Give a Gift to the NLAPW

The National League of American Pen Women, Inc., is a designated 501 (c)(3) organization organized and operated for charitable, educational and literary purposes in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. All donations to NLAPW are tax deductible.

There are many ways you can show your support for The National League of American Pen Women and our efforts to encourage and educate women of all ages in the creative arts.

1. Make an instant donation

You can help the NLAPW support the arts: in a small way, whether it’s a small $5 donation or a larger one-time $100 gift.

2. Become a regular contributor

Sustain the life of the League through our planned giving program. Download and print out a planned giving donation form here. If you prefer to donate through the mail, please see our Contact Us page.

3. Support the NLAPW GoFundMe Project:

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4. Give a donation for a particular
interest or project

donation for piano restoration

Special gift by Jim McGrath in DC

We are grateful to our patrons, such as League benefactor Jim McGrath, Chairman of the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition (TENAC). Thanks to Jim’s generous donation, we were able to restore the historic 1905 Steinway grand piano in the Pen Arts parlor. Jim’s $2,000 donation paid for a complete action and tone regulation that brought the worthy piano back to professional performance standards.

Repairman at work, restoring the Steinway.

Repairman at work, restoring the Steinway.

Your donation to the NLAPW – either designated for a specific purpose or the Commemorative Endowment Fund (CEF), or given for the general operating fund – will help the NLAPW continue to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters, and Music, in accordance with our stated mission.

A gift of a parlor sofa to replace the unsafe one.

A nice parlor sofa, gifted to replace the old, unsafe model.


5. Give as a Member through your Branch
or In Memoriam

Recent Donors

  • Hawaii Branch of the NLAPW
  • Atlanta Branch in memory of Emily Vale and
  • Kathleen Neal
  • Modesta Branch
  • Major and Mrs William Daggett, sons Will and Brett
  • Col. (Retired) and Mrs Robert Emmons

6. Support arts education in schools
or sponsor a scholarship

Handbook for theHandbook for Poetry In Schools Program

Many of our programs are in need of additional funding, for example, book donations to school districts, art exhibits for under-served populations, expanding our publications to include audio and video works, and efforts to reach increased audiences with enrichment and professional training programs. Even though we have cut our operating and management expenses, in these economic hard times, our expenses are in danger of overtaking our revenues.

Please donate now. 

If your donation is specific,
please note what effort you wish to support:
scholarships, NLAPW arts programs in the schools,
restoration of the historic Pen Arts Building, or any other cause.

We operate with an all-volunteer National Executive Board, and hire minimal staff for clerical and editorial purposes.

Our National Headquarters, the Pen Arts building, is supported by the Commemorative Endowment Fund (CEF), according to our bylaws. Travelers can rent rooms at Pen Arts.

Our annual budget expenses include Program and Membership Services, League activity, building expenses, scholarships and awards, and management and general expenses.

Our membership dues are low relative to comparable professional organizations. Membership dues help to cover membership services and benefits, such as the publication of The Pen Woman magazine, technical upgrades to our website, and operating costs associated with membership records and services, as well as programmatic activities that benefit the public, all of which come out of our general (unrestricted) fund.

Thank you for supporting women in the arts
through the National League of American Pen Women!