Members are the lifeblood of any organization, and that’s especially true of TIGHAR. Not only does a strong membership provide a sound financial base, but member participation in research projects, training programs, and expeditions is essential to the accomplishment of TIGHAR’s mission. Memberships are available at a variety of levels to accommodate everyone’s time and interest.


Categories of TIGHAR Membership

All TIGHAR members can post to the Forum, and starting at Associate level receive discounts on selected merchandise in the TIGHAR Store. Digital TIGHAR Tracks, renewal notices, and receipts are optional at all levels from Senior/Student up. All levels except Virtual receive a membership card and TIGHAR logo stickers for their vehicles.

Beginning at Associate Level, you can also make your membership SUSTAINING — paid on your credit card monthly for the amount you choose until you say otherwise. No more renewal notices, just the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting TIGHAR in the most efficient way possible.

Category Annual Dues Benefits
Virtual $25 Virtual membership is for the seriously broke person who still wants to support TIGHAR and participate in the Forum. It is a digital membership only. No paper materials will be sent, so it requires an email address. Virtual members can post to the Forum, and will receive a digital TIGHAR Tracks, and all TIGHARNews emails.
Museum/Library $35 The Museum/Library rate is for institutions which wish to have our printed magazine available for their patrons. No other materials are sent. Non-U.S. institutions, please add US$10 for the extra postage.
Senior/Student $45 TIGHAR Tracks (digital or print), TIGHARNews (digital), membership card, membership window sticker.
Associate $60 Receive all printed materials (or digital on request), membership card, membership window sticker, discounts on TIGHAR merchandise.
 Sustaining Associate $5/month
Researcher $120 Includes free research materials not available for sale, and opportunities for publication of research work in the TIGHAR Journal, as well as the benefits above.
 Sustaining Researcher $10/month
Sponsor $300 Includes all of the above benefits, plus your choice of a TIGHAR Cap or lapel pin (select on the linked page in the Store).
 Sustaining Sponsor $25/month
Donor $600 All of the above benefits, including a cap AND pin, and a polo shirt with the TIGHAR logo embroidered on the left chest. Sizes: M L XL XXL (choose on Store page). Smalls available by special order, about two to three weeks.
 Sustaining Donor $50/month
Patron $1,200 All of the above benefits and a listing on our website if you desire for you and/or your business. Please call the number below, or email us to arrange such a listing.
 Sustaining Patron $100/month
Benefactor $6,000 All of the above benefits and a listing on our website if you desire for you and/or your business. Please call the number below, or email us to arrange such a listing.
 Sustaining Benefactor $500/month
Voice: 610.467.1937, during regular business hours, Eastern U.S. Time (GMT-5)
Membership inquiries: Pat@tighar.org
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