Welcome to the ESU...

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 Niagara Frontier 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 Niagara Frontier community.

Benefits of membership:

  • Participation in volunteer experiences that make a difference in the lives of students and teachers
  • Invitations to enjoyable social gatherings of cultural significance such as speaker and book author events

  • A chance to provide at-home hospitality for scholars and speakers from abroad
  • Opportunities to travel and attend Regional, National and International Conferences.
  • Use of the Library and other facilities at ESU National Headquarters in New York
  • Theater and restaurant discounts in London and retail discounts in the UK and on the web
  • The enjoyment of privileges at ESU of the Commonwealth Headquarters, Dartmouth House, and discounted rates at the Chesterfield and other Mayfair hotels in London and Edinburgh

Membership dues are as follows:

Single $50
Couple $80
Branch Patron $100

Additional Contributions

You can help the Niagara Frontier Branch execute the mission locally by donating to the Branch Shakespeare Fund which provides for scholarships for continuing education for local teachers.

Consider Joining as a National Patron

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

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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