Support Our Work

The Williams Institute’s research and education programs depend on donor support. Opportunities to give include:

Friends: Become a friend of the Williams Institute by making a gift up to $500 and receive tickets and special invitations to Institute education programs and events.

Fundraising Events: The Williams Institute hosts four annual fundraising events in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. Institute events include an educational program, cocktail reception and Founders dinner for major donors. Fundraising events are a great way to get know the Institute’s work and staff.

Endowment: Donors to the Williams Institute endowment share in the vision of creating an enduring national research center dedicated to advancing sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy scholarship. The endowment ensures that the Institute’s work will be carried out in perpetuity at the UCLA School of Law.

Planned Giving: The Williams Institute and the UCLA Office of Planned and Major Gifts can work with donors on a number of planned giving options. Please contact Matt Strieker at (310) 206-0725 for more information or visit