Whether by making an estate gift, supporting our collecting efforts, or contributing to the Annual Fund, Newberry donors ensure that we bring the past to life in ways that illuminate the present and guide us into the future.
Explore the many ways you can support the work of the Newberry.
Ways to Give
Ensure the Newberry remains free and open to future generations
Membership in the Blatchford Society is open to all who have made an estate or deferred gift commitment of any amount or value to the Newberry Library. Donors can make a gift through a bequest in their will, or by naming the Newberry Library as a beneficiary of life insurance, a charitable gift annuity, or a lead trust.
To learn more about the Blatchford Society, please contact Natalie Edwards, Director of Major and Planned Giving, at (312) 255-3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help our collection grow
Members of the Society of Collectors support the Newberry by making a gift of $5,000 or more for the acquisition of materials. Members receive invitations to exclusive events that highlight new acquisitions and our curators' expertise.
For more information about the Society of Collectors, please contact Natalie Edwards, Director of Major and Planned Giving, at (312) 255-3544 or email@example.com.
Support all we do
Giving to the Annual Fund is the best way to ensure the Newberry continues to inspire research and learning in all our users. Your contribution supports our efforts to care for a world-renowned collection and make it accessible—free of charge—to thousands of genealogists, artists, scholars, educators, students, and people like you from Chicago and around the globe.
Make a gift of $50 or more to join the Associates and receive special benefits such as a Newberry coffee mug, subscription to The Newberry Magazine, and more.
Provide leadership support that impacts all areas of the Newberry's operations
We gratefully recognize individuals who give $1,500 or more to the Annual Fund as members of the President’s Fellows. President’s Fellows play a vital role in promoting the humanities in Chicago and beyond and receive a variety of benefits and recognition opportunities for their contributions.
Enhance the cultural life of Chicago
Corporate gifts to the Newberry enhance the cultural life of the city by enabling the valuable educational and cultural experiences the Newberry provides to the people of Chicago. Pargellis Society membership is open to corporations and corporate foundations which contribute $2,500 or more annually and entitles donors to a variety of benefits.
To learn more about partnership opportunities, please contact Meredith Petrov, Vice President for Development, at (312) 255-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support a specific initiative at the Newberry
The Newberry welcomes gifts to support specific priorities and projects such as exhibitions, digitization efforts, and capital improvements.
To discuss opportunities, please contact Meredith Petrov, Vice President for Development, at (312) 255-3687 or email@example.com.
More Ways to Give
For more information on supporting the Newberry, please contact our Development Office at (312) 255-3581 or via email.