Illustration by Margaret Tarrant
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Illustration by Margaret Tarrant, 1916

When you donate online by choosing the “Unrestricted” designation option, you are supporting projects, including: the Knight Letter, the Society’s high-quality journal; our popular virtual monthly events; semi-annual meetings that are free and open to the public, and publications or members discounts. “Unrestricted” funds also support our videoconferencing/livestreaming webcasting technology that allows us to host our conferences and meetings online and in-person. Other restricted donation options are listed below. With your help, the LCSNA will be able to promote Lewis Carroll and Alice to the world.

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Please make your check payable to “LCSNA” and mail it to the Secretary: Lewis Carroll Society of North America 2578 Broadway, #556 New York, NY 10025-8844 For Estate and non-cash donations, please contact the LCSNA Secretary.

About the Funds

Maxine and David Schaefer Memorial Children’s Fund

In honor of two of the founding members of the LCSNA, Maxine and David Schaefer, money contributed to the fund is used for a literary outreach program for children. Twice yearly, in conjunction with an LCSNA meeting, members present a reading from either Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland or Through the Looking-Glass books at a local elementary school, and then facilitate a lively question & answer session with the students. Learn more…

Stan Marx Memorial Fund

The Stan Marx Memorial Fund was established in the name of the founder and initial driving force of the LCSNA. The money is used to sponsor continuing study of Lewis Carroll, supporting travel, research, scholarly presentations and publications.

USC Wonderland Award

The University of Southern California (USC) Wonderland Award is part of an annual multidisciplinary competition, open to students from all California universities, who transform the life and writing of Lewis Carroll into new creative and scholarly works. Since 2005, approximately 500 students from 20 universities have submitted short stories, film and screenplays, animation pieces, games, novellas, essays, book art, performance installations, art and art installations, and “curiosities.” Four volumes of student work have been published by the USC Doheny Library. The LCSNA funds the 1st prize winner with a cash award.

General Operations Fund

This fund helps us pay for operational expenses like meeting rooms, speaker honoraria, publications, and the other day-to-day business expenses we incur in the course of keeping the LCSNA running smoothly. This fund is easily overlooked, but we can’t do without it!

Make a Planned Gift

Every donation, large and small, secures the future of the Society and its work. Consider making a Bequest:  Pledge a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate. Donate using your Life Insurance by making the LCSNA your beneficiary.

Are donations to the LCSNA tax-deductible?

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (EIN# 13-2904564) under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

Donors may deduct contributions to our organization as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the organization or for its use are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Code. You are encouraged to consult your own professional advisor on tax matters.

How do I obtain a Tax Receipt for a donation? The LSCNA treasurer will send out tax receipts by the end of each calendar year. If you haven’t received a receipt and are due one, contact the Treasurer.