Ways to Give

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted communities, The Leadership Conference works 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 gift in someone’s honor or memory, the option is available on the donation page. We engage in legislative advocacy; therefore, contributions to The Leadership Conference are not 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 ansel@civilrights.org.

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 sherb@civilrights.org.

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.

INTERACT: Learn More About How You Can Support Us

If you have any additional questions concerning your prospective or current giving, please contact Jamal Chevis at 202-750-1827 or chevis@civilrights.org

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. 

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Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner


Every spring, The Leadership Conference bestows awards to leaders in the civil and human rights movement at the Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner.

Honorees marshal the courage, hope, and integrity to make our highest ideals real. The annual dinner is the year’s largest gathering of the civil and human rights community — noted for bringing together members of Congress, executive branch officials, civil and human rights leaders, business leaders, educators, attorneys, and young people representing the next generation of advocates. More than 1,200 people attend the dinner annually. Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 dinner and in the meantime, take a look at video coverage of last year’s event.

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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 surh@civilrights.org.

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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 sherb@civilrights.org.

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