Become an American Bear Association Member

The achievements made thus far at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary have been the result of heroic efforts of a small, but growing group of volunteers and members from across the world. Only through your membership contributions will the Sanctuary survive and our work on behalf of the bears continue.

With your help, see what we’ve achieved so far and our plans for the future. Please help us to continue to make a difference by joining today!

Membership Packages

“Basic” – $30/year

  • Tri-Annual Subscription to Bear in Mind, the publication of the VSWS

“Friend of the Cubs” – $100/year

  • Basic member package
  • 8×10 Photo of cub(s) and a certificate in padded cover
  • “Friends of the Cubs” Lapel Pin
  • Recognition in Bear in Mind

“Sustaining Member” – $250/year

  • Basic member package
  • Friends of the Cubs package
  • 5 postcards of bear cubs
  • A copy of “Bear Man” DVD – featuring the life and legacy of Vince Shute

“Lifetime Member” – $1,000.00

  • Basic member package
  • Friends of the Cubs package
  • Sustaining member package
  • Lifetime membership card
  • Lifetime membership plaque
  • One lifetime pass for free admission, good during public hours, Tuesday-Sunday 5PM-8PM from Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend (excluding Monday’s)
  • A discount of 10% off on all in-store or on-line gift shop purchases

Matching Gifts

Thousands of companies throughout the US have Matching Gift programs. Your employer may be one of them. Through these programs, companies match, double, or even triple individual, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Please click here to find out if your company participates in a Matching Gift program. If your employer is not listed, check with the Personnel Office to determine whether there is such a program.

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The American Bear Association is a 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt, Nonprofit Organization. Your contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by federal and state laws.