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.  Tables and tickets to PEN America’s fundraising events are not applicable.

Patrons: Gifts of $5,000 – $14,999

  • 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, select PEN World Voices Festival events, and more
  • 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

Benefactors: Gifts of $15,000 +

  • All benefits extended at the Patron level
  • Early sign-up for the PEN America Authors’ Evenings prior to the program’s official announcement
  • Early access to PEN America reports before they are released to the public
  • 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 and after party

For more information, please contact:

Deborah K. Wilson, Chief Development Officer
646-779-4812 | [email protected]

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