enjoy as Americans today have their origins in America's Gilded Age, when Captains of Industry and Commerce, like Henry Morrison Flagler, built a new corporate America. The culture of philanthropy founded during America's Gilded Age has made museums, libraries, universities and other nonprofit corporations an essential and unique feature of American culture.

When asked if the idea of creating the Standard Oil joint-stock corporation was his, John D. Rockefeller remarked, "I wish I'd had the brains to think of it. It was Henry Flagler."

A key figure in the evolution of the American corporation as we know it today, Flagler's innovative ideas for structuring Standard Oil made multi-state corporations a reality and made Standard Oil the most profitable corporation in history.

In addition to helping build Standard Oil, Flagler literally invented Florida. Through Flagler's efforts, tourism and agriculture became the foundation blocks of Florida's economy. Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, and the luxury hotels he built along the way, eventually linked the entire east coast of Florida from St. Augustine to Key West, establishing Daytona, Palm Beach, Miami, and many other cities along the length of Florida's east coast.

Flagler's philanthropy is most obvious in Florida, where he established at least ten churches, three hospitals, and the public works systems for four cities.

In 1902, Flagler built his Gilded Age estate, Whitehall, in Palm Beach. Today, Whitehall is preserved as the Flagler Museum, a nonprofit corporation which has provided unique educational experiences for millions of people since it opened in 1960.

The Corporate Membership levels listed below describe the benefits of an association with the Flagler Museum, including the opportunity to play an important role in preserving this National Historic Landmark and continuing the legacy of corporate philanthropy created during America's Gilded Age.

Memberships to the Flagler Museum may be processed on-line, by mail, or by calling the Membership Department at (561) 655-2833 ext.25. For additional information please e-mail the Member Services Manager.

To complete an online Membership you must first create an account, and then reply to the e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.

Click: Register to create an online account.

 

Corporate Membership Levels

Chairman $10,000

Corporate Chairman benefits include:

  • Twelve Individual Memberships with unlimited free admission to the Flagler Museum Copies of the Flagler Museum Members Newsletter, Inside Whitehall, sent to key personnel
  • 100 guest passes to the Flagler Museum
  • Eight invitations to the Annual Trustees Reception
  • A listing on the Members and Contributors Recognition Wall in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion
  • The privilege of reserving the Boardroom and Study for up to four meetings (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)
  • The privilege of reserving one evening at the Flagler Museum for a Member Event for up to 400 guests (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)

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  • Sponsorship acknowledgment for one of the following rooms:
    • Grand Hall
    • Flagler Kenan Pavilion

CEO $7,000

Corporate CEO benefits include:

  • Eight Individual Memberships with unlimited free admission to the Flagler Museum
  • Copies of the Flagler Museum Members Newsletter, Inside Whitehall, sent to key personnel
  • 50 guest passes to the Flagler Museum
  • Eight invitations to the Annual Trustees Reception
  • The privilege of reserving the Boardroom and Study for up to three meetings (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)
  • A listing on the Members and Contributors Recognition Wall in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion
  • The privilege of reserving one evening at the Flagler Museum for a Member Event for up to 200 guests in any of the rooms available for Member Events other than the Flagler Pavilion (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)

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  • Sponsorship acknowledgment for one of the following rooms:
    • Library
    • Music Room
    • Grand Ballroom
    • Dining Room
    • Drawing Room
    • Courtyard

President $5,000

Corporate President benefits include:

  • Six Individual Memberships with unlimited free admission to the Flagler Museum
  • Copies of the Flagler Museum Members Newsletter, Inside Whitehall, sent to key personnel
  • 25 Guest passes to the Flagler Museum
  • Six invitations to the Annual Trustees Reception
  • A listing on the Members and Contributors Recognition Wall in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion
  • The privilege of reserving the Boardroom and Study for up to two meetings (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)
  • The privilege of reserving one evening at the Flagler Museum for a Member Event for up to 100 guests in any of the rooms available for Member Events other than the Flagler Kenan Pavilion (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)

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  • Sponsorship acknowledgment for one of the following rooms:
    • Master Suite
    • Colonial Chamber
    • Billiard Room
    • South Hall
    • Breakfast Room

Executive $3,000

Corporate Executive benefits include:

  • Four Individual Memberships with unlimited free admission to the Flagler Museum
  • Copies of the Flagler Museum Members Newsletter, Inside Whitehall, sent to key personnel
  • 10 guest passes to the Flagler Museum
  • Four invitations to the Annual Trustees Reception
  • A listing on the Members and Contributors Recognition Wall in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion
  • The privilege of reserving the Boardroom and Study for one meeting (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)
  • The privilege of reserving one evening at the Flagler Museum for a Member Event for up to 50 guests in any of the rooms available for Member Events other than the Flagler Pavilion (subject to Member Event guidelines, fees, and availability)

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  • Sponsorship acknowledgment for one of the following rooms:
    • Green Hall
    • Morning Room
    • Yellow Roses Rom
    • Colonial Room
    • Silver Maple Room
    • Blue Room
    • Pink Room
    • Louis XV Room
    • Gold Room
    • Heliotrope Room
    • Green Room