Tennessee Williams Society

Tennessee Wiliams Society


The Tennessee Williams Society, named in honor of the famous American playwright and author, is the St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s special recognition society that honors those who demonstrate a leadership commitment to the St. Louis Public Library each year.

With gifts of $1,000 or more, the Tennessee Williams Society helps fund the Library's literacy programs that serve thousands of children and adults throughout the City of St. Louis each year.

Leadership gifts provided by Tennessee Williams Society Friends are increasingly important for the future of the St. Louis Public Library. With this continued support, the Library will maintain its role as one of the nation’s top urban libraries, providing programs that serve the St. Louis community and region for generations to come.

The Tennessee Williams Society is my way of giving back to an institution that enriched my life in ways I never imagined. As an inquisitive child growing up in the city, the Library introduced me to a fascinating world where all things seemed possible. Through the dedicated work of the Tennessee Williams Society, I’m hoping that the dreams of another child will be fulfilled.”
- Tennessee Williams Society Friend, Sharon S.

Please join us by giving at the Tennessee Williams Society level. With your gift of $1,000 or more you will receive:
• E-newsletters
• Invitations to Friends-only events and reserved seating at select author events
• Bookplate in your honor in a new book within the Library’s collection
• Friends of the SLPL static window cling
• Friends premium item
• Set of SLPL notecards
• Behind-the-scenes tour of Central Library
• Invitation to an Annual Tennessee Williams Society Appreciation Reception

Other suggested TWS giving levels:
$2,500 - Tennessee Williams Society Scholar
$5,000 - Tennessee Williams Society Fellow
$10,000 - Tennessee Williams Society Ambassador


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How to Make Your Gift

By Phone

Call us at 314-539-0359 to make your gift by phone.

Request Information

Contact us foundation@slplfoundation.org or 314-539-0359 to request information by mail.

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