Patrons Program

The generous support of Patrons Program members enables us to continue our calendar of literary events, writing program classes and special community programs, such as the Schools Project—which connects students from public high schools with visiting authors—and the Union Settlement Adult-Literacy Outreach Project.

Benefits include preferential seating at all Reading Series events and invitations to exclusive events with select artists. Memberships are available at the following levels:

SUBSCRIBER – $350:

  • One reserved seat for 15 Main Reading Series events of your choice
  • Invitations to private receptions and exhibition openings
  • Premium access to digital content

PATRON – $1,000 ($450 tax-deductible):

  • Two reserved seats, upon request, for all Main Reading Series events
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Books & Bagels event of your choice
  • One discounted $15 companion ticket (subject to availability) to all Main Reading Series events
  • An autographed book by one of the Poetry Center's 2015/16 authors
  • Invitations to private receptions and exhibition openings
  • Acknowledgment in all Poetry Center printed programs
  • Six complimentary tickets to 92Y Concerts of your choice: see 92Y.org/Concerts for listings

SPONSOR – $2,500 ($1,685 tax-deductible) – all of the above benefits, plus:

  • A subscription for two to the Books & Bagels series

CORNERSTONE – $5,000 ($4,125 tax-deductible) – all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Privileged underwriting for your choice of a 2015/16 Poetry Center program in Buttenwieser Hall*
  • Invitations to select rehearsals of dramatic readings
  • Additional complimentary tickets to 92Y Concerts (subject to availability)

LAUREATE – $10,000 ($6,550 tax-deductible) – all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Privileged underwriting for your choice of a 2015/16 Poetry Center program in Kaufmann Concert Hall*

MUSE – $15,000 ($11,315 tax-deductible) – all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Exclusive underwriting for your choice of a 2015/16 Poetry Center program*
  • Opportunities to meet with select authors

For more information about our Patrons Program, please contact the Poetry Center at 212.415.5760 or email.

*Underwriting privileges at the Cornerstone, Laureate and Muse Levels are limited to one event.