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Support the Schomburg Center!

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African-Diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center also functions as the national research library in the field, providing free access to its wide-ranging noncirculating collections. It also sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of Black history and culture.

The Schomburg Society for the Preservation of Black Culture is made up of committed men and women who are passionate about our mission to preserve the rich history and tell the stirring story of the people of African descent.

If you would like to make monthly donations to the Schomburg Center, become a Schomburg Guardian

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$35 Associate ($30 tax deductible)

  • Year's subscription to the Schomburg Center newsletter
  • 20% discount in the Schomburg Shop
  • Program Calendars
  • A personalized membership card
  • Up to 20% discounts on tickets to select Center-sponsored programs

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$50 Friend ($35 tax deductible)

All Associate benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, lectures, and seminars

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$100 Supporter ($80 tax deductible)

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to VIP events

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$250 Patron ($220 tax deductible)

All Supporter benefits, plus:

  • A complimentary gift from the Schomburg Center

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$500 Sustainer ($410 tax deductible)

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Two tickets to a select Schomburg Center performance

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$1,000 Conservator ($910 tax deductible)

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Acknowledgment in the Schomburg Center newsletter and the Library's Annual Report

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$2,500 Heritage Circle ($2,430 tax deductible)

All Conservator benefits, plus:

  • A private behind-the-scenes tour led by the Center's Director

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$5,000 Chief's Circle ($4,830 tax deductible)

All Heritage Circle benefits, plus:

  • An invitation to an annual luncheon with the Director

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By choosing to waive member benefits, your gift is fully tax deductible and you will not receive a member card, invitations to events, or member discounts.

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