Headwaters Club

Most people visualize a headwater as a powerful gush of water over a falls or a single bubbling brook high in the mountains at the source of a stream. But in fact, rivers have no single source."

— Mary Swander in Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

Just like the network of springs, creeks, streams, and tributaries, that support the river systems, our Headwaters donors provide generous support to create the conservation leaders of tomorrow.

Our Headwaters Club is made up of a special group of supporters:

  • Annual Members: Donors contributing $1,000 or more in a year including workplace matching gifts.
  • Lifetime Members: Donors who have contributed $50,000 or more during their lifetime.
  • Legacy Circle: Those that have named North Cascades Institute as a beneficiary in their estate plans.

    Learn more
    about joining the
    Headwaters Club
    Legacy Circle.





Why join the Headwaters Club?
  • Because you deeply believe in our educational mission. If we just continue to try to fix things, but don’t educate people about essential systems and causes, what will ever change?
  • You know you can trust the Institute’s financial management, leadership and vision. The Institute is audited annually and is highly rated on Charity Navigator. We have appropriate reserve funds, a viable strategic plan and a clear vision for our future.

Some other benefits include: 

  • Insider updates and special news from Executive Director, Bec Detrich
  • Invitations to special programs and exclusive events
  • Free linen upgrades during your stays at the Environmental Learning Center

If you would like information about our Headwaters Club, or how to name the Institute in your will, please contact us at (360) 854-2596. Or, let us know if you have named the Institute in your will so that we’re sure to apply your gift in the way that is most meaningful to you. We would love to recognize your generous support.

Our tax identification number is 91-1327775.