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Illustration by Margaret Tarrant
Illustration by Margaret Tarrant

Alice Day and LCSNA Giving Day, July 2-5, 2021

Thank you to all of our donors for your generosity this year!

Twenty-seven people finished the 42-hour fundraising race and raised $3,092 to support LCSNA publications, meetings, scholars, special programs, and other Society work. Although we did not meet the goal of 84 donors for this event, the number of individual contributions to the LCSNA this year exceeds any other time in Society history. More than half of the members have made a donation, many more than once. Amazing.

Congratulations to our prize winners who donated $200 or more.

Through the Looking-Glass, 2021, illustrated by Chris Riddell: Edward Guiliano
Limited edition print by Iain McCaig: Linda Cassady, Edward Guiliano, Mary Kline-Misol, Alan Tannenbaum, Debra Vivari.

Giving Day Donors 2021

Lewis Carroll Society of North America Donors, 2021

When you donate by choosing the “Unrestricted” option, you are helping to fund various projects, including: Knight Letter, the Society’s high-quality journal; other publications such as The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll Volume 6 (2020); and the videoconferencing technology that allows us to host our semi-annual meetings online, as well as our popular virtual monthly events.

There are additional options for directing your donation: the Stan Marx Fund (supports research on Carroll); the Maxine and David Schaefer Memorial Children’s Fund (supports a community reading program for elementary school students); and the University of Southern California’s Wonderland Award (provides an opportunity and support for university students to produce new creative and scholarly works related to Lewis Carroll).

With your help, the LCSNA will be able to promote Lewis Carroll and Alice to the world.

Thank you for your donation which funds these important initiatives.

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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.

Donation FAQ

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.