Giving Levels

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Williams Institute major donors provide critical support for the Institute’s research and education programs. Benefits of giving are commonly tailored to match donors’ interest, but are described broadly below. (See a specific event page, for benefits related to a Williams Institute fundraiser.)

National Sponsor: $25,000

National Sponsors receive tickets and special invitations to Williams Institute events in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. and are promoted in selected print and online communication materials. The Williams Institute also prepares a co-branded educational panel on a relevant LGBT issue in the sponsor’s business field, such as wealth planning, employment practices and workplace diversity.

Partners Circle: $15,000

Partners Circle donors receive tickets and special invitations to Williams Institute events in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. and are promoted in selected print and online communication materials.

Scholars Circle: $10,000 – Fellows Circle: $5,000 – Associates Circle: $2,500 – Policy Circle: $1,000

Scholars, Fellows, Associates, and Policy Circle donors receive tickets and special invitations to regional Williams Institute events in a specific city, and are promoted in regional print and online communication materials.

Friends: $100 – $500

Friend-level donors receive one ticket to the Institute Annual Jazz & Champagne Brunch in Los Angeles or to one fundraising reception in Los Angeles, New York, or Washington, DC.  Friends are also recognized on the Institute’s Honor Roll List.