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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 acknowledged in our nation publications 
  • receive invitations to exclusive events 
  • be able to designate up to half of your gift to your local 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 Edward Mohylowski
at 212-818-1200 ext 218 or emohylowski@esuus org

ESU National Patron Program Membership Levels and Benefits

National Donor $300
  • National membership to the ESU for you and your partner
  • Invitation to the National Patron Event at the ESU Annual Conference
  • Option to direct up to half of your gift to your Branch
  • Advanced notice of travel opportunities to the UK
  • National recognition for the full amount of your gift in our publications
National Sponsor $500
  • All benefits listed above
  • Invitation to special National and Branch functions
President's Circle $1,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • Book, transcript or DVD of interest to Patrons 
  • Corporate Membership 15% discount at Brooks Brothers Stores and website***
  • Invitations to Exclusive ESU President Events
Chairman's Circle $2,500
  • All benefits listed above
  • Invitations to ESU Chairman Events including an exclusive dinner with the ESU Chair
National Fellow $5,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • A selection of Ambassador Award books**
Walter Hines Page Society $10,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • An autographed selection of Ambassador Award books**
Ambassador Society $15,000
  • All benefits listed above
  • Two lecture or other literary event tickets**
Visionaries' Society $25,000 or more
  • All benefits listed above
  • Ten lecture or other literary event tickets**

*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 the Development Office at National Headquarters at 212-818-1200 ext  218

**If you elect to receive premiums, items with asterisks, the IRS mandates the tax-deductible amount will be reduced by the market value of items received as determined by the ESU

***Contact Edward Mohylowski for Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership discount application.

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"The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall; but in charity there is no excess, neither can angel or man come in danger by it." 

- Francis Bacon