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Loft Members Make the Difference

During these uncertain times, one thing is absolutely clear: Loft members make the difference by helping us brave this storm. Your essential support ensures our haven for readers and writers (whether virtual or in-person) goes on.

In this tumultuous time, our creativity pours out. Our voices have power. Our collective and individual stories must be told. Make a gift today to sustain this vital community for stories.

As a Loft member, your financial contribution is considered a tax-deductible donation. While a contribution of any size welcomes you to our member community and many benefits, gifts of $60 or more or sustaining memberships qualify you for additional perks like discounts on classes and events.

If you would like to make a gift in honor of someone or in memoriam, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the Loft’s membership team at or 612-215-2598.

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Loft's Leadership Circle

We’re grateful to receive contributions at all levels, and we’re honored to show special recognition for those who give at the highest levels as a part of the Loft’s Leadership Circle. Your generous investment helps guide us into a bright future.

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Member Benefits

To thank you for your support, the Loft offers a number of benefits. As a Loft benefits-eligible member (contributing at least $1 in a calendar year), you receive:

Class & Conference Discounts

A 10% tuition discount on Loft classes and conferences.
(Eligible to members who have contributed at least $60 in the past year or all sustaining members.)

Event Discounts

Free or reduced admission to all Loft events at Open Book.
(Eligible to members who have contributed at least $60 in the past year or all sustaining members.)

Priority Access

Priority access to exclusive literary and community events such as Wordsmith, the Year-Long Writing Projects, and Wordplay.

Rental Privileges

Rental privileges to Loft Writers’ Studios and the Book Club Room.

Community Partner Discounts
  • Magers & Quinn Booksellers ( 10% discount on purchases.
  • Milkweed Editions ( 20% discount on in-store purchases (not online). Note: Milkweed's store is currently closed due to the pandemic.
Leave a Legacy
Planned Giving at the Loft

Make a gift with a lasting impact on future generations of readers and writers. A gift through your will, estate, or other planned designation marks your legacy as a visionary Loft leader.

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