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President's Fellows

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We gratefully recognize those individuals who give $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund as members of the President’s Fellows. President’s Fellows are esteemed members of the Newberry community and play a vital role in promoting the humanities in Chicago and beyond.

To make a gift, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or visit Give to the Newberry.

To learn more about membership in the President’s Fellows and giving to the Newberry’s Annual Fund, please contact Vince Firpo, Director of Individual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or

President’s Fellows Membership Levels and Benefits

Supporting Fellows – $1,500 to $2,499

  • Recognition on donor plaques in the Newberry’s lobby and ;in the Annual Report
  • Subscription to The Newberry Magazine and Donor Digest, and e-newsletter for Newberry supporters
  • 10% discount at the Newberry’s Rosenberg Bookshop
  • 10% discount and early registration for Newberry Adult Education Seminars
  • Exclusive email notification about the Newberry’s weekly Colloquiums
  • Opportunity to enroll in a Newberry Book Group
  • Exclusive Newberry recognition gifts
  • Invitations to the following events:
    • Annual President’s Reception
    • Associates Night, an annual in-person donor event
    • Behind-the-Scenes Speaker Series, virtual conversations with Newberry staff
    • Book Fair Preview Night
    • Opening reception for Newberry exhibitions
    • Curator-led tours of Newberry exhibitions

Sustaining Fellows – $2,500 to $4,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to dine with the speakers after a “Conversations at the Newberry” public program

Senior Fellows – $5,000 to $9,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to participate in a book discussion led by a Newberry staff member or fellow

President’s Circle – $10,000 to $24,999

All of the above, plus:

  • A private collection presentation and tour of the Newberry for you and up to 6 guests

President’s Cabinet – $25,000 and above

All of the above, plus:

  • Complimentary copy of select publications by Newberry staff and fellows

All benefits and giving levels are subject to change and availability.