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Sandburg Society

Sandburg Society

The Sandburg Society is a group of special friends of the Chicago Public Library who love reading and ideas and support the freedom of all Chicagoans to read, learn, discover and connect to their world and their community.

Through gifts of $1,000 or more, members of the Sandburg Society help to power Library programs like Teachers in the Library, CyberNavigators and the Summer Reading Program that build skills, fuel ambitions and spark the imaginations of Chicagoans of all ages. Learn more about these life-changing programs.

This year, Sandburg Society members who renew their gift at $1,500 or more will receive a weekly subscription to Printers Row Journal, the Chicago Tribune's exciting new literary magazine.

Members Gifts of $1,000

  • Donor Honor Roll listing at the Harold Washington Library Center and in the Foundation's annual report and on the website.
  • Invitations to private literary and author receptions.
  • Invitation to the annual Donors and Partners Luncheon in the Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library Center.
  • Complimentary copy of One Book, One Chicago selections.
  • Priority reserved seating for public literary events at the Chicago Public Library.
  • Annual Best of the Best gift-giving guides for children and teens.
  • Subscription to the Book Mark newsletter.
  • Complimentary subscription to Printers Row Journal (with a $1,500 Sandburg membership)

Fellow Gifts of $2,500

All privileges listed above, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive dinners with authors and experts in international relations.

Benefactor Gifts of $5,000

All privileges listed above, plus:

  • Signed book privileges for visiting authors twice a year.

Chairman's Circle Gifts of $10,000 or More

All privileges listed above, plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner.

Executive Circle Gifts of $25,000 or More

All privileges listed above, plus:

  • Dinner with Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon.
  • Unique program and elite author opportunities not available to the general public. For information on opportunities at this level, call (312) 201-9830, ext 26.

Join the Sandburg Society today!