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PEN American Center

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PEN American Center is a humanities organization based in New York, NY that was founded in 1985. As of 2019 they had $9.8 million in revenue and $9.9 million in assets.

PEN American Center, founded in 1922 and based in New York City, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. The Center has a membership of 3,300 writers, editors, and translators.

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Program areas at PEN American Center

Free expression programs: Pen america's free expression programs defend writers and journalists and protect the free expression rights in the united states and around the world. This work includes research and reports on topical issues ranging from fraudulent news to censorship; advocacy internationally and in the united states in defense of press freedom and on other free expression challenges; and campaigns on policy issues and on behalf of individual writers and journalists under threat.

Literary awardssince 1963, the Pen america literary awards have honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children's literature and drama. With the help of our partners, Pen america confers over 20 distinct awards, fellowships, grants and prizes each year, awarding nearly $350,000 to writers and translators.

Pen world voices festival Pen world voices is america's premier international literary festival, attracting the best known writers from across the globe. Since its founding, the festival has presented more than 1,800 writers and artists from 118 countries, speaking 56 languages in venues across new york city in a weeklong series of literary events with a human rights focus. The festival was founded by salman rushdie, esther allen and others in the aftermath of september 11th, 2001, with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the united states and the world-a mission that, today, has never been more relevant.the 14th annual Pen world voices festival was held april 16th-22nd under the theme of "resist and reimagine," featuring over 165 writers and artists, representing over 50 nationalities. At this moment of great division, come together to celebrate the power of creative work through conversations, debates, readings and workshops as we ...

Form 990s for PEN American Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 7, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Mar 7, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 5, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for PEN American Center

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,417,007
Program services$317,956
Investment income and dividends$108,642
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$19,492
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$33,802
Total revenues$9,896,899

Vendors for PEN American Center

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-17
█████████Content management system software2020-03-05
█████████Marketing software2020-03-05
████ ███ ████ ████ ███Tax accounting2020-02-07
███ ██████████████Communication Consulting$130,9672018-12-01
█████ ██████████ ███Professional Fundraising$58,0002017-12-01

Personnel at PEN American Center

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Suzanne NosselChief Executive Officer / Executive Director$383,533Feb. 7, 2020
Drusilla MenakerChief Operating Officer$181,701Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ██████Chief Financial Officer$154,076Dec. 31, 2018
██████ ████████Director of Finance and Administration$100,790Dec. 31, 2017
████ ██████Senior Director , Literary Programs$151,057Dec. 31, 2018
██████ █████Senior Director , Free Expression Programs$138,127Dec. 31, 2018
███ ████Past Festival General Manager$110,724Dec. 31, 2017
████ ██████Secretary$0Sept. 23, 2020
████████ ████President$0Sept. 23, 2020
██████ █████Treasurer$0Sept. 23, 2020
...and eight more key personnel

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