Lewis Carroll’s Birthday!
‘They gave it me,’ Humpty Dumpty continued thoughtfully, as he crossed one knee over the other and clasped his hands round it, ‘they gave it me—for an un-birthday present.’
‘I beg your pardon?’ Alice said with a puzzled air.
‘I’m not offended,’ said Humpty Dumpty.
‘I mean, what is an un-birthday present?’
‘A present given when it isn’t your birthday, of course.’
Alice considered a little. ‘I like birthday presents best,’ she said at last.
~Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll
A great way to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s birthday on January 27th, is by supporting the Lewis Carroll Society of North America as we promote public awareness of Carroll’s contributions to society and culture around the world, provide public programming, and support scholarly publications and presentations.
Or celebrate his un-birthday any time!
Yes, I want to be a friend and provide needed support. Please designate my fully tax-deductible contribution as follows.
To pay online:
To pay by check:
Please make your check payable to “LCSNA” and mail it to the Secretary:
Sandra Lee Parker
PO Box 197
Annandale, VA 22003
For Estate and non-cash donations, please contact the LCSNA Secretary.
Thank you to our 2019 Friends of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.
We depend on your generosity for programs and publications.
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.
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.