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1. become a member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
join or renew with visa or mastercard
click here

basic membership categories
$ 15 - student for persons under 18 years of age
$ 20 - senior for persons 65 and over
$ 30 - senior family for one or two senior adults (age 65+) plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
$ 25 - individual for one person
$ 40 - family for one or two adults and their children or grandchildren under age 18
$ 75 - business up to 6 people who receive mailings at one business address

keeper categories 
$ 50 - inspector
$ 100 - superintendent
$ 250 - assistant keeper
$ 500 - associate keeper
$ 1,000 - head keeper
all keeper members receive family benefits plus the most recent issue of the rose island beacon, plus an increasing dose of satisfaction for supporting such a great cause.

your membership contribution in any category:

  • allows you free admission to the beautifully restored rose island lighthouse (no landing fee when you visit the island)
  • gets you advance notice of our special events and an invitation to our member's pot luck picnic at the lighthouse on new year's day
  • enables you to take discounts on gift shop merchandise and to purchase discount ferry tickets when you bring your family and friends to the lighthouse (see below).
  • keeps you informed of activities through our mailings and email notices
  • is fully tax-deductible in all categories
  • makes you proud to be helping each time you cross the newport bridge and see the beautiful lighthouse and its natural, undeveloped surroundings below!
  • save $6.75 per person when family and friends visit you in the summer. pack a picnic and head to rose island on the ferry! the lighthouse is open every day in
    july and august from 10am-4pm.
  • members can buy specially-marked ferry tickets from the rilf office for themselves and their guests for only $13.75 round trip. children under 5 free. (general public pays $16.50, plus $4 landing fee. you'll save $6.75 per person! ) call rilf in advance to purchase tickets 401- 847-4242
    visa / mastercard accepted on phone orders.
    mail your payment to:
    rose island lighthouse foundation
    p.o. box 1419, newport, ri 02840

questions? call rilf office 401-847-4242 best time to call is between 9 am - 1 pm weekdays
memberships expire annually .

2. sponsor a student/class trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
school group at rose island
students see how the past can provide answers for the future at the rose island lighthouse – a historic, living museum and environmental education center. here, the keeper’s practical, resourceful way of life becomes a reality for your students through the basic tour and hands-on activities selected especially for your class. (the environmental principles learned here can be used at school and at home, too.) programs are suitable for grades k-5. be a sponsor.

3. buy a square-foot of rose island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
island for sale

the rose island lighthouse foundation is offering 100% un-buildable square-foot-lots for sale in newport, rose island. proceeds from lot sales will be used for continued restoration plus "green" improvements to the lighthouse, fort hamilton, and rose island.

our capital campaign goal is to raise $800,000 for this work, then to raise $1million endowment to ensure rose island, its historic lighthouse, and fort hamilton will be preserved forever! we invite you to buy in now!

4. light the light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

in memory of... in honor of... in celebration of...

lighting the rose island light on a special night is a wonderful way to acknowledge someone or something important to you. the symbolism of the light is a blessing that is perfectly suited for many occasions, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and also for memorials. just tell us the night you want the light dedicated, what you want to say and to whom, and we will:

  • make an entry on that day into the keeper's log at the lighthouse
  • acknowledge your dedication with a beautiful lighthouse note card.
  • each dedication costs $100, which is fully-deductible as a contribution.

mail or fax to:
rose island lighthouse foundation
p.o. box 1419, newport, ri 02840
fax: 401-847-7262

5. planned giving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

many generous people want to help us secure the future of our mission through a bequest, life-income gift or other planned gift arrangement. please call the office to make an appointment with one of our staff members to discuss your options for planned giving. 401-847-4242 9 am - 1 pm weekdays

6. make a contribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

we rely on our friends and neighbors to support the rose island lighthouse foundation by giving generously to support our environmental, historical and educational programs. click here to make a donation.  we accept checks, money orders, or visa/mastercard. your contributions are 100% tax deductible.

thank you for supporting rilf.

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