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 19, 2019: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 27, 2020:  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
  • 10% Discount at Garden District Books
  • 1 Festival Tote Bag
  • 2 Festival literary discussion passes ($200 value)
  • Fall Patron Party, November 19, 2019: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 27, 2020:  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 19, 2019: Invitation for 2
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 27, 2020:  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 19, 2019: Invitation for 4
  • Donors Party at The Historic New Orleans Collection, March 27, 2020:  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 2020 Festival

Baby Doll:

Beau Bratcher

Maureen Detweiler

Nancy Dixon

Thelia Jean Eaby

Ione Elioff

Barbara Ewell

Joel Fredell

Patty Friedmann

Marian Hawk

Lawrence Henry Gobble

Eric Johnson

Doris & Richard Louth

Russell Luke

Linda Nix

Pat Mason

Andrew Mayer

Nell Nolan

Brad Richard

Harriet Riley

William Sparks

Tracy Treadaway

Nancy Woodruff

Fallon Young

Serafina Delle Rose:

Newell “Suzy” Andry

Tiki Axelrod

Carole Boster

Julie Breitmeyer

Janis & Richard Britson

Barbara Jo Brothers

Kate Fagan Burgun

Pamela Carter

Daniel Clayton

Serafina Delle Rose, continued:

Catherine Coleman

Susan Couvillon

Linda Dawson

Rubye Noble Evans

Rebecca Hale

Christy Harowski

George Hero

Louise Hoffman

David Hoover

Helene Inayetian

David Johnson

Diane Labouisse

Priscilla & John Lawrence

Sarah & Zachary Lazar

James MacDonald

Bev & Butch Marshall

Adelaide Martin

Laura Lane McNeal

Mary Mitchell

Constance & Brian Nelson

Sandra Nickel

Karon Reese

Ann Roberts

Calvin Sanders

Mimi Schlesinger

Nicholas Schneider

Cory Sparks

Elisa Speranza

Richard Stewart

Ruby & Jerry Tremont

Jule Van Sant

Catherine Whitney

Sara Woodard

Gentleman Caller:

Elgart Aster and Paul Swerdlove

C. Morgan Babst

Carolyn Bain

Eleanor Farnsworth

Lynn & Lura Harrison

Larry and Arlene Manguno

Lee Meehan

Patricia Murphy

Ellen Johnson & Ronnie Swartz

Barbara Wingo

Maggie the Cat:

Mary Pikul Anderson

Margaret Dziedzic

Wendy Griswold

Susie Hoskins

Michele Kaminski

Amelia Koch

Ruth Koffman

Peggy and Errol Laborde

Janice Meer

The Motch Family Foundation

Big Daddy:

Judy & Allain Andry

Helen & George Ingram

Kathy & Edmund Schrenk

Gary Matus & Dan Sheehan