2011 Benefit and Awards Dinner

 

Video

Nan Graham

 


 

Photos

 


 

 

Contact Esther McGowan at esther@centerforfiction.org or 212-755-6710 for all benefit-related inquiries.

 

Click here to see this year's first novel prize short list.


 

2011 Sponsorship Levels

 

 

Leaders Table

$25,000 (Emerging Writers Sponsorship Level)


It’s harder than ever for emerging writers to fund the early stages of their careers.  Your donation at this level supports The Center’s NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship Program, which provides grants, space in our Writers Studio, mentorships with editors and agents, and public readings to early-career writers in New York City. At this level, you receive recognition as a Lead Sponsor on all print, email and web materials in the coming year.


You also receive:

  • Recognition as Benefit and Awards Dinner Leader with logo/name prominently placed on all printed materials
  • A prime table (with seating for 10) with noted author at table
  • Complimentary full page ad in event program with prime placement
  • Lead acknowledgement on signage at event
  • Recognition on all written materials including press releases
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Public relations/photo opportunities

 

Benefactors Table

$10,000 (New Readers Sponsorship Level)


Your donation at this level supports Kids Read/Books for NYC Schools, The Center’s program to encourage New York City public school students to develop a love of reading.  We bring middle and high school students to the Center to hear authors read and talk about their books, and we work with teachers to incorporate each author’s work into the class curriculum prior to the visit, so that kids get the most out of the encounter.  We also donate books to school classes and libraries.  At this level, you receive recognition as a Benefactor on all print, email and web materials in the coming year.


You also receive:

  • Recognition as Benefit and Awards Dinner Benefactor on printed, web and email materials relating to the event
  • A prime table (with seating for 10)
  • Complimentary half page ad in event program
  • Acknowledgement on signage at event
  • Recognition in all written materials
  • Acknowledgment from the podium

 

Patrons Table

$6,500

  • Recognition as a Patron in all printed materials
  • One table (with seating for 10)
  • Listing in the event program

 

First Novel Advocates (Pair of Tickets)

$1,500

 

Your donation at this level helps underwrite the participation of emerging writers, including the seven authors shortlisted for the Center’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. The winner will be announced at the dinner.

 

You receive:

  • Seating at a table with a well-known author
  • Recognition as a First Novel Advocate in all printed materials
  • Two (2) tickets to the dinner.

 

Friend (Single Ticket)

$600

 

You receive:

  • Recognition as a Friend in all printed materials
  • One (1) ticket to the dinner.
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Honorary Chairs
Stephen King
Susan Moldow

Chairs
Gabrielle Bamberger
Sharen Benenson

Auction Chairs
Nancy Dunnan
Pilar Queen

 

Benefit Committee
Nicole Aragi
Audible.com
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Ann Beattie
Philippa Brophy
Maria & Woodrow Campbell
Leigh S. Curry
Darhansoff & Verrill
Morgan Entrekin
Gary Fisketjon
Molly Friedrich
Jonathan Galassi
Hachette Book Group
HarperCollins Publishers
Amy Hempel
Alice Hoffman
Gerald Howard
Lloyd Lynford
Elaine Markson
Peter Matson
Peter Mayer
Sara Nelson
Lynn Nesbit
Audrey Niffenegger
Elizabeth Birkelund Oberbeck
Other Press
Gail Ross
Al & Rosa Silverman
Simon & Schuster
Andrew Solomon
Dana Spiotta
Alexandra Styron
Amanda Urban
William Morris Endeavor
Kate Walbert
Dorothy Wickenden
Rafael Yglesias