Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library! Whether in-kind or monetary, there are many ways you and your organization can support help promote free expression, common decency, and share the humanities with all. We look forward to your partnership!
We aim to create our sponsorship benefits based on what is most valuable to your organization. If a benefit you desire is not listed below, we would love to work with you to better curate your benefits!
- Organization listed as ‘event partner’ with logo in event publications, social media, and website
- Organization listed as sponsor in museum publications, social media posts, and website pages related to event, initiative, etc that is being sponsored
- Opportunity for organization-wide membership card granting free admission to all employees bearing card for a year (monetary sponsorships)
- Opportunity to promote organization by selling or giving away merchandise at partnered events and programs
For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Programs and Donor Relations Manager, Marissa Renaldi.
Night of Vonnegut
This is our annual celebration of all things Vonnegut. We have partnered with Wabash College to welcome author, Salman Rushdie, as our keynote speaker. We invite you to partner with us to bring this special evening to life! If you are interested in a unique way to connect with other community leaders and organizations, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Click here for more information.
This is the world’s only Vonnegut-centric event in the world! If you are interested in helping us champion the power of the arts and humanities through this much-anticipated festival, is a perfect opportunity for you! Click here for more information.
Slaughterhouse-Five Book Drive
By the end of 2019, every Hoosier sophomore will receive a copy of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five – but we need your help. If you have a special interest in educational outreach and investing in future readers, this opportunity is for you! Contact Marissa Renaldi for more information.
So It Grows
A New Home for KVML
We’re searching for our new, permanent location in Indianapolis and we need your help! Our new home will provide increased museum and gallery space, a larger gift shop and reception area, new exhibitions, expanded programming and more! Click here for more information.
Banned Books Week
If you are interested in advocating for the freedom to read, this partnership opportunity is for you! The week is dedicated to starting conversations on themes of censorship, book challenging, the press, religion, sexuality, and more. Click here for more information.
Teaching Vonnegut is a free workshop that helps teachers learn how to introduce Vonnegut into the classroom.In 2018 alone, approximately 2,5000 students were impacted by this workshop. It is through the generosity of partners like you that we are able to provide this training for free. Click here for more information.
VonnegutFest – ‘So It Goes’ Release Party
“Everyone seemed to have a good time, and the overflow crowd added to the excitement of the event. I was very impressed with the quality of the presenters—an opinion that has not been diminished by reading the journal from cover to cover. Well done!” –Greg Troxell
“I enjoyed the variety of presentations and the clear expertise and knowledge of the presenters. I got lots of great ideas, not only things I was expecting (like text/practice ideas) but also things I didn’t expect at all (like wanting to create a literary garden even though I am not a gardener).” –Teaching Vonnegut Attendee (survey)
A Dedicated Nonprofit
“Outside of its role as a museum, the KVML is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting literacy and battling censorship. Fans who are particularly dedicated will find this something of an emotional experience, and you could easily spend an hour and a half giving the place a thorough look.” -Andy Polhamus (Facebook)
“The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library gets a lot of monetary support from memberships, so consider checking out those options and giving back if you’re a Vonnegut aficionado. Otherwise, just a cool place to stop in! I’m inspired to learn more about Vonnegut’s life now.” –Katie U. (Yelp)
“Slaughterhouse Five and Man Without a Country were the two texts I have used; however, this workshop has opened my eyes to the brilliance of the other works.” –Teaching Vonnegut Attendee (survey)
Heavily Involved in Banned Books Week
“I am a member of the library because I love KV’s work but also because the library is heavily involved in Banned Books Week every year. I would say that they are the leader in the area when it comes to this, always very cool stuff, provocative stuff and it seems that a lot of people who work and volunteer there wear their geek heart on their sleeve. I feel KV is the closest thing Indiana got to a Mark Twain, witty and insightful.” –Thomas Childress (Facebook)
Night of Vonnegut
“We are anxious to have the opportunity for our students and professors to learn from an author with such an impressive body of work, who continues to be a prolific writer by drawing on history, culture, religion, politics, and contemporary ideas. And he has lived a courageous life that demonstrates that the pen is mightier than the sword.” –Gregory Hess, President of Wabash College
Unique Cultural and Educational Resource
“The library/museum is housed in a downtown building called the Emelie, built in 1902 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The staff are not only curators of Vonnegut’s work, but advocates of his ideals. In addition to their collection of his drawings, books, papers and letters (some of which are original publisher rejection letters), there is a recreation of the writer’s personal work space, a reading room, and a small art gallery. They see themselves as a unique cultural and educational resource, reaching into the hearts of readers, Hoosiers and beyond. Maybe that’s the best description of Vonnegut himself.” –Atlas Obscura
Banned Books Week
“Having buy-in from the city at that level really solidified the importance of both Banned Books Week and the Vonnegut Library.” –Anonymous (survey)