Become a Friend of the Festival

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Fall for the Book is back in person and ready for action. Over the last two years, we have redefined what it means to be a book festival and won the 2022 ArtsFairfax Arts Innovation Award to prove it!

Now we’re thrilled to be showcasing both the high quality virtual content you’ve been enjoying and all the exciting in-person events you’ve missed. Help us celebrate 24 years strong by becoming a Friend of the festival today and jump to the front of the line to reserve your VIP tickets. We’ve also updated our Friends’ Levels to include some great new benefits. Whether you give $5, $500, or $5,000, your support is crucial to helping us reach our mission and provide free and open programming to all members of the community.

Please help us reach our goal of hosting a writer for every reader. Thank you to our current Friends and Sponsors who make the festival possible, and welcome to each and every one of you entering in on this literary journey with us!

How can you help?

  • Click the donate button below to give a tax-deductible donation and receive perks for becoming a Friend of the Festival and get public or private recognition.
  • Browse our Book Lists on, snag yourself a great read from one of our festival all-stars, and Fall for the Book will receive 10% of your purchase.
  • Designate Fall for the Book as your charity of choice on, so when you shop, Fall for the Book earns.

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 15, 2022

Thank you to our 2021-2022 Friends of the Festival!


Robert & Lucy Beck

Sally Merten

Mary Peterson

Peter Stearns


Nancy Roodberg


Debra Lane

Phylis Salak


Jennifer Disano

David Johnson

Elizabeth Maggio

Jo Ormesher

Patricia Paterno

Paurenia Patrick

Alison Prevost

Ellen Weeren


Ramona Browne

Ken Budd

Inez Dinwoodie

Patricia Duque-Lewis

Claudia Dwass

P.A. Flanagan

Tamara Harvey

Debra Lattanzi Shutika

Anne Lauer

Paulette Miller


Mary Oveton Beall

Megan DuBois

Christine Fow

Ellis Glover

Patricia Pearson

Dianna Poodiack

Susan Stempl

Joanne Walton

Deborah White

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