Become a Friend of the Festival!
Please complete the form below and click "Submit" to become a Friend of the Festival. If you would like to make a wholly tax-deductible contribution to the Bay Area Book Festival and not receive any benefits, please use our general donation form.
Details about Friend of the Festival membership levels and benefits and other ways to give are located to the right of this form (or below this form on mobile).
To submit this form, all "*" fields must be filled in.
At this time, we offer the following Friend of the Festival membership levels and benefits:
Paperback Writer - $50
At the Festival: 1 General Admission Wristband
Literary Muse - $100
At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands
Passionate Reader - $250
At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands + 4 Priority Tickets
Cult Classic - $500
At the Festival: 2 General Admission Wristbands + 6 Priority Tickets + Invitation for one to Authors Gala
Breakout Author - $1,000
At the Festival: Invitation for 2 to Authors Gala + Up to 8 Priority tickets and 2 General Admission Wristbands
Hot New Talent: Patron - $5,000
At the Festival: Invitation for 4 to Authors Gala + 2 Ultimate Passes (VIP access to all programs)
Prize Winner: Patron - $10,000
At the Festival: Patronage or Sponsorship of a Festival literary program, with opportunities for engagement, recognition, and promotion (for businesses or your designated nonprofit) + Invitation for 8 to Authors Gala (clients welcome!) + 4 Ultimate Passes (VIP access to all programs)
To join at the Prize Winner: Sponsorship level, please contact our office or follow the check mailing instructions below.
Other Ways to Give
Mail a check, payable to “Bay Area Book Festival,” to 1569 Solano Avenue #635, Berkeley, CA 94707
Give appreciated securities and save on taxes. Email us for instructions to give your broker.
If you’re over 70 ½, make a charitable qualified distribution from your IRA and satisfy your minimum qualified distribution. Email us for details.
Does your company match employees’ charitable donations? Presto, your gift doubled or more! Let us know and we’ll follow up.