Director's Circle

Join GrubStreet’s Director’s Circle

The members of the Director’s Circle are GrubStreet’s most loyal supporters and leaders, a group of individuals who care about the written word and want to make GrubStreet an even more accessible and dazzling literary center. See our list of current donors.

Your gift of $1,000 to $9,999 supports increased scholarships for adults and teens, free classes in low-income communities, and vital conversations about creating a more equitable and vibrant society. Whether you make one gift or multiple smaller gifts over the year, when you reach this level you will join the group of Grub’s most steadfast and generous donors.

In recognition of their generosity and leadership, Director’s Circle members enjoy exclusive special events, opportunities to help shape our literary community, and access to all that GrubStreet has to offer.

We invite you to join the Director's Circle today to help us reduce barriers for this generation of writers and readers, and the next.

Your generous gift will help us reach our goals to:

  • Increase scholarships for talented, aspiring writers from 170 in 2016 (including 44 teens) to 250 in 2017
  • Expand free classes in Boston’s neighborhoods
  • Renew a pilot program of writing classes for homeless women that has proved life-changing
  • Open teen writing camps to more young people, with 50% more subsidized slots
  • Continue our rigorous, supportive teaching that has resulted in an unparalleled record of student publication
  • Enhance Boston’s literary landscape through our one-of-a-kind Muse and the Marketplace Conference, bringing to town authors like Walter Mosley and Ann Patchett -- and ensuring a powerful platform for local writers
  • Continue spearheading a movement among literary centers to increase racial, ethnic, and economic diversity in the field

Tuition and fees cover 70% of the cost to run our programs, but it’s the generosity of people like you that makes up the crucial difference.

Thank you for your support and your leadership.

Director’s Circle Benefactor ($1,000 - $2,499)

  • Writing classes – Discounted
  • Updates from the Executive Director
  • Muse and the Marketplace -- Two front-row tickets to keynote event
  • Recognition in print and online

Director's Circle Luminary ($2,500 - $4,999)

  • Writing classes – Discounted
  • Updates from the Executive Director
  • Muse and the Marketplace Conference -- Two front-row tickets to keynote event
  • Writing Seminar -- Private, customizable for up to twelve guests
  • “Author Toasts” -- Invitations for two
  • Recognition in print and online

Director's Circle Patron ($5,000 - $9,999)

  • Writing classes – Discounted
  • Updates from the Executive Director
  • Muse and the Marketplace Conference-- Two weekend passes, front-row tickets to keynote, and invitations to VIP party
  • Writing Seminar -- Private, customizable for up to twelve guests
  • “Author Toasts” -- Invitations for two
  • Recognition in print and online

The Laureate Circle

For gifts of $10,000 and above, please contact GrubStreet's Executive Director, Eve Bridburg, at 617.695.0075 or eve@grubstreet.org.

Choose your Director's Circle level: