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:

Sandy and Ellen Nusbaum  

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE:

Myrna & Sheldon Palley + Donna & Mark Kass, Bill Racolin

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Sara Adler & Eliot Abbott, Julie Apple, Carolann W. Baldyga, Kathryn & Philip Carroll, Sandra & Stephen  Colyer, Marcia Dunn, Sim Aberson & Mike Jankulak, Jinny Johnson, Michael Blades & Katheryn Kilroy, Yvonne Makenna, Lamar J. Noriega, Hyon & Tim O’Brien, Tim Regier, Alita & Rick Rogers, J.J. Schmidt, Penny & Richard Thurer, Guy & Candis Trusty, Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc.

READER:

Amy Agnoli, Kathy Aldan, Judy & Stephen Alderman, Susan & Charles Allen, Bruce Alter, Bernardine Atkins, JoAnne Bander, Phyllis Barolsky, Margarita C. Battle, C. M. Bennett, Lyndenise Berdecia, Margrit S. & Roger Bernstein, Karen Bertocci, Lisa Better, Susan Bieker, Barbara Bisno, Rachel & Wil Blechman, Hope Curson Blinski, Maria P. Bona,Marilyn Borowsky, Daniel P. Brown, Margie & Mark Buchbinder, Arthur Buckelew, Nolen Bunker, John Burkowski, Lauren Butcher, Elaine Collett Buza, Mirtha Carballo, Susan Marie Chapman, Lucinda Clark,Jane Claud, Catherine C. Clause, Jeri B. Cohen, Simmy Cohen, Amy Paige Condon, Carole Cook, Debra Dalin, Linda Datko, Mimi & Gaston Daumy, Sarah Davis, Zena Decky, Karen DeCou, Danielle Lise Desrochers, Donna Dial, Sally Dieguez, Diane S. Berman & Walter Dorfman, Suzanne Dunn, Ally Easley, Patti Elias, John Enger, Donna Fales, Judith Farber, Susan & Alfred Feingold, Roni Fertig, Paula Finkle, Sandra Foertsch, Mary Jo Francis, Nancy Frehling, Dr. Yvette Fuentes, Susan Galler, Tania Gilinski, Conrad Gleber, Katrina Gleber, Eileen Glynn, Etta D. Gold, Janet & Donald Goldstein, Itziar Gonzalez, Dianne Gottlieb, Valerie Gramling, Elizabeth Grass, Barbara Gray, Clifford Gray, Henry Green, Marcia Hackel, Susan Han, Ossie Hanauer, Diane Hanson, Anne Harrington, Frank Harrington, Lelia Harrington, Jackie Hassine, Gisela Haynes, Russ Herman, Allison D. Hockman, Jennifer Homan, Hannah & David Hostyk, Anna Huff, Joan Husband, Janice & Herbert Hymanson, Laurel Isicoff, Lolo Reskin & Jason Hall, Lisa Jensen, Judy Loft & Joe Reid, Barbara Karn, Karen Kiselewski, Deborah Koch, Nancy Koeppel, Marsha Kreucher, Lizzz Kritzer, Candi Lacey, Debra Lair, John Lair, Karen Leckey, Charles Leder, Diane Lederman, David O. Leiwant,Theodore Levitt, Janie Libanoff, Nancy Lipoff, Elaine Litvak, Nancy MacColl, Bob & Steve MacLeod, Lois Mamula, Merri Mann, Catherine M. Mayer, Celia Rothberg Meadow, Corinne & Stewart Merkin, Lynn Meyer, Robert Meyer, Timothy Meyerson, Rebecca Michel, Christine Mohrmann, Robert Morison, Dale Moses, Pamela Nelson, Nedra Oren, Ileana Oroza, Dale Owen, Tanya Palmer, Dr. Paul E. Pataky, Sue & Frank Pearl, Jill Peters, Karen Pomerantz, Elena Postal, Kristin Potter-Oliveri, Lyle Prescott, Paige Provenzano, Diana Reeves, Regina Rinaldi, Art Ritas, Brooke Roberts-Webb, Andrea Robertson, Meri-Jane Rochelson, Lissette Rodriguez, Gail Rubini, Anne Russell Russell, Merle Rothenberg Saferstein, Debra & Dennis Scholl, Barbara Schuman, Bonnie Schwartzbaum, Linda Scott, Marie Seibel, John & Suzanne Sennetti, Marty Shuham, Arline & Lawrence Silver, Harriet Silverglate, Elaine Silverstein, Myra Silverstein, Lorena Siqueira, Leta Smith, Sharon Socol, Marilyn Ayares Sopka, Janet Stearns, Alissa Pardo Stein, Rae Stein, Sandra Stein, Suzanne J. Stolar, Judith Stopek, Marilyn Strauss, Karen & Art Strouse, Susanna Tarjan, Frances Tatis, Gail Tescher, Gerry Tiziani, Lisa Treister, Lidia V. Tuttle, Mary Tweedy, Liana Vasseur, James Veber, Ana Veciana-Suarez, Ruthanne Vogel, Dianne R. Walsh, Wendy Ward, Allita Wax, John Wells, Kathy & Steve Werthman, Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, Rosalind Zacks