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President's Fellows

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Become a President’s Fellow

By making a leadership gift to the Annual Fund, members of the President’s Fellows provide critical support for the Newberry’s mission to encourage intellectual curiosity and free inquiry among diverse audiences and foster research, teaching, publication, lifelong learning, and civic engagement through our collection, programs, and services for readers. President’s Fellows are esteemed members of the Newberry community and play a vital role in promoting the humanities in Chicago and beyond.

We recognize those individuals who give $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund as members of the President’s Fellows. To learn more about membership and giving to the Newberry’s Annual Fund, please contact Alexandra Katich, Director of Annual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or katicha@newberry.org. You can also join the President’s Fellows by making a gift online today! Gifts to the Newberry, including membership, are fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Membership levels and benefits

Supporting Fellows – $1,500 to $2,499

All benefits of Associates membership, plus:

  • Invitation to President’s Fellows reception with the President
  • Exclusive email notification about The Newberry’s weekly Colloquiums
  • Recognition on donor plaques in Newberry lobby
  • Newberry tote bag
  • Complimentary Author’s level membership for a friend
  • Two (2) additional invitations to Associates donor events including Book Fair preview, Exhibition preview, and Behind the Scenes tours

Sustaining Fellows – $2,500 to $4,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to special reception in a Newberry Trustee’s home
  • Invitation to one Conversations dinner
  • Reserved seating a public programs
  • Two (2) additional invitations to President’s Fellows reception with the President

Senior Fellows – $5,000 to $9,999

All of the above, plus:

  • Private behind the scenes tour for up to six (6) people
  • Opportunity to introduce a public program
  • 25% discount on one space rental fee
  • Two (2) additional invitations to special reception in a Newberry Trustee’s home

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 on a holiday card or event invitation
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor a public program
  • 50% discount on space rental fee
  • Four (4) additional invitations to all Associates and President’s Fellows donor events

President’s Cabinet – $25,000 and above

All of the above, plus:

  • Vault tour and tea for four (4) people
  • Opportunity to take a public program speaker or fellow out to dinner following the program
  • Curatorial consultation on personal collection
  • Six (6) additional invitations to all Associates and President’s Fellows donor events

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

Learn more

To learn more about the President’s Fellows and the benefits of membership, including additional opportunities tailored to your interests, please contact Alexandra Katich, Director of Annual Giving, at (312) 255-3599 or katicha@newberry.org. Thank you for your interest in supporting the Newberry!

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