John T. Ford Society

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Engrave your name in history.

The John T. Ford Society ($1,000-$24,999) is a special group that provides critical philanthropic support to Ford’s Theatre and our mission to honor President Lincoln’s legacy with our renowned theatrical productions, virtual and in-person educational programs and immersive museum exhibitions.

Membership is the best way to carry on President Lincoln’s legacy at Ford’s, while enhancing all of your experiences with exclusive access, personalized service and incredible benefits.

Please explore all of our membership levels below or contact a personal representative at

John T. Ford Society Membership Levels

Patron Level Membership

$1,000-$2,499 annual contribution

Members enjoy exciting events, personal service and behind-the-scenes access all while providing crucial support for Ford’s Theatre programs.

Visionary Level Membership

$2,500-$4,999 annual contribution

Become a philanthropic leader at Ford’s Theatre and experience even more personalized service. 

Luminary Level Membership

$5,000-$9,999 annual contribution

With a higher-level commitment, you will be able to be part of the impact you create for our community. 

Benefactor Level Membership

$10,000-$24,999 annual contribution

Featuring personalized benefits, this membership experience is for patrons interested in history through new and unique experiences.

Membership Benefit

Access Our Best Seats

Members in the John T. Ford Society receive exclusive access to house seats, the best seats in the theatre. Please contact the Membership Team at (202) 434-9545 to order house seats for the 2022-2023 season.

Membership Installments

Membership starts at $84/month

Ford’s Theatre makes membership even more affordable by offering a payment plan option. Choose a monthly payment plan to lower your membership payments.