Festival Friends Pass Donors 2020

Festival Friends are donors who give $100 or more annually, whom we thank with a Festival Friends Pass. These supporters help us keep the Festival free for all, put books on library shelves across Texas, and fund literacy programming for students across the state of Texas.

Festival Friends help TBF champion authors and a vibrant Texas culture of books, reading, and writing. At the Texas Book Festival, we strive every day to share the life-changing joy of reading, accessible to all Texans. Individual donations go a long way to making this a reality. Take a look at our 2019 Annual Report to see the impact your donation makes.

2020 Festival Friends Passes will be valid through the 2020 Virtual Texas Book Festival, October 31 – November 15, 2020.

Festival Friends Pass benefits for 2020:

    • Two access passes to all Virtual Festival headlining author ticketed sessions:
      • Matthew McConaughey in Conversation with Ethan Hawke, Saturday, November 7, 4pm CST
      • Jodi Picoult in Conversation with Amanda Eyre Ward, Wednesday, November 11, 6pm CST
        • Books not included
        • Passes will be sent out via email closer to the Festival
    • Acknowledgment on dedicated Festival Friends Pass donor wall on TBF website
    • Texas Monthly one-year home delivery and subscriber-only digital access

Donors of $150 or more will receive a commemorative 25th Anniversary enamel pin, and donors of $200 or more will receive the enamel pin and a special edition TBF tote bag. Your gift will be mailed separately from your acknowledgement letter, in late September or early October.

Thank you for your support!

Become a Festival Friend today!


2020 Festival Friends

Gemma Marangoni Ainslie

Patricia S. Armstrong

John Aufderheide

Diana Ball

Karen Bates

Bridget Bell

Elaine Bonifacic

Lindsey Boyd

Susan Brandt

Dawn Brindle

Kim Britt

Carol Brown

Christina Bulman

Kelcee Calloura

Karen Carpenter

Catherine Clark

Christine K. Collins

Nancy Cripe

Debra Crosby

Kay Cuclis

Heather Cuevas

Molly Cumming

Judith Daiger

Kathleen Daniels

Linda Decker

Liz Diebold

Neile Edens

Julie Endres

Constance Esau

Beth Falcone

Patti Finn

Kelly Fulghum

Susan Gaddis

Sara Gaetjens

Beth Garza

Gary Giroux

Carolyn Grimes

Denise Grimes Lay

Randall Grimes

Harvey Guion

Suchitra Gururaj

William Handmaker

Don and Mary Kay Hanson

David Harlow

Rose Hayden

Elizabeth Hilton

John Hutchinson

Connie Johns

A Murray Johnson

Karen Kahan

Christine Kauh

Elizabeth Kenyon

Melinda Kerber

Christopher Knepp

Melissa Lambert

Andrea Lapsley

Christine Lee

Jeanine Lehman

Sarah Lucas

Leah Mathison

Suzanne McFayden

Charles Dee Mitchell

Nicholaus Mize

Andrea Monagle

Pat Mora

Eileen Nashleanas

Loretta Neff

Tom Nelson

Heidi Ochoa

Adrian Ogletree

Brooke Ostrom

William Pate

Robert Patton

Melinda Peterson-Lynch

Shari Pflueger

Judy Pollock

Linda Poyser

Jennifer Purcell

MariBen Ramsey

Joanne Richards

Chris Richie

Cindy Riddick

Kari Riedel

Julie Ritz

Karen Roe

Elizabeth A. Schultz

Mary Ellen Scribner

Robyn Shapiro

Jordan Silverman

Mark Smith

Wendy Smith

Karen Smithson

Stanford Stewart

Angela Thronberg

Terry Tottenham

Ben Turner

Andrea Turnipseed

Melinda Twomey

Laura Weiser

Megan Weitz

Alexandra Wettlaufer

Suzie Page Whitworth

Seth Winick

Carol Winkelmann

Kimberly Wolf

Lin Wolff

Alice Woods