President’s Circle

The PEN America President’s Circle consists of individuals who commit to prioritizing significant annual support for the organization. President’s Circle supporters are essential partners in our fight against unprecedented assaults on truth, open discourse, and dialogue across borders. Each contribution level of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000+ allows our President’s Circle benefactors to support projects of different scales.

For those contributing $2,500–$5,000

  • Complimentary PEN America Reader Membership
  • Invitations to exclusive theater and cultural events
  • Invitation to the PEN America New Members/New Books party, a gathering of over 900 established and emerging writers
  • Inclusion in an honor roll acknowledgement in the Literary Gala journal and other appropriate published PEN America literature
  • Invitation and preferred seating, when available, to PEN America public events, such as the Prison Writing Program showcase, the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, and other PEN World Voices Festival events
  • Complimentary tickets to select PEN America pop-up events and public programming
  • Invitation to join us as our guest at an exclusive Authors’ Evening featuring a leading writer in an intimate setting, open only to President’s Circle members

For those contributing $5,000–$10,000

  • All benefits extended at the $2,500+ level
  • Early sign-up for the PEN America Winter Authors’ Evenings prior to the program’s official announcement
  • Early access to PEN America reports before they are released to the public

For those contributing $10,000+

  • All benefits extended at the $5,000 level
  • Invitations to launch events for PEN America reports and other free expression initiatives
  • Invitations to private events, such as the PEN World Voices Festival opening night reception
  • Annual reception with the PEN America Board of Trustees

For more information, please contact:

Deborah K. Wilson, Senior Director of Development
646-779-4812 | [email protected]

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