Friends of Miami Book Fair

Support the Literary Arts!

Friends leave a legacy by supporting the country’s best book fair, a centerpiece of cultural Miami. This year, THE BOOK FAIR WILL BE ONLINE, and your support will make a bigger difference than ever, as we bring the virtual Miami Book Fair FREE to the community. Become a Friend at any one of the three levels available and help ensure nobody in our community has to go without literature and culture while they’re staying safely at home.

Our Friends Help Our Programs Thrive

We are depending on our Friends and your support more than ever as we work to bring you the authors and programs you love.

$5,000 / Chairman’s Circle

Your membership will help support 25 hours for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Your choice of 5 complimentary books by authors presenting at the virtual Book Fair
  • Book Fair swag
  • Special recognition as Chairman-level supporter in virtual author sessions, virtual Book Fair website, Fairgoers’ Guide, and other digital and print marketing materials
  • Opportunity to introduce an author
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

$1,000 / Editor-in-Chief

Your membership will help support 5 hours for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Your choice of 2 complimentary books by authors presenting at the virtual Book Fair
  • Book Fair swag
  • Special recognition as Editor-in-Chief level supporter in virtual author sessions, virtual Book Fair website, Fairgoers’ Guide, and other digital and print marketing materials
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

$100 / Reader

Your membership will help support 1 hour for virtual programming at this year’s Book Fair
  • Virtual Membership Badge (Identify you as a Friend at virtual Book Fair sessions)
  • Book Fair swag
  • All of the benefits listed below under “All Friends Receive”

All Friends Receive:

Unlimited Access To Virtual Programs / Special events for our Friends / Dedicated Friends Liaison / Two-week Advance Notice Of Author Schedule And Friends-only Book Fair Preview / Regular Updates And Insider Information

2019 Impact:
Friends Support Helped Make the Following Possible

More than 600 Friends contribute each year at all levels, and your support helps fuel our community programs that promote reading, writing, and equal access to the arts in our community.

Friends Support Helped Make the Following Possible
  • 500+ author sessions and events held during the Fair in November
  • 11,465 free books in the hands of children
  • 570 authors from 47 countries at the Fair in November and year-round
  • 200,000+ children attended the Book Fair
  • 1,400 students from 31 schools transported to Miami Book Fair via buses, free of cost

Thank you to our 600+ Friends who help fuel our community programs.

Our Goal:

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Questions? Need More Information?

Please contact Annalisa Damley, Friends Liaison, in the Miami Book Fair membership office at 305.237.7837, 786.208.5402 (cell),  or email adamley@mdc.edu or contact Lisa Better at lisa.better@mdc.edu.

Should you have any issues purchasing your membership online, please contact SquadUP Customer Support at 305-407-1655 or email Support@SquadUP.com.

Thank You to Our Friends

BENEFACTORS:

Ellen & Sandy Nusbaum, Marsha Soffer

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:

Anonymous, Myrna & Sheldon Palley + Donna & Mark Kass, Lisa Sloat & Hank Klein

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Sim Aberson & Mike Jankulak, Sara Adler & Eliot Abbott, Julie Apple, Carolann W. Baldyga, Elizabeth Birdsall & Eric Young, Michael Blades & Katheryn Kilroy, The Buttrick Family, Kathryn & Philip Carroll, Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc., Sandra & Stephen Colyer, Marcia Dunn, Behna & Lanny Gardner, Catherine Grieve, Jinny Johnson, Yvonne Makenna, Ann Morrison, Lamar J. Noriega, Hyon & Tim O’Brien, Tim Regier, J.L. Richardson, Alita & Rick Rogers, J.J. Schmidt, Lillian Tamayo & Eileen Diamond, Penny & Richard Thurer, Guy & Candis Trusty

READER:

