Uncommon Friends

THANK YOU to our Uncommon Friends for supporting The Common’s mission to publish global, place-inspired literature. Your generosity allows us to launch emerging writers, to mentor student interns, to support teachers, to host public events, and to build community with new technologies.

Become an Uncommon Friend today.

All donations are cumulative. You will keep your donation level benefits for the rest of the current calendar year, as well as the next full calendar year.


ES & MJ Mayer Foundation
Niko Pfund & Amanda Pike
Tara Safronoff


Barbara Mayer & Charles Acker
Werner Gundersheimer
Melissa Bilski & Christopher Mayer
W. Drake McFeely
R. Sean Morrison
Robert Saul


Harold Augenbraum
Kate Davis Satz
Loren Goodman
Casper Grathwohl
James Knight
Jason Lindsey
Michael Margowski
Trifin Roule
Matthew Silverstein
Susan R. Troccolo
Susan & Alan Witte


Thea Biesheuvel
Adam Conner
Ted Conover
Yvonne Conza
George C. Corson
Kevin Currey
Francia Davis
Ian Desai
Tom Ehrgood
Katharine Freeman
Laura V. Green
Roy Hennig
Susan Hirsch
Peter Hong
David Kirkpatrick
Henry W. Kreuter
Diana Lind
Steven M. Lobel
Erin Marsh
Adam McClay
Swami Nathan
Laura Pedegana
Scott Rinicker
Michael Simon
Jonathan Yellen
Elizabeth Witte


Irshad Abdal-Haqq
Peter Arscott
Curtis Ascher
Steven Barbash
Judith Baumel
Chris Bohjalian
Gabriel Brownstein
Jackson Bryer
Catherine Buni
Tanya Coke
Jonathan Fink
Cheryl Flack
Adam Gehrie
Elisa Mai & Alexander George
Kathleen Gibbons
Gail Glick
Jen Hinst-White
Katja Holcer
Aiden Heung
John G. Kirk
Krista J.H. Leahy
Diane Lederman
William Lee
Geoff Martin
Elizabeth McKay
Mindy Misener
Rena J. Mosteirin
Cullen Murphy
Tim Nolan
Sam Nolen
C. Scott Perkins
Peter H. Pfund
Estelle Pope
Nancy Qasim
Rob Quaintance
Katherine Retan
Lisa Rosenberg
Marie J. Sacks
David Spink
Sasha A. Stiles
Stephen Storey
Amy Stuber
Tess Taylor
S. Richard Todd
Mark Vanhoenacker
Harold Varmus
Dimitre Vavov
Katherine Vaz
Michele Wick
Naomi Williams
Ghassan Zeineddine
John Zuraw


Charles Acker
Judith Baumel
Jennifer Hinst-White
Susan Hirsch
David Kirkpatrick
Diane Meier
Philip Menchaca
Sophie Murguia   
Julia Clemens Pike 
Noor Qasim 
Steven Tagle
Sarah F Whelan
JinJin Xu


Become an Uncommon Friend.

Donation levels:

Our monthly recurring donors – Sustainer

$50 – Reader

$125 – Friend

$250 – Supporter

$500 – Patron

$1000 – Publisher

Please note that Uncommon Friends Donation Levels can be achieved with cumulative donations within the current calendar year. The Common Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.




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