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Schomburg Society



Supporters help the Schomburg Center continue to offer superior research services, exhibitions, and special programs to our users.

Join the Schomburg Society and become a part of a committed group who support the important work of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Membership Benefits

Associate ($35 - $49) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

  • Year's subscription to the Schomburg Center newsletter
  • 20% discount in the Schomburg Shop
  • Program calendars
  • A personalized membership card
  • Up to 20% discount on tickets to select Center-sponsored programs

Friend ($50 - $99) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, lectures, and seminars

Supporter ($100 - $249) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to VIP events

Patron ($250 - $499) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary gift from the Schomburg Center

Sustainer ($500 - $999) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to a select Schomburg Center concert or performance

Conservator ($1,000 - $2,499) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in the Schomburg Center newsletter and the Library's Annual Report

Heritage Circle ($2,500 - $4,999) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • A private behind-the-scenes tour led by the Center's Director

Chief's Circle ($5,000+) | Join • Renew • Give the Gift of Membership

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an annual luncheon with the Director

Membership gifts may also be mailed to The Schomburg Society, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY  10037-1801. Please make checks payable to Schomburg Center/NYPL.

If you would like to contact the Schomburg Society Membership Office, please email or call 212.491.2252.