As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the kindness of friends like you to make our festival and other programs possible. Portions of your membership are tax-deductible and start as low as $50 a year!
Our members enjoy fabulous perks! Free Festival passes, opportunities to mingle with the literati at VIP events, Festival merchandise, party invitations and public recognition, to name a few. We look forward to welcoming you into our family of Friends!
There are two ways you can become a member and contribute to the Festival.
  1. Become a member online.
  2. Become a member by phone. Call 504-581-1144 to speak with a staff member.
We’re flexible! Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly gift, whatever fits your budget.

Member Levels and Benefits:

Baby Doll:
$50

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount on Festival Tickets
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop

Serafina Delle Rose:
$200

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount on Festival Tickets
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 1 Festival literary discussion pass ($100 value)
  • Fall Patron Party, November 8, 2018: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 29, 2019:  Invitation for 2
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag

Gentleman Caller:
$500

  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount on Festival Tickets
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag
  • 2 Festival literary discussion passes ($200 value)
  • Fall Patron Party, November 8, 2018: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 29, 2019:  Invitation for 2

Maggie the Cat:
$1000

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  • Recognition on website and in program
  • 10% Discount on Festival Tickets
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 10% Discount at Garden District Books
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag
  • 1 Festival VIP Pass ($600 value)
  • Fall Patron Party, November 8, 2018: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 29, 2019:  Invitation for 2

Big Daddy:
$2500

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  • Recognition on website and in program
  • Signage with logo at sponsored panel
  • Opportunity to introduce sponsored panel
  • 2 reserved front row seats at sponsored panel
  • 10% Discount on Festival Tickets
  • 10% Discount at Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop
  • 10% Discount at Garden District Books
  • 2 Festival Tote Bags
  • 2 Festival VIP Passes ($1200 value)
  • Fall Patron Party, November 8, 2018: Invitation for 4
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 29, 2019:  Invitation for 4

Donor: 100% Tax Deduction

TW in Paris

Prefer a 100% tax deductible donation instead of benefits? We can do that!

Thank you for your support!

Friends of Tennessee for the 2019 Festival

Baby Doll:

Denise Altobello

Anne Beyersdorfer

Ruth & George Bilbe

Barbara Buckingham

Tracy & Sonny Cunningham

Janet Deming

Thelia Jean Eaby

Susan Eble

Barbara Ewell

Jane Ferguson

Joel Fredell

Patricia Friedmann

Lawrence Henry Gobble

Linda Green

Marilyn Huddell

Eric Johnson

Sarah & Zachary Lazar

Doris & Richard Louth

Pat Mason

Linda Nix

Nell Nolan

Carolyn Perry

Cassie Pruyn

James Rowland

Henry Schvey

Betty-Carol Sellen

William Sparks

Roi Tamkin

Tracy Treadaway

Tommie Whitener

 

Serafina Delle Rose:

Newell  Andry

Tiki Axelrod

C. Morgan Babst

Serafina Delle Rose, continued:

Carolyn Bain

Maggie Bobbitt

Julie Breitmeyer

Richard Britson

Barbara Jo Brothers

Ann Bruce

Laurel Clausen

Daniel Clayton

Catherine Coleman

Maureen & Bill Detweiler

Mark Ellis

Rubye Noble Evans

Eleanor Farnsworth

Carol Gelderman

Jane Golden

Rebecca Hale

Charles Harvell

George Hero

Steve Hirst

Louise Hoffman

David Hoover

Helene Inayetian

Thomas Jacobson

In honor of Nell Lanier

Michael Ledet

Russell Luke

Arlene Manguno

Bev & Butch Marshall

Adelaide Martin

Laura Lane McNeal

Janet Melancon

Brian Nelson

Sandra Nickel

Stuart Noel

Serafina Delle Rose, continued:

John Otterson

Kathleen Reilly

Sharyn Rosenblum

Helene Rufty

Charles Slattery

Keri Stevens

Richard Stewart

Dave Trent

Ruby & Jerry Tremont

Nancy Valobra

Sara Woodard

 

Gentleman Caller:

Elgart Aster and Paul Swerdlove

Lura Harrison

Ellen Johnson

Lee Meehan

Patricia Murphy-Cave

Terry Verigan

 

Maggie the Cat:

Mary Anderson

Allain Andry

Judy Andry

Janet Daley

Margaret Dziedzic

Wendy Griswold

Susie Hoskins

Ruth Koffman

Janice Meer

Conrad Williams

 

Big Daddy:

Helen & George Ingram

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