Become a Friend of the Festival

Dear Friend,

After 25 years, Fall for the Book is anticipating the next quarter-century. We are so proud of our ever-growing community that believes in the transformative power of storytelling to inspire, educate, and unite. 

Now, on the brink of a new chapter, we invite you to be a crucial part of our ongoing story. Your support will enable us to empower the next generation of writers and readers. Together, let’s ensure the joy of reading remains a beacon of enlightenment. Join us in shaping the literary landscape, sustaining our efforts and fueling the growth of literary appreciation for generations. Here’s to another 25 years, fostering a world where the written word inspires connection and endless possibilities. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey.


Kara Oakleaf, Festival Director

Become a literary champion and fuel creative minds

Benefits for Friends of the Festival

Friend: Donate $1-$74 and receive:
Supporter: Donate $75-$149 and receive all of the above, plus:
Patron: Donate $150-$299 and receive all of the above, plus:
Advocate: Donate $300-$499 and receive all of the above, plus:
Champion: Donate $500-$999 and receive all of the above, plus:
Leader: Donate $1,000 or more and receive all of the above, plus:
Become a recurring donor of $40 a month or more and receive:

Fall for the Book is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations are Tax Deductible after Market Value. Market Value of Listed Benefits: Patron –  $80, Advocate – $105, Champion – $185, Leader – $201, Recurring – $130. 

Or send your check payable to “Fall for the Book” to the address below: 

Fall for the Book
George Mason University, MS 3E4
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information, contact us at 703-993-3986 or at

* For donations received by August 1, 2024

Thank you to our Friends of the Festival!


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David Johnson

Debra Lane

Anne Lauer

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Mary Schwartz

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Gregg Wilhelm


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Herschel Kanter

Ann Chen

Jo Ormesher

Patricia Paterno

Paurenia Patrick

Alison Prevost

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Ellen Weeren


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Inez Dinwoodie

Patricia Duque-Lewis

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Allison Garland

Mary Gauthier

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Sally Lorentson

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Stephanie Baxter

Dianne Blais

Megan DuBois

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Laura Elliott

Barbara Emerson

Maureen Hannan

Virginia Hartman

Virginia Hoy

Susan Job

Pamela Jones

Rebecca Kobayashi

Elaine Kolish

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Ellen Lamb

Julie Long

Kelly Loomis

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Patricia Pearson

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Rachel Small

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