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National Patron Program

Why Should You Become a National Patron?

Your National Patronage ensures that the ESU has both sound Branches and a strong National Headquarters to advance our shared mission and values. As a National Patron, you play a key role in support meaningful cultural and educational programs that enrich the lives our members and thousands of middle school, high school and college students nationwide, as well as the greater international community of those teaching, learning and speaking English.

As a National Patron You Will:

  • be able to designate up to half of your gift to your Branch while receiving national recognition for the full amount of your gift
  • have the option to make quarterly payments
  • receive the special benefits of your membership level

Questions? Contact Ed Mohylowski
at 212-818-1200 ext 218 or emohylowski@esuus org

ESU National Patron Program Membership Levels and Benefits

National Donor $300
  • All Membership Benefits 
  • Option to direct up to one-half of this gift to your Branch
  • National recognition of gift in ESU publications and online
  • Patron rates for Branch activities and special receptions with speakers and dignitaries (subject to Branch custom)
  • Priority seating at Branch events (subject to Branch custom)
  • Invitation to National Patron Reception at ESU Annual Meeting
  • Advance notice and priority booking for ESU-sponsored member travel opportunities and tours
  • Notice of exclusive Patron-only travel opportunities
  • ESU member rates to special events at Dartmouth House
  • ESU member rate at the Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair, London
  • Complimentary glass of wine or pint of beer with meal at your first visit to NYC's Shakespeare Pub or the Peacock Restaurant at the William on East 39th St. upon presentation of your Patron membership card
National Sponsor $500
  • All benefits listed above
  • Complimentary admission and priority seating at special national functions such as the National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln Center
  • Advance notice for exclusive Patron-only travel
  • ESU member rates at the Royal Overseas League in both London and Edinburgh
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of private facilities/spaces at Tower of London, courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
National Sustainer $750
  • All benefits listed above
  • Invitations to the International At Home coffee mornings at Dartmouth House
  • Complimentary admission to all ESU-sponsored activities at  National Headquarters in New York
  • Discount on Brunel's London Boat Trip, River Walk, and Tunnel Descent
President's Circle $1,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • A 15% discount at Brooks Brothers stores and website
  • Complimentary one-year membership to the Brunel Museum
Vice Chairman's Circle $1,500
  • ALL Benefits listed above
  • Priority access for booking tickets to  the "Ceremony of the Keys" at the Tower of London, courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
Chairman's Circle $2,500
  • All benefits listed above
  • Invitation to an exclusive November 2016 reception at the Brunel Museum in London in the presence of HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex 
National Fellow $5,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • Favorable rates to use the Garden Lounge at National Headquarters for private events (subject to availability)
  • Priority consideration for tickets to events at Dartmouth House with The Princess Royal, patroness of the ESU
Walter Hines Page Society $10,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • Complimentary use of the Garden Lounge at National Headquarters for private events (subject to availability)

If you are a first-time Patron or if you wish to move to a higher Patron level, you may arrange a convenient payment schedule by calling Ed Mohylowski at 212-818-1200 ext. 218.

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