Monthly Giving Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Monthly Giving?
A: Monthly Giving is the most convenient way to support the Newberry’s Annual Fund. By setting up a Monthly Giving plan, you will choose an amount to give monthly and we will automatically bill your credit or debit card every month. It’s that simple.

Q: When will my credit or debit card be charged?

A: Regardless of when you sign up for Monthly Giving, your card will be charged on the 15th of the month. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, your card will be charged the following business day.

Q: Am I automatically renewed every year?
A: Yes. Monthly Giving is an ongoing monthly donation plan. We will continue to charge your credit or debit card on the 15th of the month until you cancel or change your plan.

Q: How do I change the amount of my gift, the credit or debit card I use, or cancel my plan?
A: Contact Vince Firpo at or (312) 255-3599.

Q: How do I become a member of the Newberry Associates or President’s Fellows?
A:To become a member, simply make an Annual Fund gift of $50 or more.  In recognition of your contribution, you will become a member of the Newberry Associates or President's Fellows.

Q: Is my Newberry Associates or President’s Fellows membership renewed through my Monthly Giving plan?

A: It is. At the time you set up your Monthly Giving plan, you will receive your membership information and donor card(s). Your membership and associated benefits are valid for one year. Each year, new membership information and your donor card(s) will be mailed to you as long as your Monthly Giving plan is active.

Here is a helpful guide outlining suggested Monthly Giving plans that correspond with Associates and President’s Fellows giving levels:

Bibliophiles - $5 a month
Authors - $10 a month
Literati - $25 a month
Humanists - $50 a month
Scholars - $100 a month
President’s Fellows - $125 a month

Q: How can I claim this gift on my taxes?
A: Each January, we will send you a statement for your taxes, reporting the sum you have contributed to the Newberry’s Annual Fund during the previous calendar year.

Set up your Montly Giving plan below or make a one-time Annual Fund gift.

If you chose to select your own donation amount, please enter the amount you wish to contribute each month.  There is a minimum monthly contribution of $5.

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For residents of New York: You may obtain a copy of the last financial report filed by the Newberry with the Attorney General of New York. Contact the Newberry at (312) 255-3599 or the Attorney General's office at The Capitol, Albany, NY 12224.