Join Our Leadership Circle


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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund's Leadership Circle is a select group of people who have made significant personal commitments to TLDEF and the fight for transgender equal rights. Members of the Leadership Circle are essential partners in our work. Their commitment maintains the financial viability of the organization.

With an annual giving level of $1,000 or more, Leadership Circle members are invited to Leadership Circle members-only gatherings, recognized on our website, materials and at our annual reception, and receive tickets to the annual reception.

Gifts can be made in single or monthly installments and are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.




Leadership Circle Membership Levels and Benefits


Patron:  $1,000 - $4,999

  • Copy of the annual year-end report
  • Recognition in the annual year-end report
  • Recognition at the annual reception


Benefactor:  $5,000 - $9,999

  • All of the above plus:
  • Recognition on our website
  • Invitation to an exclusive, Leadership Circle members-only gathering in New York City and other select cities, for a discussion of our Impact Litigation Program, Education Initiatives and Name Change Project


Champion:  $10,000+

  • All of the above plus:
  • Invitation to exclusive, Leadership Circle members-only webinars, for a discussion of the state of the transgender civil rights movement