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Tammie L. Crole

Director of Membership and Grants Coordinator

Join, Learn, and Make the World a Better Place with BRIT!

Members are essential to the success of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. As a BRIT member, you can be a part of preserving BRIT’s priceless plant collection, while supporting the Institution's educational, environmental, and research programming and help to increase the public's appreciation of plants and the natural world.

By becoming a member of BRIT, you help us to inspire people, conserve native plants, and document biodiversity to protect rare and endemic plants. And membership has rewards for you, too! 

In exchange for their generosity, Members have the chance to have meaningful, often behind-the-scenes, interactions with our special exhibitions, visiting experts, and more. Members enjoy the following special benefits:

Partner ......................................$50
- Subscription BRIT's Monthly Email
- Subscription Better Homes and Gardens
- Store discounts at local nurseries - see full list: Reciprocal Retail Partners
- Reduced fees for workshops, camps, Sip at BRIT series, and other special programs
- Reciprocal admission to more than 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories, including FW Japanese Garden and Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Supporter ...................................$100
- All of the benefits above
- Invitations to galas and benefit parties
- Arts exhibit opening (1) in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall
- You allow BRIT to collect, identify, mount, and digitize 5 Plant Specimens into our collection.

Patron ......................................$250
- All of the benefits above
- Discount on facility rental

Affiliate .....................................$500
- All of the benefits above
- Arts exhibit opening (all) in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall
- You can underwrite one child's camp scholarship. 

- All of the benefits above
- Invitations to meet visiting scientists and scholars

Director's Circle.........................$5,000+
- All of the benefits above
- Invitation to private receptions

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to BRIT are fully tax-deductible.

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BRIT Membership Reciprocal Partners
As an extra bonus several local retail businesses have agreed to be BRIT membership partners. Members can show their BRIT membership card in these shops to receive special discounts. Shop in their stores and you will not only be saving money but you'll be supporting your local community. Show your appreciation by dropping by one these shops during your home improvement or home decorating projects! Read more about our reciprocal partners.

Double Your Donation - Matching Gift Program!
Many employers match their employees’ and retirees’ contributions to nonprofits - doubling or even tripling your gift. The Human Resource office can provide you information. You'll  be recognized for both amounts, as well as recognizing your company.

Memorials And Tributes
Tribute gifts provide you with the opportunity to recognize those who have an impact on your life. Gifts of this nature are a meaningful way to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a family member or friend. BRIT will recognize all memorial/tribute gifts in our Annual Report, and written acknowledgments will be sent to the family.

Corporate Memberships
Demonstrate your company's commitment to our earth’s biodiversity by joining as a Corporate Member of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Corporate contributions are critical to BRIT’s ability to share knowledge from our scientific collections and to explore and educate the public of the importance of our planet’s health and well-being. In return, enjoy the many advantages including priority access to special exhibits; invitations to exhibition openings and other special events; discounts on any special tours, classes, camps, or services we provide, as well as at our reciprocal partners; and the opportunity to host parties and events in a variety of spectacular spaces. Brochure

Prairie Day
On the second Saturday of May each year is BRIT's Prairie Day. For seven years we've entertained thousands of people via this free family-event showcasing native grasses, flowers, and wildlife that are our Texas heritage. From watching demonstration flights of majestic birds of prey, to watching a child’s face being painted depicting your favorite wildflower of the prairie, everyone receives a fun education about the importance our native plants.




Photos from Prior Events