Become an Ely Folk School Member

Like other folk schools, the Ely Folk School is an independent and self-governing non-profit organization. While class tuition covers some of the costs, donations are a key source of revenue. The Ely Folk School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

Click the tab below for information on the type of membership you are interested in (Individual or Business):

Individual & Family Memberships

Show your love for the Ely Folk School by becoming a member! In return for your annual support you’ll receive discounts on tuition and events and an EFS sticker. All donations of $25 or more qualify for EFS membership.

  • $25 Student/Military/Senior
  • $40 Friend
  • $100 Family Partner – includes $25 voucher for EFS merchandise or class tuition (not materials)
  • $200 Patron – includes $50 voucher for EFS merchandise or class tuition (not materials)
  • $500 Benefactor – includes $125 voucher for EFS merchandise or class tuition (not materials)
  • $1000 Visionary – includes $250 voucher for EFS merchandise or class tuition (not materials)

You may also make a recurring monthly donation of a minimum of $10 per month that would be automatically debited from your credit card or bank account.

How to Become a Member

You can either fill out a form and pay online (or send a check) or you can download a PDF form, print it out and mail it in with a check (or we’ll call you for your credit card number).

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Business Annual Membership

The Ely Folk School not only builds community, we also build businesses by offering a regional amenity that draws thousands of visitors to Ely’s downtown core where shops, eateries and lodging facilities will benefit from folk school foot traffic. Do your business proud by supporting a program that will benefit Ely’s economy.

  • $100 Business Partner – recognition for contribution on our website and in annual report, window cling to display proudly at your business
  • $500 Benefactor –  all of the above plus your business will be included as an EFS “recommended business” in all Ely Folk School email newsletters
  • $1000 Visionary – all of the above plus your logo in our class catalog and your business name will be permanently displayed on our Donor Wall of Fame

You may also make a recurring monthly donation of a minimum of $10 per month that would be automatically debited from your credit card or bank account. Level of membership will be assessed on an annual basis.

How to Become a Member

You can either fill out a form and pay online (or send a check) or you can download a PDF form, print it out and mail it in with a check (or we’ll call you for your credit card number).

FILL ONLINE FORM   DOWNLOAD PAPER FORM