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.
We invite you to join the Lexington Branch of the English-Speaking Union. We welcome new members to join our fellowship in fulfilling the mission of the ESU and to enjoy the social and cultural events we hold throughout the year. We hope that the open exchange of ideas and experiences we provide will benefit you and the Lexington, Virginia community.
You can help the Lexington Branch execute the mission locally by donating to the following Branch Funds.
Branch Education Fund: Supporting our participation in the Shakespeare Competition, our VMI & W&L Scholarships, and high school English teacher scholarships.
Branch Endowment Fund: Supporting a capital fund which allows us to draw from it on an annual basis to assist in shortfalls.
Branch General Fund: Covering misc. expenses including speaker expenses, postage & printing.
Branch Scholarship Fund: Supports scholarships for local ESU Members.
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.
National Patron Program Description: Download PDF
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
The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.
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