Become a 2020 Benefit Sponsor

Benefit Sponsors (opportunities from $1,500) receive logo recognition and advertising at the Beyond Words event and in all related materials. They also receive invitations and tickets for the Benefactor reception, talk, and reserved seating at dinner. Advertising and in-kind opportunities at the Benefit are designed to connect local small businesses with our most loyal community members. Learn more about additional benefits and year-long Corporate Partner opportunities here.

2019 Beyond Words Benefit

Library supporters were treated to a conversation between author Zadie Smith and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Nassau Presbyterian Church. The evening continued back at the library, which was transformed for a silent auction and book signing, dinner, drinks and dessert, featuring corporate partner and caterer elements and Jammin’ Crêpes. Music from Around 8, a student a cappella group, and the Andrew Yan Jazz Ensemble rounded out the festive event. The annual Beyond Words benefit raises funds for the library’s collections and programs.

Beyond Words Benefit 2019

Benefit Committee 2019


Audrey & David Egger
Honorary Co-Chairs

Helen Heintz
Jimi Ayodele
Andrea Bradley
Sally Branon
Julie Cho
Karen Ehee
Dawn Frost
Melissa Grzymala
Michael Hall
Peter Ham
Veronika Häusle-Kalabacos
Beth Heaney
Rupert Hinton
Nicky Katz
Seva Kramer
Beth Leman
Erin Metro
Patricia Meyer
Dana Molina
Eric Monberg
Jane Nieman
Stephanie Oster
Tim Quinn
Dina Shaw
Yamile Slebi
Christa Smith
Melanie Stein
Richard Trenner
Pam Wakefield
Wendy Wilton
Karen Zemble

Beyond Words Sponsors

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Corporate Partners

For their leadership support, we would like to acknowledge our current corporate partners.

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