Membership in the Donald Danforth Society is a special honor that celebrates the generosity and philanthropic spirit of Donald Danforth, Sr. and Donald Danforth, Jr. Annual contributions start at $1,000 and are a powerful way to express support for the mission and work of the Danforth Plant Science Center.

Members receive numerous benefits and opportunities, including:
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and events with leaders at the Center, including our annual donor gala Plantasia;
  • Opportunities to interact with leading plant scientists and gain insights into their research;
  • Special recognition in Center publications and on our Donor Honor Wall;
  • Regular updates about upcoming programs and the future plans and vision for the Center;
  • Opportunities to learn about important developments in plant science, including biofortification of staple crops in underdeveloped regions. 
  • Occasions to network and connect with people who share a commitment to our region and our world.


Tom Bander
Vice President for Development
Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132 
(314) 587-1235

Membership Levels

Level Amount
Plant Science Patron
$10,000 - $24,999
Pacesetter  $5,000 - $9,999
Ambassador $2,500 - $4,999
Partner $1,000 - $2,499 

To become a Danforth Society member, click here