Ways to Donate

Sir Walter Scott. Ivanhoe. Extended with 550 Prints by John M. Wing. vol. I-V.
Sir Walter Scott. Ivanhoe. Extended with 550 Prints by John M. Wing. vol. I-V.

Since its founding in 1887, the Newberry has been shaped and strengthened through the generosity of thousands of individuals who, through the decades, have generously supported the library.

The Newberry depends on the dedication and support of people like you. By making a gift today, you help keep the library free and open to all who have an interest in life-long learning.

Cash Gifts

The quickest and most convenient way to make a gift to the Newberry is through a cash gift. We offer multiple ways that you can make a donation:

  • Visit Donate Now to give online.
  • Call Vince Firpo, Annual Giving Manager, at (312) 255-3599 to make a credit card gift
  • Mail a check to:
    Newberry Library
    60 West Walton Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60610
    Attn: Development
  • Visit the Newberry’s Development Office on the first floor of the library to make a gift in person.

Stock Gifts

To make a gift of stock, contact Vince Firpo, Annual Giving Manager, at (312) 255-3599 or firpov@newberry.org.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are an important way to support the Newberry’s Annual Fund, and can increase the size of your contribution. Many companies match their employee’s gifts to charity. Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department for more information. If you have any questions about matching gifts and the Newberry, please contact Wendy Buta at (312) 255-3581 or butaw@newberry.org.

In-Kind Gifts

The Newberry is pleased to accept donations in-kind. Catering, travel and hotel accommodations, printing, storage, computer equipment, and consulting are all appropriate examples of in-kind gifts. If you have any questions about in-kind gifts and the Newberry, please contact Sarah Alger at (312) 255-3544 or algers@newberry.org.

Donation of Books/Materials

The Newberry welcomes donations of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items to sell at its annual Book Fair, which helps support the Newberry. To speak with someone about dontating materials to the Book Fair, contact the Book Fair Manager at (312) 255-3501.

If you wish to consult Newberry staff about an area of the collection or are considering a gift of materials to the collection, you are welcome to get in touch with a curator or librarian. Find more information about Collecting at the Newberry. For other questions about Newberry collecting, contact us at collecting@newberry.org.

Estate Gifts

We would be most honored to help you establish your personal legacy at the Newberry through an estate gift. This can be accomplished through your will or a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, or a trust. For more information about estate planning, contact your financial or legal advisors. If you wish to learn how your estate can help ensure the future for the Newberry, contact Sarah Alger at (312) 255-3544 or algers@newberry.org.