The Compass Circle is made up of individuals who make unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the museum. Their generous support translates into scores of exhibits and special events, countless educational programs, and thousands of hours invested in collections stewardship and research. The financial investments of these major donors support operations and staffing so that Maine Maritime Museum remains a community assest and world-class institution where a diverse audience can learn about Maine culture and heritage 362 days a year.
Compass Circle supporters receive special communications from the executive director, keeping them apprised of what is new and compelling, and are invited to attend events, special showings, insider tours, and private receptions with museum trustees, fellow Compass Circle supporters, and special guests. Compass Circle supporters typically make their gifts over and above their annual membership support. Those who are not already members receive a family level membership that provides free admission and other benefits.
Compass Circle levels:
North Star: $20,000 and above
True North: $10,000 - $19,999
Compass Rose: $3,000 - $9,999
Compass Circle: $1,000 - $2,999