Conservators: Membership Benefits


Conservators

Conservator ($1,500-$2,499)
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All except $168 tax-deductible

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive Conservator Salons featuring prominent writers, thinkers, and cultural luminaries
  • Opportunities to explore the treasures of NYPL on unique excursions led by expert curators
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes, docent-led tours of the Library’s exhibitions
  • Complimentary invitation for two to attend the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon
  • Four tickets to the Library’s annual Holiday Open House—the most festive event of the year
  • Invitation for two to the annual Book Swap
  • Recognition of your support in the Library’s Annual Report
  • Annual subscription to the monthly Conservators newsletter
     

Tilden Conservator ($2,500-$6,499)
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All except $299 tax-deductible

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Tilden Tours, where members receive behind-the-scenes access to New York’s most iconic cultural institutions
  • Reserved seating at LIVE from the NYPL programs and one complimentary drink ticket per season
  • Invitations to exclusive Cocktails with a Curator receptions
  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Supporting Friend or $400 Young Lion)*

Lenox Conservator ($6,500-$12,499)
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Conservators

All except $379 tax-deductible

All Tilden Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Lenox and Astor Reading Groups, intimate events held in a private home with a distinguished writer
  • Invitation to attend the annual Education Presentation, led by Library leadership
  • Invitation to Cullman Center Luncheons, where Fellows discuss the projects they are working on throughout the year*
  • Volunteer opportunities at education programs throughout our Library branches
  • Four complimentary personalized bookplates in the Library’s circulating collections
  • Reserved seating at the annual Friends Lecture Luncheon
  • Two additional Holiday Open House tickets, for a total of six tickets

Astor Conservator ($12,500-$19,999) 
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All except $623 tax-deductible

All Lenox Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to attend the annual President's Council Dinner, featuring today's most prominent literary and cultural figures
  • Join Library leaders and luminaries for the opening reception for The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures, our first-ever permanent exhibition
  • Private consultation with an expert children’s librarian who will make personalized recommendations
  • Private consultation with collection specialist or curator
  • Invitation to attend the Bernstein Award ceremony, a prize given to groundbreaking journalists
  • Complimentary tickets and reserved seating at four LIVE from the NYPL programs annually*
  • Gift a complimentary membership to a friend or family member ($250 Friends of LPA Directors Circle or $250 Schomburg Society Patron)*

Carnegie Conservator ($20,000-$29,999) 
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All except $673 tax deductible

All Astor Conservator benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Library Leadership Luncheon
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Library, available upon request

*This benefit is available upon request and may impact tax-deductibility.