Historic sacred places appeal to our hearts and our minds. Their permanence reveals common stories about our hopes and shared humanity. Partners’ wealth of expertise, tools, and resources helps congregations across the country, bringing together people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to share their common concerns and find solutions. For twenty years, Partners has been at the intersection of heritage, faith, and community. With your support, Partners will remain a catalyst for transforming leadership, empowering congregations, and strengthening communities. For more information about membership contact us at 215-567-3234.

Join Partners for Sacred Places

Basic Membership

Congregations/Organizations, $100 per year

Individual, $40 per year


  • A one-year subscription to Sacred Places, our quarterly magazine, filled with ideas and best practices to assist congregations in the care of their property, community programming, and partnership building
  • Invitations to regional workshops and events

Donor Circle Membership

$125 level includes the benefits of Basic membership plus

  • Sacred Places in Transition, a guide to involving architects in thinking about the re-use of vacant sacred places in your community.

$200 level includes the benefits of Basic Membership plus

  • The Maintenance Manual: A Program for Inspection and Seasonal Maintenance of Religious Properties, a manual to record building inspections and seasonal maintenance, including checklists for safety and mechanical systems, a glossary, and organizers for emergency numbers.

For Basic or Donor Circle Membership, join now online or print out a membership form and fax to 215-567-3235, or mail to Partners for Sacred Places, 1700 Sansom Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Giving Society Membership

Donors who join Partners for Sacred Places’ Giving Societies have an immediate, invaluable impact on the communities and congregations we serve. Through your generous annual gift, Giving Society members lead the way in strengthening Partners’ programs and sustaining its critical mission.

Gift Levels

The Giving Societies are named for four of our eminent supporters whose exemplary leadership and commitment to Partners for Sacred Places have cultivated our growth nationwide.

The Reverend Dr. Thomas Pike Society

  • $10,000 and up

The Reverend Thomas Phelan Society

  • $5,000 to 9,999

The Walter J. Handelman, Esq. Society

  • $2,500 to 4,999

The Betty Alderson Society

  • $1,000 to 2,499

The 1989 Society

  • $500 to 999

To join, print out a Giving Society Membership form and fax to 215-567-3235, or mail to Partners for Sacred Places, 1700 Sansom Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, download a Giving Society brochure, or call Susan Matyas, Manager of Grants and Development, at (267) 546-3906.

Professional Alliance Membership

The Professional Alliance, for firms that specialize in the restoration of historic religious properties, has its own membership levels and benefits. For more information, visit the Professional Alliance membership page.