Corporate Patron Membership

The James Beard Foundation’s Patron Program Membership provides our organization with a foundation of support for our transformative impact programming in the culinary industry—and it’s not just for individuals.

Corporate partners can also access the Patron Program as a compelling addition to their corporate philanthropy, employee benefits and recognition programs, and client cultivation and gifting strategy. Your Corporate Patron membership can also provide your company with a potentially sizable tax deduction.*

A Corporate Patron membership is $1,000 and allows our Corporate Patrons access to the same benefits as Sustainer-level members, which includes the exclusive opportunity to rent the Beard House for private events. Some options for our Corporate Patrons include:

  • A single membership held under the name of your corporation (with access to event-based benefits available to a designated attendee per event).
  • A package of memberships (minimum of 10/$10,000 threshold) available at a 10% discount, to be assigned to individual employees or clients per the Corporate Patron’s instructions. Each corporate member will receive all benefits of the Sustainer-level membership.
  • Corporate partners also have the option to purchase individual memberships at different levels dependent on specific needs, available at a 10% discount for memberships past $10,000 in value.

To discuss Corporate Patron memberships further and learn more about your membership options, please contact Persis Singh, Director of Development, at To view more information about the JBF Patron Program and membership levels, click here.

*Always consult with your tax preparer or accounting professional when ascertaining the tax deductibility of your membership. Our membership materials contain information on the estimated value of goods and services associated with each level of Patron membership.