Ways to Give

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. We work toward the goal of a more open and just society — an America as good as its ideals.

“We have a long way to go, but we have to go there together.

– Dr. Dorothy Height

How You Can Support

You have the power to make a difference. We need your support to continue building a fair, just, and inclusive democracy that works for us all.

SUPPORT: Make an Annual Gift Today

Your annual gift helps fuel the civil and human rights movement. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible gift in someone’s honor or memory, the option is available on the donation page. The Leadership Conference Education Fund is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

SUSTAIN: Become a Monthly Recurring Donor

A recurring monthly donation provides sustained funding that allows us to plan in advance and expand our programs. You will receive a gift receipt every month for your records, and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.

COLLABORATE: Partner as an Institutional Funder

Our institutional partners make the work we do possible. If you are a representative for a foundation or NGO and wish to discuss further giving, please contact Andrew Ansel at 202-263-2857 or [email protected]

CONNECT: Build Relationships Through Corporate Philanthropy

Collaboration with the business sector helps us promote civil rights and inclusion across sectors. If you are a representative for a corporation and wish to discuss further giving, please contact Gabrielle C. Sherb, vice president of development, at 202.973.8004 or [email protected]

ACTIVATE: Give Through AmazonSmile

Hundreds of millions of people shop through Amazon every year. If you are one of them, shop through AmazonSmile and select us as your sponsored organization. Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase you make to The Leadership Conference at no additional cost for you.

PASS THE TORCH: Legacy and Planned Giving

Help us continue building a nation as good as its ideals for decades to come. If you are interested in discussing a planned giving bequest, contact Gabrielle C. Sherb, vice president of development, at 202.973.8004 or [email protected] and we will help you leave your legacy with the civil rights movement.

If you wish to make your contribution offline as a check or cash gift or donate gifts of stock, please see below for further payment instructions. We also offer an opportunity to join Movement Movers, The Leadership Conference’s premiere giving community. If you have any additional questions concerning your prospective or current giving, please contact Jamal Chevis at 202-750-1827 or [email protected]

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Movement Movers


Movement Movers recognizes individual donors whose significant support allows initiatives and programs of The Leadership Conference to flourish year after year. As a Movement Mover, you work closely with our team to build an America as good as its ideals. Continue reading to discover which group is the best fit for you.


Annual Fund Donor

Annual Fund donors are mid-level contributors who generously support The Leadership Conference with an annual contribution of $1,000 – $9,999. For more information about the Annual Fund program, please contact Gregory Surh, manager of operations and annual fund, at 202-466-4281 or [email protected]

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Council of Advocates

The Council of Advocates is made up of a diverse and influential group of people who care deeply about civil and human rights, and who are willing to provide meaningful annual financial support of $10,000 to $100,000. Members of the Council of Advocates also lend their name in support of The Leadership Conference as an advocate for justice, inclusion, opportunity, and a democracy that works for all.

Members receive the following benefits:

  • Public leadership gift recognition
  • Special benefits and experiences at the annual Hubert H. Humphrey dinner and any signature regional events
  • Bi-annual insider briefings with Leadership Conference President and CEO Vanita Gupta and other premiere civil rights community experts
  • Exclusive promotional and advocacy opportunities on behalf of The Leadership Conference

Ambassadors of Justice

Ambassadors of Justice are principal contributors to The Leadership Conference who invest $100,000 or more in the movement. For information on specific benefits tailored to the acknowledgment of your contribution, please contact Gabrielle C. Sherb, vice president of development, at 202.973.8004 or [email protected]

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