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Next Chapter

Next Chapter members view a special presentation of collection items during a "Forbidden Newberr" program.

Next Chapter members view a special presentation of collection items during a “Forbidden Newberry” program.

Donors between the ages of 21 and 45 are invited to support the Newberry through membership in Next Chapter, helping us grow a new generation of donors and supporting our efforts to share the forgotten or marginalized voices of history.

The Newberry’s collections hold countless stories that have yet to be heard. By making a gift to join Next Chapter, you are also making a commitment to help the Newberry highlight those stories and ensure that a variety of perspectives are represented in our programming. Next Chapter will present special free public programs that center voices that are often excluded from the versions of history that we are taught, allowing the Newberry to tell important stories from the collection and serve new and diverse audiences.

We also host special events for Next Chapter members that provide special access to the Newberry’s staff and collections.

Membership in Next Chapter begins at $50.

For more information about joining Next Chapter and the benefits of membership, please contact Vince Firpo, Director of Individual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or

Next Chapter Membership Benefits

Gifts of $50 to $99

  • Special invitation to all Next Chapter public programs
  • Early access and two free tickets to all Next Chapter special events
  • A subscription to The Newberry Magazine
  • Exclusive Newberry recognition gift for members
  • Invitation for two to Book Fair Preview Night
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Newberry Book Group
  • Invitation to a special recognition event for Next Chapter members and Newberry Associates

Gifts of $100 to $249

  • All of the above, plus:
  • 10% discount at the Newberry’s Rosenberg Bookshop
  • 10% discount on Adult Education Seminars

Gifts of $250 to $499

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Early registration for Newberry Adult Education Seminars
  • Additional Newberry recognition gift
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

Donors who contribute $500 or more will receive the benefits listed under the Newberry Associates or President’s Fellows.