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Honor Gifts

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Celebrate a friend's birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion by making a contribution to the Folger Shakespeare Library in her or his honor. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift card informing the honoree of your thoughtful gift. (You may also give a Gift Membership.)


Year-End Giving

As you celebrate the holidays, please consider supporting the Folger with a 100% tax-deductible gift to one of the following annual campaigns. Please note that to receive a 2014 tax receipt, online gifts must be received by Wednesday, December 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Annual Giving Campaign

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Give your support where it is most needed.  Your gift to our Annual Giving Campaign will help sustain and expand all Folger Shakespeare Library programs.


Educators' Campaign

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Contribute to Folger Education's initiatives that provide the best in Shakespeare education to classrooms across the country.


Readers' Campaign

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Support the Folger's core collection of rare materials and world-class research resources for the scholars, or "readers," who use the library.

Memorial Gifts

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Remember special people in a meaningful way with a memorial tribute to the Folger Shakespeare Library. Provide the name of the person in whose name you wish to donate, and the name and address of the relative or other person you would like us to notify of your gift.


For information on annual, honor, and memorial gifts, please contact Tiffany FitzGerald, Membership and Annual Fund Manager, by calling (202) 675-0359.


Sponsorship and Program Support

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The Folger offers a number of exciting opportunities for corporations, foundations, and individuals to support its celebrated public programs—theater, poetry, music, exhibitions, and lectures—and important events such as the annual gala through sponsorship. Each sponsorship includes a tailored package of benefits, including recognition, hospitality, and membership.


You are also invited to support our award-winning K-12 education programs. A leader in how Shakespeare is taught today, the Folger provides resources to more than four million teachers and students in grades K-12 each year and provides local outreach programs for families and the community.


Please visit Sponsorship Opportunities, to learn more about current opportunities and the benefits of sponsorship, or contact Winnie Harrington Robinson, Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts, by calling (202) 675-0377.

Martin Droeshout. Droeshout portrait of Shakespeare. Print, 1623 (Detail)

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