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

 

    

 

For decades, the historic James Beard House has been an important cultural destination. Since the closure of the James Beard House for guest chef dinners due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation had the opportunity to re-envision how the beloved space could be best used to serve the organization’s mission – what emerged was the James Beard House Fellows program. When it is safe to do so, we hope to invite guests to experience meals in person at the James Beard House.

Given this exciting shift, we are thrilled to evolve our Membership Program into the James Beard Foundation 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 Open 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; access to exciting virtual and in-person events 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  

Learn more and view our Patron Program benefits chart 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)

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago

*Exclusively for members of the Food and Beverage Industry

Non-tax-deductible amount: $50

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago

Non-tax-deductible amount: $50

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 1 private Patron event (virtual or in-person) each year, including intimate tastings, salons, receptions, cooking and cocktail demos, and more, designed to provide exclusive opportunities for JBF Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF’s work

Non-tax-deductible amount: $210

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 2 private Patron events (virtual or in-person) each year, including intimate tastings, salons, receptions, cooking and cocktail demos, and more, designed to provide exclusive opportunities for JBF Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF’s work
  • Two complimentary invitations to 1 Patron reception as part of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards weekend in Chicago
  • 2 Greens Individual memberships to gift to family, friends, or colleagues

Non-tax-deductible amount: $675

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 4 private Patron events (virtual or in-person) each year, including intimate tastings, salons, receptions, cooking and cocktail demos, and more, designed to provide exclusive opportunities for JBF Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF’s work
  • Two complimentary invitations to 2 Patron receptions as part of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards weekend in Chicago
  • 15% discount (up to 4 discounted tickets per event) on JBF’s nationwide Taste America dinner series
  • 2 Greens Individual memberships to gift to family, friends, or colleagues

Non-tax-deductible amount: $1,150

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 8 private Patron events (virtual or in-person) each year, including intimate tastings, salons, receptions, cooking and cocktail demos, and more, designed to provide exclusive opportunities for JBF Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF’s work
  • Two complimentary General Admission tickets to the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala 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
  • 2 Greens Individual memberships to gift to family, friends, or colleagues

Non-tax-deductible amount: $2,600

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
  • Access to our monthly Patron newsletter, which features special content and offers, as well as a curated round-up of exciting JBF events, such as cooking and cocktail demos, lively discussions, and other dynamic content from leading chefs, beverage experts, industry professionals, and more
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events, beginning in June 2022 at the James Beard Awards in Chicago
  • Complimentary invitations for 2 guests to 8 private Patron events (virtual or in-person) each year, including intimate tastings, salons, receptions, cooking and cocktail demos, and more, designed to provide exclusive opportunities for JBF Patrons to connect and deepen their engagement with JBF’s work
  • Four complimentary General Admission tickets to the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala 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 pop-up dinner
  • One complimentary Beard Box Meal Kit (featuring dinner for 2) curated by a James Beard House Fellow
  • 4 Greens Individual memberships to gift to family, friends, or colleagues
  • Opportunity to rent the James Beard House for a private reception with food and beverage service for up to 70 people

Non-tax-deductible amount: $4,500