Membership

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 Chicago 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 Chicago community.

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Membership dues are as follows:

Single $100
Couple $125
Board Member $175
Patron $500
Sustaining Board Member $1,000

Additional Contributions

You can help the Chicago Branch execute our mission locally by donating to the Branch Scholarship Fund and the Branch Shakespeare Fund.  These funds provide for educational and cultural opportunities for local teachers and students.

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