Become a Lithuanian Foundation Member
The leadership of the Lithuanian Foundation warmly invites you to join the the growing Lithuanian Foundation family. Your membership and support will ensure the Lithuanian Foundation continues to fulfill its important mission for years to come.
The Lithuanian Foundation’s members are people, groups, and organizations committed to the preservation of the Lithuanian language, culture and traditions inside and outside Lithuania’s borders. Through their contributions, LF Members have shown that collectively they can make a greater difference toward achieving this goal. Over the years the active participation and support of LF members have ensured the Foundation’s strength, growth and longevity.
Membership categories and privileges
The Lithuanian Foundation currently boasts over 9,000 memberships world wide. Anyone who makes a donation to the Lithuanian Foundation is eligible to become a member. Donations from $10 to under $100 qualify contributors for Candidate Membership. This membership automatically converts to Full Membership when the contribution totals or exceeds $100. Full Membership entitles the member to one vote at the Annual Members’ Meeting. Each additional contribution of $100 entitles the member to one additional vote.
Members convene at the Annual Members’ Meeting (usually held in April in Lemont, Illinois, outside Chicago) to hear and approve annual reports, to vote on various issues, and to elect members to the Board and Audit Committee. Members who cannot attend meetings may designate a proxy to vote on their behalf.
Many donors have chosen to honor friends and loved ones by commemorating special occasions, such as graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries, with donations to the Foundation. In such instances, donors have the option to assign honorees LF member/donor privileges or to keep such privileges for themselves.