The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a membership organization whose mission is carried out locally by the efforts of Branch members. As an ESU member, you are contributing both financially and personally to programs that enrich the lives of students and educators through a diverse range of local and national programs. Additionally, members expand their own social network by being invited to cultural and social events, speakers and book author events, regional and national events as well as invitations to international travel opportunities.
Throughout the course of the year, we host approximately six dinner meetings with speakers who make presentations on a wide variety of subjects. Our annual Shakespeare Competition for high school students is in February, and in June we host the Queen's Birthday Tea. In September we hold a Champagne Reception for new members, and at Christmas we gather for a special holiday party.
You can help the Dallas Branch execute the mission locally by donating to the Branch Scholarship Fund and the Branch Shakespeare Fund. The funds provide for educational and cultural opportunities for local teachers and students.
National Patron Membership provides higher level support to programs that enrich the lives of our members, teachers, and thousands of high school and college students nationwide. National Patrons receive local and national recognition and invitations to exclusive events. Up to one half of your contribution can be designated to support your branch.
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Tax Information: The English-Speaking Union of the United States is a 501(c)(3) organization . Membership contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our Federal Tax ID: 13-1623995