Support the Schomburg Center:
Enjoy 6 Extra Months of Benefits!

The Schomburg Society is made up of donors who are passionate about our mission to celebrate and preserve Black culture and history.

Special Bonus Offer: Receive a free copy of Treasures of The New York Public Library and member-only reservations for the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, which opens next month when you renew or join at the $250 level. Offer expires August 13, 2021.

Make your gift today and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2022. That's 6 extra months of benefits, for free!

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

Support the Schomburg Center:
Enjoy 6 Extra Months of Benefits!

The Schomburg Society is made up of donors who are passionate about our mission celebrate and preserve Black culture and history.

Special Bonus Offer: Receive a free copy of Treasures of The New York Public Library and member-only reservations for the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, which opens next month when you renew or join at the $250 level. Offer expires August 13, 2021.

Make your gift today and your membership will be valid through December 31, 2022. That's 6 extra months of benefits, for free!

Make a monthly gift & get a tote | Make a fully tax-deductible gift

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  • Personalized donor membership card
  • 10% discount at the Schomburg Shop, in-store and online, and preferred shopping times with an additional discount
  • Access to the Schomburg Connection, our e-newsletter with regular updates on news, programs, and events

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Discount on select ticketed Schomburg Center public programs
  • 10% discount on general admission LIVE from the NYPL tickets and access to the presale
  • 10% discount at the Library's caf at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop, in-store and online
  • Year's subscription to the exclusive Schomburg Society member newsletter
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to members-only VIP events, like author talks and panel presentations
  • Two tickets to The New York Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • 20% discount for LIVE from the NYPL and access to presale tickets
  • Special membership gift from the Schomburg Center
  • Two additional invitations to The New York Public Library's annual Holiday Open House, for a total of four attendees
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap, where members share favorite books and get reading recommendations from NYPL librarians

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Reserved seating at select Schomburg Center public programs
  • Complimentary invitation for two to attend the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, featuring today’s most exciting writers and thinkers
  • Two additional invitations to the annual Book Swap, for a total of four attendees

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • 10% discount on Schomburg Center space rentals
  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($50 Friend)
  • Acknowledgement in the Schomburg Center member newsletter and The New York Public Library’s Annual Report
  • Two additional invitations to the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon, for a total of four attendees
  • Small group research discussions with curators and scholars

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of an exhibition or research division of your choice
  • Complimentary Business Leadership Council membership, where influential executives and leaders discuss market trends, business strategies, and ideas
  • Private tour during the annual Schomburg Center Open House

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour of Schomburg Center collections
  • Invitations to exclusive Gallery Talk receptions
  • Invitation to Lenox and Astor Reading Groups, intimate events held in a private home with a distinguished writer

All Chief's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Patron)
  • Behind-the-scenes consultation or treasures tour with a Schomburg curator
  • Invitation to Cullman Center Luncheons, where Fellows discuss the projects they are working on throughout the year
  • Invitation to attend the Bernstein Award ceremony, a prize given to groundbreaking journalists
  • Private lunch for you and a guest with the Schomburg Center Director

Schomburg Society membership benefits start at $35. Benefits will be matched according to the level of the donation.

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