Support the James Beard Foundation as a Member of our Patron Program

 

    

 


By joining as a Patron of the James Beard Foundation, you’ll become part of a community of supporters that believe in an equitable and sustainable future for the food and beverage industry—one where everyone has the opportunities and resources to thrive.

Your annual Patron Program contribution directly supports our work, including JBF’s Good Food for Good campaign, Women’s Leadership programs, Racial Equity initiatives, Advocacy, and Sustainability programs. And as a valued member of our philanthropic community, you will receive custom JBF merchandise; pre-sale access to exciting events at PLATFORM by JBF featuring leading chefs, beverage experts, and other industry professionals; complimentary access to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events; exclusive invitations to private patron events; and more.1  

Share your culinary passion and support the James Beard Foundation’s impact programming by giving someone special a Patron membership (or become a member yourself!).

Learn more and view our Patron Program benefits chart here
View a list of recent and upcoming Patron Program Events here.
Learn about Corporate Patron Membership opportunities here.
For more information and questions about your existing membership, contact patronprogram@jamesbeard.org.

1 The James Beard Foundation reserves the right to evolve benefits over time based on organizational changes and donor feedback.


PATRON PROGRAM
CONTRIBUTION LEVELS

Industry Friends* ($175 annually)

This level is exclusive to individuals working directly in the food and beverage industry, which may include, but is not limited to, chefs, restaurant owners, front and back of house food workers, culinary non-profit workers, bartenders, beverage directors, and more. With your donation of $175 annually, JBF Industry Friends receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin and tote bag, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 1 private Patron event at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Presale access to nationwide Taste America events
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events

*Exclusively for members of the Food and Beverage Industry

Estimated value of goods & services: $75

Young Patrons** ($175 annually)

This level is exclusive to food lovers ages forty and under. With your donation of $175 annually, JBF Young Patrons receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin and tote bag, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 1 private Patron event at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Priority ticket access to JBF Greens events nationwide, 24-hours prior to public sale
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Presale access to nationwide Taste America events
  • Early arrival to select Greens or Patron events, featuring an exclusive extra bite or beverage
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events

**Exclusively for food lovers forty and under

Estimated value of goods & services: $75

Friend ($250-$499 annually)

With your annual donation of between $250 and $499 a year, JBF Friends receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin and tote bag, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 1 private Patron event at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Presale access to nationwide Taste America events
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events

Estimated value of goods & services: $75

Supporter ($500-$999 annually)

With your annual donation of between $500 and $999 a year, JBF Supporters receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin, tote bag, and t-shirt, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 2 private Patron events at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Presale access to nationwide Taste America events
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events

Estimated value of goods & services: $225

Sustainer ($1,000-$2,499 annually)

With your annual donation of between $1,000 and $2,499 a year, JBF Sustainers receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin, tote bag, t-shirt, and water bottle, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 4 private Patron events at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Presale access to nationwide Taste America events
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events
  • Two complimentary invitations to 1 Patron reception as part of the James Beard Foundation Awards weekend in Chicago
  • 1 Young Patrons membership to gift to family, friends, or colleagues
  • Opportunity to rent the historic James Beard House and Platform by JBF at Pier 57 for private events, subject to availability (venue rental, staffing, food and beverage costs are incremental)

Estimated value of goods & services: $695

Benefactor ($2,500-$4,999 annually)

With your annual donation of between $2,500 and $4,999 a year, JBF Benefactors receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin, tote bag, t-shirt, water bottle, and culinary book curated by JBF, plus an annual renewal gift
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 4 private Patron events at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events
  • Two complimentary invitations to 2 Patron receptions as part of the James Beard Foundation Awards weekend in Chicago
  • 15% discount (up to 4 discounted tickets per event) on JBF’s nationwide Taste America dinner series, plus early access to tickets
  • 1 Young Patrons membership to gift to family, friends, or colleagues
  • Opportunity to rent the historic James Beard House and Platform by JBF at Pier 57 for private events, subject to availability (venue rental, staffing, food and beverage costs are incremental)

Estimated value of goods & services: $1,193

Champion ($5,000-$9,999 annually)

With your annual donation of between $5,000 and $9,999 a year, JBF Champions receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin, tote bag, t-shirt, water bottle, and culinary book curated by JBF, plus an annual renewal gift 
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 4 private Patron events at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events
  • Two complimentary General Admission tickets to the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago; two complimentary invitations to 2 Patron receptions as part of the James Beard Foundation Awards weekend in Chicago
  • 15% discount (up to 4 discounted tickets per event) on JBF’s nationwide Taste America dinner series, plus early access to tickets 
  • 1 Young Patrons membership to gift to family, friends, or colleagues
  • Opportunity to rent the historic James Beard House and Platform by JBF at Pier 57 for private events, subject to availability (venue rental, staffing, food and beverage costs are incremental)

Estimated value of goods & services: $2,043

Leader ($10,000 annually)

With your annual donation of $10,000 annually, JBF Leaders receive:

  • A curated selection of JBF merchandise, including a custom JBF Supporter pin, tote bag, t-shirt, water bottle, and culinary book curated by JBF, plus an annual renewal gift 
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 4 private Patron events at Platform by JBF annually (including tastings, salons, receptions, demos, and more exclusive opportunities for Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF's work), plus select national VIP receptions
  • Invitation to the annual JBF Patron Holiday Party at the James Beard House (complimentary tickets subject to availability)
  • Discounted tickets (10% off) and priority access to events at Platform by JBF at Pier 57 prior to public sale
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events
  • Four complimentary General Admission tickets to the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago; four complimentary invitations to 2 Patron receptions as part of the James Beard Foundation Awards weekend in Chicago
  • Four complimentary tickets to a national JBF Taste America dinner, plus 15% discount on additional tickets and early access to tickets
  • 1 Young Patrons membership to gift to family, friends, or colleagues
  • Opportunity to rent the historic James Beard House and Platform by JBF at Pier 57 for private events, subject to availability (venue rental, staffing, food and beverage costs are incremental)

Estimated value of goods & services: $3,820