Founded in 1948, the same year as Brandeis University, the Brandeis National Committee provides financial support for Brandeis and its libraries.
The BNC is the largest friends-of-a-library group in the world, with 21,000 members and 37 chapters nationwide. The organization has contributed more than $215 million to Brandeis University while providing unique programming for its members.
Celebrate Brandeis University and BNC's 75th Anniversary with a gift to The Legacy of Louis: Inspiring Inquiry campaign and be listed on our 75th Anniversary page. Help us complete our campaign and continue to reinvigorate the Brandeis Library's mission to empower its community to become scholars, creators, and innovators, and wish BNC a Happy Birthday today!
Since Summer 2020, chapters of the Brandeis National Committee have organized virtual programs open to all BNC members, regardless of chapter affiliation. We realized that this virtual community brought new meaning to the ‘national’ in Brandeis National Committee and that the future of this organization should include the possibility of participating in the BNC partially or entirely online.
To read more about the Online Chapter, please visit the Online Chapter webpage!
In recognition of her outstanding achievements in journalism and public service.