Amy Agnoli, Kathy Aldan, Judy & Stephen Alderman, Susan & Charles Allen, Bruce Alter, Jules Anderson, Bernardine Atkins, Georgette Ballance, JoAnne Bander, Phyllis Barolsky, Margarita C. Battle, C. M. Bennett, Lyndenise Berdecia, Emily Berlin, Diane S. Berman & Walter Dorfman, Margrit S. & Roger Bernstein, Karen Bertocci, Lisa Better, Susan Bieker, Barbara Bisno, Rachel & Wil Blechman, Hope Curson Blinski, Jill Bloom, Leonard H. Bloom, Janet Bolen, Maria P. Bona, Nina Boniske, Gil J. Bonwitt, BookCurious.com, Marilyn Borowsky, Marissa Boyescu, Terry O. Brackett, Rochelle Broder-Singer, Daniel P. Brown, Margie & Mark Buchbinder, Dr. Amy Buchman, Arthur Buckelew, Maria Budet, Nolen Bunker, John Burkowski, Lauren Butcher, Elaine Collett Buza, Mirtha Carballo, M. Ivelisse Castro, Susan Marie Chapman, Amy S. Chappell, Cynthia Christoph, Lucinda Clark, Jane Claud, Catherine C. Clause, Jeri B. Cohen, Simmy Cohen, Leslie Concepcion, Amy Paige Condon, Carole Cook, Clarice Cooper, Susan Cumins, Debra Dalin, Linda Datko, Mimi & Gaston Daumy, Sarah Davis, Zena Decky, Karen DeCou, Lisa & David Desmond, Danielle Lise Desrochers, Donna Dial, Sally Dieguez, Mim Duncan, Suzanne Dunn, Ally Easley, Susan Edgar-Lee, Patti Elias, Martin Engels, John Enger, Catherine Esposito Prescott, Donna Fales, Lynda Farber, Judith Farber, Susan & Alfred Feingold, Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, Roni Fertig , Paula Finkle, Paul Fletcher, Christine G. Florez, Sandra Foertsch, Mary Jo Francis, Sheila Freed, Richard & Judy Freedberg, Jennifer Frehling, Nancy Frehling, Dr. Yvette Fuentes, Julie Gagnon, Miriam Gallardo, Susan Galler, Tania Gilinski, Conrad Gleber, Katrina Gleber, Eileen Glynn, Etta D. Gold, Liz Goldberg, Cynthia Goldsmith, Janet & Donald Goldstein, Itziar Gonzalez, Connie Goodman-Milone, Dianne Gottlieb, Bob Goudy, Maureen Gragg, Valerie Gramling, Elizabeth Grass, Barbara Gray, Clifford Gray, Henry Green, Beverly Greenberg, Christine Gregory, LaNeil Gregory, Carla Grieve, Marcia Hackel, Julia Hammond, Susan Han, Ossie Hanauer, Diane Hanson, Catherine S. Hanus-Zank, Tim Harrington, Anne Harrington, Frank Harrington, Lelia Harrington, Jackie Hassine, Gisela Haynes, Russ Herman, Jim Herron, Brian Hersh, Paula Hesch, Mary Hladky, Allison D. Hockman, Jennifer Homan, Naomi Honig, Hannah & David Hostyk, Anna Huff, Joan Husband, Janice & Herbert Hymanson, Laurel Isicoff, Cathy & Tom Jaffee, Lisa Jensen, Diana B. Kahn, Barbara Karn, Sue Kilrain, Karen Kiselewski, Deborah Koch, Nancy Koeppel, Marsha Kreucher, Lizzz Kritzer, Candi Lacey, Debra Lair, John Lair, Harriet Lancaster, Tim Lawler, Maureen Lawless Mestepey, Carol Lebischak, Karen Leckey, Charles Leder, Diane Lederman, Suzanne Lee, David O. Leiwant, Cindy Lerner, Theodore Levitt, Janie Libanoff, M&M Lichtenheld, Renee & David Lieberman, Nancy Lipoff, Elaine Litvak, Judy Loft & Joe Reid, Bonnie Losak, Carol E. Ludwig, Steve Lynch, Anne Marie Macari, Nancy MacColl, Susan MacDonald, Bob & Steve MacLeod, Dr. Marcia Maloni, Lois Mamula, Lorelee Manheimer, Merri Mann, Karin Martinez, Catherine M. Mayer, Teresa McAllister, Sherra McLeod, Celia Rothberg Meadow, Corinne & Stewart Merkin, Melanie P. Merriman, Lynn Meyer, Robert Meyer, Timothy Meyerson, Rebecca Michel, Debby Miller, Christine Mohrmann, Adriana Molina, Robert Morison, Dale Moses, Pamela Nelson, Lynn Northland, Debbie Norton, Nedra Oren, Ileana Oroza, Kim Ovcarich, Dale Owen, Tanya Palmer, Dr. Paul E. Pataky, Valerie L. Patterson, Ph.D., Sue & Frank Pearl, Jill Peters, Kathleen Pham, Giselle Pole, Karen Pomerantz, Elena Postal, Kristin Potter-Oliveri, Lyle Prescott, Ira Price, Paige Provenzano, Judith Ratzan, Rosemary Ravinal, Kathleen Redmond, Rebecca Reeves, Diana Reeves, Lolo Reskin & Jason Hall, M. Joyce Rico, MD, Regina Rinaldi, Art Ritas, Brooke Roberts-Webb, Andrea Robertson, Meri-Jane Rochelson, Lissette Rodriguez, Helene Romine, Merle Rothenberg Saferstein, Gail Rubini, Anne Russell Russell, Aileen Sabanal, Deborah Sack, Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Adele Sandberg, Dr. Joel Sandberg, Margery Sanford, Beth Sapery & Rosita Sarnoff, Claire Savitt, Katherine Schenck, Debra & Dennis Scholl, Barbara Schuman, Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Linda Scott, Marie Seibel, John & Suzanne Sennetti, Carrie Shea, Kathleen Sheeran, Karen Sherman, Adela Shiner, Marty Shuham, Arline & Lawrence Silver, Harriet Silverglate, Louise Silverstein, Elaine Silverstein, Myra Silverstein, Julie & Gary Simon, Lorena Siqueira, Jane Smith, Leta Smith, Sharon Socol, Rev. Julio R. Solano, Mervyn Solomon, Crispy Soloperto, Mark & Cindy Soloway, Jean Soman, Marilyn Ayares Sopka, Sarah Sorkin, Irene Sperber, Courtney & Miriam Spitz, Elaine Spitzer, Janet Stearns, Linda Steckley, Alissa Pardo Stein, Rae Stein, Sandra Stein, Suzanne J. Stolar, Adele Stone, Judith Stopek, Marilyn Strauss, Karen & Art Strouse, Patty Stulp, KC Swick, Nicole Tallman, Susanna Tarjan, June Tarter, Frances Tatis, Carole Ann Taylor, Peter Tesche, Gail Tescher, Pam Thomas, Bettie H. Thompson, Gerry Tiziani, Penny Townsend, Lisa Treister, Susan Trevarthen, Mark A. Trowbridge, Lidia V. Tuttle, Mary Tweedy, Laura Varela, Liana Vasseur, Kiki Vazquez, James Veber, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Ruthanne Vogel, Dianne R. Walsh, Wendy Ward, Allita Wax, John Wells, Kathy & Steve Werthman, Linda Whitmyre, Sandra Williams, Marion Wolf, Bruce Wolf, Jessie Wolfson, Olympia Wood, John Wood, Rosalind Zacks, Michele L. Zakis, Angela Zentefis