Annual Giving

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Stevens
(202) 675–0359

Gifts to the Folger’s Annual Giving Campaign allow us to provide fellowships and professional opportunities that further the study of Shakespeare and the early modern period. They support outreach in schools and communities, keep us free and open to the public year-round, and help put Shakespeare into the hands of everyone, where he belongs. Make a gift online or mail in the donation form.

Annual Giving Campaign 

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

Contribute to the Annual Giving Campaign

Educators’ Campaign

Contribute to Folger Education's initiatives that provide the best in K–12 Shakespeare education to classrooms across the country. 

Contribute to the Educators' Campaign

Readers’ Campaign

Support the Folger’s core collection of rare materials and world-class research resources for the scholars or “readers” who use the library.

Contribute to the Readers' Campaign

Gift membership

Ensure that your favorite Shakespeare lover enjoys the Folger all year long with a gift membership!

To give a gift membership, please call the Membership Office at (202) 675–0359 or complete and mail this form. We will send your gift message along with a new member packet to your gift recipient.

Honor giving

Celebrate a loved one's birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion by making a contribution to the Folger Shakespeare Library in his or her honor. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift letter informing the honoree of your thoughtful gift.

Give in honor of a friend or family member

Memorial giving

Remember those dear to you 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.

Make a memorial donation

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Stevens
(202) 675–0359