We invite you to join the Carnegie Discoverers!

volunteer with shellsAs a member, you will:

  • Receive fascinating information about Carnegie Museum of Natural History directly from the museum’s world-class curators, collection managers, and education staff.
  • Participate in behind-the-scenes tours and special events.
  • Have the opportunity to attend exclusive field trips.
  • Become an ambassador and provide support for Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

You may attend all or some of the Discoverers’ events and activities as your busy schedule allows. Membership in the Carnegie Discoverers should never be viewed as a subscription to a series of performances or sporting events. Rather, through your membership, you provide support to the structure that embodies the Carnegie Discoverers.

Membership Levels

All memberships and corresponding benefits are annual and valid for 12 months from the date of membership or renewal. Click here for a Carnegie Discoverers membership form.  

Member Level $125 each person 

  • Invitations to all Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.
  • Opportunities to participate in exclusive Carnegie Discoverers field trips and excursions.
  • Invitations to exclusive Carnegie Museum of Natural History opening exhibition events and excursions.

Sponsor Level $250 per person 

  • All of the benefits of the Member Level.
  • An invitation to a luncheon with a Carnegie Museum curator or collection manager.
  • An opportunity to have up to six individuals professionally photographed at a memorable location within Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Locations and date to be coordinated with museum personnel.
  • Two guest invitations for any Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.

Patron Level $500+ per person 

  • All of the benefits of both the Member and Sponsor Levels.
  • An invitation to dinner with a director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • A private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six individuals conducted by a Carnegie Museum curator or collection manager. Tour itinerary and time to be mutually determined.
  • Four guest invitations for any Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.

GyrodusWe thank you for your interest in the Carnegie Discoverers. If you have any questions, please contact us at 412.622.3280.

The Carnegie Discoverers of Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a separate program from Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s (CMP) Membership program and Annual Sustaining Fund. Click here for information about Membership with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Richard Moriarty, President
Jeffrey Acre
Carol Caroselli
Carole Kamin
Ronna Nagin
Ed Prochownik
Jeanne Rudov
Arlene Sokolow
Lauren Sufrin
Gerri Weiss
Peggy Smyrnes-Williams

 
   

SPECIAL PROJECT COMMITTEE 

Richard Moriarty
Jeffrey Acre
Carol Caroselli
Carole Kamin
Ronna Nagin
John Newman
Ed Prochownik
Jeanne Rudov
Arlene Sokolow
Gerri Weiss

WISH LIST COMMITTEE 

Richard Moriarty
Carole Caroselli
Carole Kamin
Jerry Roeder
Jeanne Rudov
Leonard A. Stept, MD
Lauren Sufrin

   

MEMBERS 

Jeffrey W. Acre
Mark A. Aloe
Allen J. Baum and Elizabeth Witzke-Baum
Joan and Les Becker
Dotty and Nick Beckwith
Paul G. Benedum, Jr.
Dr. Thomas and Mary Ann Bogdewic
Dorothy L. Boyer
Steffie and Mike Bozic
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Branson
Beth Brown
Howard and Marilyn Bruschi
Carol Caroselli
Susan B. Clancy
Doris K. Cope, MD
Dean Damick
Marion Damick
Randi Dauler
Margery and Stan Denver
Smita and Shyam Dighe
James N. Dill, Jr.
Mary Jane Edwards
Dr. Michelina Fato
Issie and Lee Foster
Mary and Walter Fowler
Caryle and Mark Glosser
Cynthia A. Gray
Mary Louise Green
Marjorie C. Greenberger
Joan and Phil Gulley
David O. Hairhoger, Jr.
Sarah Hart
Rhoda and David Hartmann
Jean Anne Hattler, PhD
Carol E. Higgins
Henry P. Hoffstot, Jr.
Kathleen Iducovich
Dr. Juliet Jegasothy
Robert L. Jennings, Jr. and Barbara H. Bott
Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Kokales
Anita LaLumere, PhD
John S. Lazo
Alan and Kathleen Majewski
Rebecca and James Mauch
Ellen McCallie, PhD

 

Susan B. McIntosh
Janice and Ernest Meade
Elizabeth Mertz
Richard W. Moriarty, MD
Peter H. Moss
Dr. Joshua and Ronna Nagin
Sandra and John Newman
Fran Orfino
Ann Pascasio
Donna and Lewis Patterson
Dr. Edward Prochownik and Dr. Denise Charron-Prochownik
Sally and Ned Randall
Lucy and Ian Rawson
Donald and Sylvia Robinson
Jean and Brooks Robinson
Stephen G. Robinson
Jerry Roeder
Jeanne Rudov
Eric A. Schaffer
Virginia W. Schatz
Esther Schreiber
Amy and Sean Sebastian
Juliet H. Simonds
Joseph B. and Lynn M. Smith
Arlene and Barry Sokolow
Cecile M. Springer
Cathleen and Tom Stanton
Euphemia Steffy
Mary Ann Steiner
Leonard A. Stept, MD
Lauren and S. Adam Sufrin
Arthur J. Tanzella, Jr.
Cathy and Gordon Telfer
Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Thompson II
Marisa M. Tobias
Mr. Harley N. Trice
Ken Twedt and Kendal Shaber
Hugh and Lucie Van der Veer
Sybil and Pete Veeder
Dr. Konrad M. Weis
Gerri and Michael Weiss
Dr. Karl Williams and Peggy Smyrnes-Williams
Judy and John Woffington
Dr. Audrey Zelkovic
Anonymous (3)

 

Photos: 

Top: A view of the mollusk collection during a Carnegie Discoverers behind-the-scenes event. 

Center: The fossil fish Gyrodus in the museum's paleontology collection.