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We would love to welcome you to our family of donors.

We appreciate charitable contributions of any size now and throughout the year.

Our online giving portal is always open; please click the orange button below to give now.

Please see below for information about our SVWC 2024 Donor Benefit Program and the Donor Priority Pre-Sale.

2024 Donor Benefit Program

Be part of a rich tradition.

If you join our Donor Benefit Program, you can look forward to benefits like complimentary passes, private events with writers, and access to our Donor Priority Pre-Sale (depending on your donor level). Our donor levels provide seven different tiers for contributions to accommodate your needs. Your generosity enables us to bring together many of the most prestigious thought leaders, authors, and artists of our time. It’s a gift that supports the arts and benefits writers, readers, teachers, students, and the Sun Valley community year-round.

Please view our SVWC 2024 Digital Donor Brochure below . . . 


Donor Levels & Benefits 

Below are the donor levels and associated benefits for 2024. If we can help answer any questions, please reach out to us.


VISIONARIES  – $50,000 and above

  • Let us work with you to create a unique, personal experience for you and your guests. Visionaries also receive all the benefits below.

BENEFACTORS  – $20,000 and above

  • Complimentary passes, private dinners, and events with writers, plus the benefits listed below.

PATRONS – $15,000 and above

  • Four complimentary Conference passes
  • Opportunity to purchase two additional passes at $1,100 each before January 31, 2024
  • A private welcome gathering featuring an exclusive conversation with two of our presenters
  • A special gift of thanks
  • Plus benefits listed below

MAJOR DONORS – $8,000 and above

  • Two complimentary Conference passes
  • Opportunity to purchase two additional passes at $1,100 each before January 31, 2024
  • Cocktails, conversation, and dinner with SVWC donors and writers at the iconic Trail Creek Cabin grounds
  • Invitations to intimate donor gatherings throughout the year

SPECIAL DONORS – $4,000 and above

  • Early guaranteed access: Opportunity to purchase two Conference passes at $1,100 each before the public sale
  • Please note: Special Donor-level passes only available during the Donor Priority Pre-sale through January 31, 2024


  • First choice of breakout sessions.
  • Monthly donor emails with Conference news, author updates, curated reading lists, and more


  • Passes may be purchased for $1,100 each in the general sale in February


Big thanks to our 2023 Family of Donors. Your support is greatly appreciated!

PLEASE NOTE: Donations received after October 15, 2023 are recognized in 2024.



The Power of Your Gift

When you contribute to the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, your gift takes this unique experience into the world. You help a student discover the joy of storytelling. You inspire teachers with new ideas. You bring MFA Fellows together with published authors to share craft and creativity. Thousands enjoy our free audio talks, our livestreamed Pavilion events, and our monthly podcasts. Your gift is an investment in preserving literature and the free expression of ideas, and we, along with the entire Wood River Valley, are grateful.



  • Full passes for local librarians; free access to Pavilion talks for Idaho students and teachers
  • Community Speaker Series: Free author talks in partnership with The Community Library
  • Fellows Program: Full passes for MFA students from Boise State University, Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and other graduate writing programs
  • Community Scholars Program: Full passes for selected local students and teachers
  • Annual Student/Author Luncheon for local high school students
  • Free Pavilion Lawn Talks for the community
  • Free digital content including Conference talks and our Beyond the Page podcast




How to Become a Donor

To become a donor today, you can:

  1. Contact our donor team at [email protected] or 208-727-7024.
  2. Visit our Online Giving Portal.
  3. Download, print, and mail our Donation Form




Questions or Need Assistance?

We are here to answer any questions. Please reach out to us at any time:

Marcia Mode-Stavros: 208-727-7024  |  [email protected]


Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is a 501(c)(3) Idaho nonprofit corporation, EIN #82-0496196.

Thank You!

Donor Priority Pre-Sale

Demand is high for the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, and every year passes usually sell out — often in minutes. If you are interested in securing passes before they go on sale to the general public in February, we welcome you to join our Family of Donors. This year, for donations of $4,000 and above, we offer an exclusive Donor Priority Pre-Sale during which donors at this level can purchase passes before the general sale. The Donor Priority Pre-Sale runs until January 31, 2024. For donations at $8000 and above, complimentary passes are currently still available and come with the added benefit of spending more time with the writers and bringing guests and friends.