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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

  • Invitation to the President’s Reception
  • Invitation to a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Newberry or other exclusive event
  • Invitation to the opening reception for a Newberry exhibition
  • Invitation for two to Book Fair Preview Night
  • Recognition on donor plaques in the Newberry’s lobby, in the Annual Report, and in the online Honor Roll of Donors
  • A subscription to The Newberry Magazine
  • 10% regular discount and access to a special 30% off holiday shopping week 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
  • Newberry coffee mug, tote bag, and other recognition gifts
  • Complimentary Author’s level membership for a friend
  • Two additional invitations to Associates donor events including Book Fair Preview Night

Sustaining Fellows – $2,500 to $4,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to one “Conversations at the Newberry” dinner
  • Two additional invitations to the President’s Reception

Senior Fellows – $5,000 to $9,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Private Newberry tour for up to six people
  • 25% discount on one space rental fee

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

All of the above, plus:

  • Private tour of the conservation lab
  • Assistance with finding an image from our collection for personal use
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor of a public program
  • 50% discount on space rental fee
  • Four additional invitations to all donor events

President’s Cabinet – $25,000 and above

All of the above, plus:

  • Private vault tour with refreshments for four people
  • Opportunity to take a public program speaker or fellow out to dinner following the program
  • Curatorial consultation on personal collection
  • Six additional invitations to all donor events

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