Patron Categories and Benefits

BECOME A PATRON OF FREE SPEECH,  BECOME A PATRON OF PEN

PEN patrons are members of a vibrant circle that supports and promotes the work of PEN Canada. They are indispensable allies in PEN’s work on behalf of free expression, persecuted writers, and literary culture worldwide.

In thanks for their invaluable support, PEN patrons are offered the opportunity to participate in conversations with the world’s most celebrated writers in exclusive and intimate settings.

Depending on the category, PEN Patron benefits include:
Reserved seats at the opening night of the International Festival of Authors
The IFOA is an annual gathering of the world’s greatest writers. The opening night is among the most recognized and celebrated events in Toronto, drawing the city’s most literate and lively audiences. This evening provides an opportunity for sponsors and patrons to both enjoy the company of brilliant thinkers, and support the essential work of PEN.

Reserved seats at PEN’s Ideas in Dialogue Series
Ideas in Dialogue is a series that offers insight into the most important political issues of the day and how they intersect with freedom of expression.

PEN Patron Salons
Each PEN Patron and a guest are invited to stimulating literary salons. These intimate events feature acclaimed writers and thinkers, and time for informal conversation over cocktails.

There are four categories of PEN Patrons, each with unique benefits: PEN Platinum Patron ($10,000+ per year), PEN Gold Patron ($5,000 per year), PEN Silver Patron ($2,500 per year) and PEN Patron ($1,000 per year).

*All donation amounts can be paid monthly or as one-time payments. Tax receipts will be issued at the highest possible amount for all donations.

Annual and monthly giving recognition levels:

  • Patron $1000 – $2,499/yr (min. $83.34/month)
  • Silver Patron $2,500 – $4,999/yr (min. $208.34/month)
  • Gold Patron $5000 – $9,999/yr (min. $416.67/month)
  • Platinum Patron –$10,000+/ yr (min. $833.34/month)

 

LEVEL
BENEFITS
Platinum Patron
($10,000/yr)
Gold Patron
($5,000/yr)
Silver Patron
($2,500/yr)
Patron
($1,000/yr)
Limited edition Margaret Atwood book and original print
Y
Invitations to all PEN Patron salons
2
2
2
2
Gratis reserved seats at the opening night of IFOA
2
2
2
2* (choice of IFOA or Ideas in Dialogue)
Exclusive pre-IFOA event reception
Y
Y
Gratis reserved seats at PEN Ideas in Dialogue events
2
2
2
2* (choice of IFOA or Ideas in Dialogue)
Exclusive pre-Ideas in Dialogue event reception
Y
Y
Tax receipt in maximum amount possible
Y
Y
Y
Y
Acknowledgement in Annual Report and on website
Y
Y
Y
Y
PEN E-newsletter
Y
Y
Y
Y

*All donation amounts may be paid monthly or as one-time payments.

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