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Join IBB's Annual Giving Society

The Friends of Ideas Beyond Borders

Friends believe passionately in reigniting Enlightenment thought in the Middle East and in promoting the use of reason, science, and democratic values. We grow our movement by making philanthropic donations and by introducing your friends and colleagues to IBB’s powerful message of change. 


By joining FIBB, you will gain access to an amazing group of authors, public intellectuals and leaders of all kinds, as well as an array of useful benefits. Most importantly, your generous gift will enable IBB to continue expanding its impact in the Middle East. 

The Giving Tiers

President's Council | $10,000+

All Enlightened Mind benefits, plus: 

  • Your generous gift will help provide more than 25,000 Middle Eastern youth with digital versions of books from leading thinkers like Steven Pinker, Annaka Harris, Maajid Nawaz, and more

  • Private lunch for you, a guest, the President, and an IBB Board member, with the opportunity to provide input on IBB’s current and future initiatives

  • Two VIP invitations to the annual President’s Council “thank you” dinner, alongside high-profile IBB supporters and public intellectuals

Enlightened Mind Roundtable | $5,000 - $9,999

All Inquiring Mind Salon benefits, plus: 

  • Your generous gift will help fund the production of 10 mobile-friendly videos on critical thinking, science and other relevant topics that will be viewed at least 15,000 times this year

  • Access to IBB’s exclusive annual program overview, led by our CEO and President, with an opportunity to contribute to IBB’s programmatic direction

  • Invitation to the annual IBB Enlightened Mind event, hosted in a private home, with a distinguished public intellectual as the special guest

Inquiring Mind Salon | $2,500 - $4,999

All Critical Thinker's Circle Benefits, plus: 

  • Your generous gift will help fund the translation of 150 Wikipedia articles about science, pluralism, human rights and other relevant topics that will be viewed at least 10,000 times this year

  • Two invitations to an Inquiring Mind Salon social gathering, with the opportunity to discuss IBB’s latest initiatives with our founders and the FIBB community

  • Access to a private tour of a Middle East-focused exhibit or collection alongside President and high-profile IBB supporters

Critical Thinker's Circle | $1,000 - $2,499

  • Your generous gift will help fund the launch of IBB's new podcast featuring Arab Enlightenment thinkers, with the goal of reaching 500 new Middle Eastern listeners this year

  • Special invitations for you, your partner and friends to IBB’s quarterly Program Briefings 

  • Opportunity to provide leadership in developing the FIBB community

  • Acknowledgment of your generous gift in the Ideas Beyond Borders Annual Report, website and Newsletter

For more information, please contact our Vice President of Development, David Reis at david.reis@ideasbeyondborders.org or 646.844.4076.

Make a donation today and secure your place  as a Friend of Ideas Beyond Borders. 

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