Individual Giving

When you become a member of our Logophile Society, you provide substantial support to our mission — to inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading — while also enjoying exclusive benefits and special access to programs and events.

We like to give our Logophile Society members a more personal touch. If you’re interested in joining at these levels, please email us at so we can get to know you!

Logophile Society

Linguist | $2,500

  • Invitations to members-only previews and events
  • Members-only presale, ability to purchase or reserve up to two tickets per event, for select programs
  • Priority seating at select programs for up to two seats per event (must RSVP)
  • 15% discount at the gift shop, Present Perfect
  • 15% discount at the restaurant, Immigrant Food+
  • Free member-exclusive giveaway item
  • Invitations to special VIP events and meet-the-speaker opportunities
  • Listing in annual report

Poet | $5,000

All of the benefits listed at the Linguist level, plus:

  • Priority seating at select programs for up to four seats per event (must RSVP)
  • Members-only presale, ability to purchase or reserve up to four tickets per event, for select programs
  • Private staff-led tour for up to five guests

Lyricist | $10,000

All of the benefits listed at the Poet level, plus:

  • Members-only presale, ability to purchase or reserve up to six tickets per event, for select programs
  • Priority seating at select programs for up to six seats per event (must RSVP)
  • Lunch with the Founder

Linguaphile | $25,000

All of the benefits listed at the Lyricist level, plus:

  • Name commemorated on Founding Donor Wall at the Franklin School
  • Prominent recognition in selected Museum communications

Bibliophile | $50,000

All of the benefits listed at the Linguaphile level, plus:

  • Complimentary Membership for five years
  • Opportunity to host an event at the Museum
  • Event rental fee discount of 25% for a private event at the Museum

Lexophile | $100,000

All of the benefits listed at the Bibliophile level, plus:

  • All of the benefits listed at the level below, plus:
  • Complimentary Lifetime Membership
  • Invitation for two to Donor Reception and Dinner/Special Event
  • Personalized private tour for ten guests
  • Did you know?

    The 10 most-used letters in English are E, A, R, I, O, T, N, S, L, and C.
  • Did you know?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • Did you know?

    Eels, llamas, and aardvarks, ooh my! In English, there are only four letters that appear as double letters at the beginning of a word: “A,” “E,” “L,” and “O.”
  • How do you get a dog to stop eating your books?

    Take the words right out of its mouth!
  • What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

    A cat has claws at the end of its paws, but a comma’s a pause at the end of a clause.
  • Did you know?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • Riddle me this

    What starts with an e, ends with an e, and contains just one letter? (Answer: An envelope!)
  • Riddle me this

    What begins with a t, ends with a t, and has t in it? (Answer: A teapot!)
  • Riddle me this

    What’s in centuries, hours, and years, but not minutes, days, or seconds? (Answer: The letter R!)
  • Quote them on it

    “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx
  • Quote them on it

    “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” — Zadie Smith
  • Quote them on it

    “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” — Toni Morrison
  • Quote them on it

    "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." — Nelson Mandela