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The JREF Needs You! PDF Print E-mail
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The James Randi Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1996 by celebrated social critic and magician James Randi. Through media appearances, public lectures, grassroots organizing, resources for educators, academic scholarships, regional and national events and digital publishing, the JREF promotes critical thinking by reaching out to the public and media with reliable information about paranormal and supernatural ideas so widespread in our society today.
Members support the important work of James Randi and the Foundation.
Your membership and/or donation permits the important work of the Foundation to continue and expand. Thank you for your most generous support today.

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Why Join the JREF
Join the JREF and help us:
  • Increase our rational response to the forces of unreason in society
  • Promote critical thinking about the supernatural and paranormal through media and public appearances
  • Provide scholarships to students who show promise in promoting critical thinking in their chosen fields
  • Actively challenge those who would deceive the public for profit or political gain
  • Organize international meetings that bring the critical thinking community together
  • Maintain vigilance over media organizations that will sacrifice the truth for higher ratings
  • Provide resources and grants for skeptic educators
  • Increase our support for the skeptical grassroots
Join Today

All members receive:

  • Satisfaction of Supporting the JREF's important work
  • Subscription the JREF Monthly e-newsletter
  • Membership Card
  • $50 Discount to The (U.S.) Amaz!ng Meeting
  • Free or discounted admission to regional JREF events


Choose a Gift


New members get



Pigasus Pin
Three dimensional pewter flying pig that serves as a tie-pin or lapel pin. She's a winning little charmer and sure to get people asking!


must have valid student id
Basic $100
Friend $250+
Affiliate $500+
Supporter $1,000+
Sponsor $2,500+
(Lifetime Membership)
Patron (Lifetime Membership) $10,000+

* Must have valid student ID. Please fax to (703) 226-3785

Or call the JREF for membership questions at:
 (703) 226-3792

Member Notes

Patrons and benefactors automatically become Life Members. All others pay annually. Contributions to the JREF are tax deductible for charitable purposes. The JREF is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

Please use the Credit Card Links when possible. However, if paying by check please send checks or money-orders, in US funds, to:

James Randi Educational Foundation

2941 Fairview Park Dr, Ste 105

Falls Church, VA 22042.

To make a gift by phone call (703) 226-3792.