Legend has it that Joseph Wadsworth secreted the original Royal Charter of 1662 – a document asserting Connecticut’s colonials’ right to “all liberties and immunities” of the English realm—in the hollow of a massive white oak tree known ever after as the “Charter Oak.” The preservation of the Royal Charter makes Connecticut the birthplace of the representative constitution. It is why our beautiful state is known as the Constitution State.

In the spirit of the Charter Oak, we invite you to embrace the cause of freedom and reaffirm the belief that government still belongs to the people. Any gift of $1,000 or above places you into a select group of premier members recognized as our Charter Oak sustaining members.

For more information, please contact Kelly L. Smith, Director of Development, at kelly@yankeeinstitute.org or directly at 860.282.0722 ext. 11.

Roger Sherman Alliance

$1,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.

Yankee Business Partner

$2,500

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Circle

$5,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.

Noah Webster League

$10,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.
  • VIP invitations & complimentary guest tickets to exclusive events.

Prudence Crandall Champion

$25,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.
  • VIP invitations & complimentary guest tickets to exclusive events.
  • Invitations to insider strategy sessions and conference calls, as well as host opportunities.

Nathan Hale Society

$100,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.
  • VIP invitations & complimentary guest tickets to exclusive events.
  • Invitations to insider strategy sessions and conference calls, as well as host opportunities.
  • Personalized involvement opportunities.

Freedom Stewards

$250,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.
  • VIP invitations & complimentary guest tickets to exclusive events.
  • Invitations to insider strategy sessions and conference calls, as well as host opportunities.
  • Personalized involvement opportunities.
  • Invitations to share remarks & introductions at YI special events.

Yankee Advisory Council

$500,000

  • Thank you acknowledgement from our CEO.
  • Exclusive sponsorship opportunities to yearly events.

  • Early premium invitations to yearly events.
  • Early premium access to all published content.
  • Annual report & Charter Oak Society recognition including oak leaf pin.
  • Special communication from our External Relations Director on breaking policy news.
  • Personal communication from CEO and Board members.
  • VIP invitations & complimentary guest tickets to exclusive events.
  • Invitations to insider strategy sessions and conference calls, as well as host opportunities.
  • Personalized involvement opportunities.
  • Invitations to share remarks & introductions at YI special events.
  • Lifetime membership and priority communications from CEO and board.

Joining our Legacy Society ensures that your values live on and allows you to be an integral part of our mission to create a Connecticut where everyone is Free to Succeed!