Patrons’ Circle - $25,000 or more

Patrons’ Circle members are a vital part of the Givens Foundation, committed to ensuring that the Foundation builds upon its role as a presenter of literature and supporter of writers for generations to come.

Join the Patrons’ Council and become a part of this special group of supporters dedicated to ensuring the Givens Foundation's future.

Patrons’ Council members enjoy wonderful dinners and receptions throughout the year, featuring some of the most prominent literary figures and leaders of our time. Members also enjoy all the benefits of the Commissioners’ and Education Circles. In addition, members are welcome to complimentary tickets and reserved seating at Givens Foundation programs.

More importantly, you will also be a part of a community that is dedicated to furthering the Foundation’s critical work, fostering and advancing the Black literary tradition, and serving our national audience every year. In recognition of their generous contributions, Patrons receive a host of year-round benefits and exclusive opportunities.


  • Dinner with the executive director, curators, and with acclaimed authors and personalities.
  • Invitations to exclusive previews, post-event dinners, VIP receptions, private discussions, and guided trips
    • Acknowledgment on all printed and online materials
    • Annual selection of publications
    • Acknowledgment in the annual report and on

For more information about this special giving opportunity, please contact Tana Hargest, Executive Director, at 917-304-9321 or Please see below to make your tax-deductible Patrons' Circle membership contribution online.

Prefer to donate with a check? Our mailing address is:

The Givens Foundation for African American Literature

2822 Lyndale Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408