Who are the Pratt Contemporaries?

The Pratt Contemporaries is a diverse group of young cosmopolitans who raise awareness of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and provide financial support for its programs. Through unique events and outreach efforts, the group provides a venue for emerging creative thinkers who want to establish a lifeline between their library, their city, and their communities.

Why join? 

Pratt Contemporaries membership dues, donations, and special events, including the Black & White Party allow the Pratt Contemporaries to make year-end grants that fund child and teen literacy programs and improvements to branch children's departments at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  Since its inception, the Contemporaries have raised over $1 million!

Pratt Contemporaries members enjoy an exciting array of benefits. Here are just a few:
  • Receive free or reduced-rate admission to Pratt Contemporaries year-round events
  • Gain access to the exclusive Black & White Party member pre-sale and get first dibs and reduced pricing on tickets to this sell-out event.
  • Enjoy complimentary ticket(s) to our signature fundraiser, the Black & White Party (at upper levels of membership)
  • Meet prominent writers, artists and intellectuals at library events
  • Support child and teen literacy programs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library!

Click here to view membership benefits and levels.

Monthly membership payments can be structured for Mission Maker ($500 annually / $42 monthly) or Leader level ($1,000 annually / $84 monthly) members. Contact the Contemporaries at contemps@prattlibrary.org if you would like to fund your membership in this way.


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