President's Fellows

Daniel Defoe. Embroidered binding, on The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

Daniel Defoe. The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. 1791. Case Y 155 .D3642.

We are pleased to recognize those who contribute leadership gifts of $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund as President’s Fellows:

  • Supporting Fellow: $1,500 to $2,499
  • Sustaining Fellow: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Senior Fellow: $5,000 to $9,999
  • President’s Circle: $10,000 to $24,999
  • President’s Cabinet: $25,000 and above

President’s Fellows receive the following benefits and opportunities in gratitude for their support:


  • Recognition on the donor plaques in the lobby
  • President’s Fellows recognition gift
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Newberry coffee mug


  • Invitation to an intimate state-of-the-Newberry conversation with President David Spadafora
  • Invitation to the President’s Reception
  • Invitation to a special guided tour of the Newberry’s vault, featuring a look at rare Newberry treasures
  • Exclusive notification about the Newberry’s weekly Colloquiums
  • Invitation to a reception and curator’s walk celebrating the opening of a Spotlight Exhibition
  • Invitation for two to Book Fair Preview Night
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Newberry Book Group
  • Invitation to Associates Night

Discounts and Subscriptions

  • Discounts on Newberry Seminars and at the A.C. McClurg Bookstore
  • Subscription to the Newberry e-newsletter and Newberry Seminars brochure
  • Subscription to The Newberry Magazine

In addition, it is our privilege to tailor special opportunities appropriate to the interests and level of support of our President’s Fellows. For our President’s Circle and President’s Cabinet donors, we offer an opportunity for a unique private gathering for you and a select number of guests for a viewing of Newberry treasures.

We hope that you will support the work of the Newberry by making a donation to the Annual Fund. For more information, contact Vince Firpo, Annual Giving Manager, at (312) 255-3599 or visit Donate Now.

All benefits and giving levels are subject to change.