Ways to Contribute

Poets House’s mission is to be a place for poetry for everyone - emerging and established poets, educators, school children, scholars, tourists and anyone interested in poetry. We depend upon our generous donors - at every level - to help us gift of an extraordinary place for poetry to others. Our donors help us to protect our collection; support our education programs; be a resource for reference questions; continue to welcome everyone into our space free of charge; and keep poetry as a written art form alive and well. Every contribution, large or small, makes a difference to the life of Poets House.

Ways to Contribute

  • Donate Online
  • Give to the Annual Fund
    By making unrestricted gifts to Poets House at any time of year, you can help us carry out our exciting programs, offer no-cost programs to children and families, maintain our library and support our overall operations. Contributions of more than $1,000 are acknowledged in our print materials. Contributions in all amounts are welcome and provide important, direct support to annual program costs.
  • Make a gift of stock or securities
    Since a gift of appreciated securities generally avoids capital gains taxes, this type of gift may have a lower after-tax cost to you than an equivalent gift of cash. Gifts of stock or securities can help you maximize your philanthropic giving while minimizing taxes on capital gains. For more information, e-mail Christina Lem
  • Include Poets House in Your Will
    By making a planned gift to Poets House—such as a bequest of real estate or assets—you can leave an enduring legacy while ensuring that we continue to serve future generations of writers. Donors who remember Poets House in charitable bequests are recognized as Sustaining Members. Learn more about making a meaningful charitable gift that could enhance your family's future financial well-being. For more information e-mail Christina Lem