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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, President’s Fellows provide critical support for the Newberry’s mission to encourage intellectual pursuit and free inquiry among diverse audiences, and to 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 You can also join the President’s Fellows by making a gift online today! Gifts to the Newberry are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Membership levels

  • Supporting Fellows – gifts between $1,500 and $2,499
  • Sustaining Fellows – gifts between $2,500 and $4,999
  • Senior Fellows – gifts between $5,000 and $9,999
  • President’s Circle – gifts between $10,000 and $24,999
  • President’s Cabinet – gifts of $25,000 and above

Benefits of membership

We are grateful for the generous contributions of the President’s Fellows and the activities their support makes possible. As a thank you, the Newberry offers these individuals the following benefits and opportunities:

Invitations to…

  • intimate state-of-the-Newberry conversations with President and Librarian David Spadafora
  • the annual President’s Reception
  • special behind-the-scenes tours of the Newberry, including a curator-led show and tell with collection materials
  • receptions and curator’s walks celebrating the opening of a Newberry exhibition
  • Book Fair Preview Night
  • Associates Night
  • join an exclusive Newberry Book Group

Discounts and subscriptions, including…

  • early registration opportunities and discounts on Newberry Adult Education Seminars
  • discounts at the Newberry Bookstore
  • a subscription to The Newberry Magazine, the e-newsletter, and the Adult Education seminars brochure


  • on donor plaques in the lobby
  • in the Annual Report
  • with gifts of a Newberry mug, tote bag or hat, and umbrella

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 Thank you for your interest in supporting the Newberry’s Annual Fund!

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