There are many opportunities to help shape and build our future. The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame strives to create a community of readers and writers, and in an ideal world giving and taking are part of the same fabric.
We need many volunteers to lend their talents to help raise funds, stage and market events, create website content, show up at fairs, and contribute ideas. If you’re interested in being part of the volunteer staff, please send an email to Don Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a note about where your interests lie.
Give Us Books
We will turn them into cash, either with online sales or with our first (and then subsequent) Chicago Books Open House parties. These parties will be like rummage sales with beer and barbecue and people who don’t leave right away. Authors, please donate signed copies of your books, artifacts (like manuscripts or the old typewriter you started on), and correspondence. Contact Don Evans at email@example.com to set up a donation, or else find out the dates of parties to which you can bring them.
Give Us Stuff You Don’t Really Need Anymore
Our silent auction fundraiser has been a primary source of revenue, and we will soon lift pause on that after a two-year break. We need good art (prints and paintings are always fantastic), collectible whatnot, sports memorabilia, vacation homes, special experience offers (like a day out on your boat), and so forth. Again, contact Don Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give Us Money
This really cuts out the middle man. Money raised through private donations will go to pay basic infrastructure and administrative costs, and enable us to budget for future ceremonies, exhibits, educational workshops, literary productions, and on and on. Our main fundraising initiative is 1001 Donors in Chicago and, well, a thousand and one is a lot of donors. Be one of them—please. Make a donation here, or send a check to: Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60661.
Come to Our Programs
Spectacular program means nothing without an audience, so: come. Listen, learn, participate. News of our events can be found on this website, or else send a note to Don Evans at email@example.com to receive our newsletter.
Make a Suggestion
We welcome all input. Send ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in touch!