Join the Friends!

Send a reminder to your friends that Friends membership is complimentary for 2021!

The  Friends of the Institute Board of Directors is happy to announce exciting changes to our membership process!

In honor of our 100th Birthday in 2022 and to increase our membership to 1000 leading up to that momentous event, Friends’ memberships will be complimentary for all current members for the remainder of 2021. 

We will also extend this membership opportunity to all NEW friends who might like to experience the benefits of a Friends membership for the remainder of 2021. Please encourage friends and family to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

What do you need to do?

It’s easy! Either click HERE to sign up online, or call 612-870-3000 to sign up by phone.  

Your Friends membership will be complimentary through 2021. An option to join the Friends for the 100th Anniversary year (2022) will be sent to you in November.

In the meantime, you can join the Friends for all our wonderful events, lectures, and Friends Only events through 2021. Come experience the Friends as we celebrate 100 years of service to Mia!

How will this work?

If you paid membership fees during 2020, your complimentary membership will be extended from its expiration through December 31, 2021. Renewal notices will be sent out in November of 2021 and will include information about all of our current membership levels. This new format allows the Friends to streamline the membership renewal process and to minimize the longstanding question, “When does my Friends membership expire?”

Beginning in January 2022, all Friends memberships will be active from January 1 to December 31. This will help us track and remind members of renewal in a much more efficient way.

Help spread the word!

April brings us virtual Art in Bloom, and the Friends will continue to host virtual lectures and Friends-Only events. The Friends are approaching our Centennial in 2022—100 years of partnership and support of Mia. In celebration, the Centennial Committee is planning a wonderful year filled with a variety of special events. As a Friend, throughout 2021 you’ll find Centennial updates in our monthly Friends Newsletter that also features articles about Friends events that take place throughout the year such as Friends Only Book Club, Friends Only docent tours, Friends Lectures, and opportunities to support Mia for the next 100 years.

In other words: Joining is easy! Just enjoy your complimentary year and pass along this letter we have written for you to share with friends who might ALSO like to experience the Friends and all Mia has to offer as a volunteer through Friends.