Members live well beyond the the Blue Ridge while their annual donations and membership contributions are hard at work supporting the work of FRIENDS volunteers.

Your tax-deductible membership is all that’s required for you to help, too. We have several membership options that start as little as $40 annually or $5 monthly.


Membership Benefits

Members receive discounts and other benefits at a number of different Blue Ridge businesses.

We are updating our member benefits! Below is a link to a current list of offerings. New additions are happening often so come back again soon.

If you’ve misplaced your membership card, please call us at 800-228-7275 and we’ll be happy to get you a replacement.


Annual Membership Levels

$40 Individual

$65 Family


FRIENDS Forever Membership
(paid in small monthly increments)

$5 per month

$10 per month


469 Parkway League

Annual gifts of $469 or more


Let’s be FRIENDS!

New Members Receive:

  • A welcome package with membership card
  • High Vistas, our newsletter that keeps you informed about how your membership dollars support FRIENDS
  • A monthly e-newsletter keeping you up-to-date with news, special events and volunteer opportunities
  • Discounts on lodging, dining, attractions and gift shops throughout the Parkway corridor
  • Invitations to FRIENDS events
  • Volunteer opportunities with a local FRIENDS Chapter for members living near the Blue Ridge

As a member of the FRIENDS’ 469 Parkway League, you will join a group of select stewards who make annual gifts of $469 or more to support the work of FRIENDS.

469 Parkway League Members Receive:

  • All the new member benefits described above plus
  • Recognition in the annual report and member newsletters
  • An 8×10 print by one of our supporting artists, Nye Simmons
  • Gift memberships to share with friends (for annual donors of $1,000+)
  • Tickets to events (for annual donors of $2,500+)