The 1888 Society

The 1888 Society is named for the year Sheltering Arms was established in the Atlanta community. Since its inception, its mission has been to transform the lives of children, their families and communities by providing affordable, high-quality early care and education that prepares young children to succeed in school. The 1888 Society serves to positively impact Atlanta’s children and their families for years to come while offering the opportunity for members to network and serve as leaders in philanthropy.

Individual Membership Levels and Benefits

Advocate – $1,000+

  • One-year membership to The 1888 Society
  • Ten (10) registrations to and recognition at all special events in 2021, including Cocktails & Conversation and Embrace Early: Create the Future
  • Sponsorship recognition on the Sheltering Arms website, digital media and at all events
  • Invitation to participate in the Adopt-A-Family holiday giving program
  • An exclusive The 1888 Society lapel pin
  • Leadership support of Sheltering Arms’ two-generation approach to providing supportive family services
  • Leadership support of Sheltering Arms’ 13 centers servicing 3,000+ children


Educator – $2,500+

All benefits of the Advocate level, plus:


Champion – $5,000+

All benefits of the Educator level, plus:

  • Naming opportunity for a Sheltering Arms PLAYGROUND through December 31, 2021


Founder’s Circle – $10,000+

All benefits of the Champion level, plus:

  • Naming opportunity for a Sheltering Arms CLASSROOM through December 31, 2021


For more information, contact Tony Conway at

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