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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City community.

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Membership dues are as follows:

Single $55
Couple $80
Sustaining Single $80
Sustaining Couple $110
Educator Single* $45
Educator Couple* $70
Junior Single** $40
Junior Couple** $65
Branch Patron $150 (includes spouse/friend)

*An "Educator" is defined as a full-time, active teacher or school administrator in an accredited high school, 2-4 year college or homeschool.
**A "Junior" is defined as anyone age 35 or younger. Yes, a teacher age 35 or younger qualifies as a "Junior!"—what a great deal for them!)

Additional Contributions

You can help the Kansas City Branch execute our Mission locally by donating to the Branch Educational/Cultural Fund.  This fund supports our Educational Programs and all Branch activities and events. 100% of your contributions go to the Branch. Click here and scroll to bottom of page to make a fully tax-deductible donation

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