The generosity of our Festival donors helps us provide quality programming and keep our ticket costs as low as possible. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, and we have flexible payment options.
You can make an outright gift or consider one of these creative ways to give:·
Click the Donate button below for more information.
Your donation will go to general operational support of the Festival, and to help pay for literary events, theater events, and educational outreach. You may always give anonymously, without public recognition, if you wish.
Joy and Boysie Bollinger
The Heymann-Wolf Foundation
In Honor of Ted and Mary Merle Laborde
James and Stephanie Laborde Family Fund
Ted and Mary Merle Laborde
Sarah and Zachary Lazar
Gary Matus and Dan Sheehan
The Motch Family Foundation
The Pinkley Prizes
David H. Pons and Laure Sica
Chloe and Robert Watters
The Festival is proud to announce that the Greater New Orleans Foundation has awarded us the Freeman Challenges grant to establish a cash reserve fund in 2018.
Named the “Eternity Fund” (from A Streetcar Named Desire), the campaign is designed to ensure long-term stability for the 30+-year old festival that celebrates and shares the enormous wealth of literary and cultural traditions that enrich our unique region. Establishing a cash reserve reflects prudent financial planning and preparation for the future.
We must raise $10,000 by December 31, 2018 to benefit from this grant.
When we reach the goal, the Freeman Challenges Fund will grant us $5,000. The $15,000 total will go into a separate board-restricted account to provide a necessary safety cushion.
We invite you to take the lead and support the “Eternity Fund.” Your gift will pave the way for a successful campaign.
Sara W. Woodard
Did you know you can help ensure the Festival’s future through your estate and planned gifts? Donors who intend a gift through their estate become recognized patrons of the Festival.
Ways to give through estate and planned gifts:
To name/designate the Festival in your will/trust or as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or any planned gift, please use the following language: The Tennessee Williams–New Orleans Literary Festival, Inc., Tax ID#: 72-1088036.
For more information on planned gifts , bequests, and gifts of stock, please contact Board Vice President Sara Woodard, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 504-581-1144, or your professional tax, legal, or financial advisor.