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Friends of Cary

Support from Friends of Cary achieves two critical goals. It helps us to better understand ecosystems and climate change and share our science as broadly as possible.

Become a member of Cary

Your Gift Makes a Difference

100% of your donation supports our science – science that leads to solutions for today’s most pressing environmental issues.


  • Bi-annual Newsletter (electronic and home-delivered versions)
  • Invitations to lectures and exclusive walks, tours, and other special events

Gifts over $100

  • Benefits listed above
  • Weatherproof Cary Institute repositionable decal

Gifts over $250

  • Benefits listed above
  • Members only invitations to special events like lectures, nature walks, and property tours
  • Advance registration notice for public events
  • Members only invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of our labs or research sites, and other special events

Special Initiatives