Sustaining Membership Program

Did you know that for the cost of a fast-food lunch you can buy a cave? How? By becoming a Sustaining Member of the SCCi! The Conservancy needs a steady income to make mortgage payments on all current acquisitions such as Fern Cave and Steward Spring Cave. Your monthly contribution of $10 or more can be leveraged into more than $100,000 per year in cave purchases.

To sign up as a sustaining contributor, please visit this page.

The Sustaining Membership program offers SCCi members and supporters a convenient way to make regular donations in monthly or quarterly installments billed to their credit or debit card. More than 300 SCCi members have already signed up as sustaining members by authorizing a monthly charge of $10 to $100 on their credit or debit card. Contributions go directly into the SCCi Cave Acquisition Fund and are used to buy caves. You can designate your contribution for specific projects, such as the Fern, Steward Springs, Wolf River, or Limrock purchases, or it can go into the Cave Acquisition Fund and be applied as needed to pay for cave purchases.

As we build up this program, we leverage its income with mortgage loans to purchase several new caves each year. It only takes 200 people willing to commit $15 per month to cave acquisition. That’s about the cost of two lunches at a fast food restaurant.

Special premiums are available for Sustaining Members who contribute the minimum of $10 per month. For a monthly $10 contribution you will receive a SCCi Logo T-Shirt, and contributions of $25 per month or more are honored with a SCCi embroidered logo polo shirt and/or other premium items. To view the specific premium levels and sign up as a Sustaining Members visit this page

All credit card information is kept strictly confidential and you can end your participation and stop all charges at any time. For more information about becoming a sustaining member, contact Bill Stringfellow.