The Griffith Circle

"The natural resources we love can and will respond to us with equal love."  -George Griffith

Trout Unlimited was born in 1959 when George Griffith brought together a group of anglers at his home on the banks of the Au Sable River in Michigan. George Griffith and these other founders made a plan to unite the angling community around a common purpose: to take care of the wild and native trout and salmon we all enjoy and appreciate.

The Griffith Circle honors the legacy of our founders while raising essential resources to continue the march toward their vision. Griffith Circle members show their commitment to all of Trout Unlimited's important work by making annual contributions of $1,000 or more. Your gifts will support the full range of Trout Unlimited projects–conservation science as well as environmental education, advocacy, hands-on restoration work, and so much more.

Griffith Circle Benefits

Griffith Circle members are entitled to the following special gifts and benefits in recognition of their commitment to protecting, reconnecting, and restoring trout and salmon habitat across our nation.

Bronze Level Griffith Circle membership, $1,000 annually

  • Griffith Circle membership pin
  • Subscription to The Complete Angler newsletter
  • Invitations to participate in conference calls to hear updates on Trout Unlimited's conservation work from Trout Unlimited's President and senior conservation staff
  • Invitations to participate in exclusive Trout Unlimited fishing trips and events
  • Bronze Level gift appreciation items

Silver Level Griffith Circle membership, $2,500 annually

  • All the benefits of the Bronze level
  • A specially selected book to add to your fly fishing library
  • Silver Level gift appreciation items

Gold Level Griffith Circle membership, $5,000 annually

  • All of the benefits of the Silver level
  • Option to request a personal briefing from a member of Trout Unlimited's expert conservation staff about a project of personal interest
  • Gold Level gift appreciation items

Platinum Level Griffith Circle membership, $10,000 or more annually

  • All of the benefits of the Gold level
  • Opportunity to attend roundtable discussions with Trout Magazine editor
  • Invitations to attend exclusive events with Trout Unlimited staff and other conservation leaders
  • Platinum Level gift appreciation items

If you have any question about the Griffith Circle, please contact Elizabeth Haymaker at 703-284-9404 or


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