Friends of the First Amendment Society

When you give to the Freedom Forum Institute, you are making a powerful commitment to increasing public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment.

The Friends of the First Amendment Society is the Freedom Forum Instituteā€™s premier giving society for donors who contribute $1,000 or more each year.

See a list of membersĀ here. Large print and Braille versions of the list are available by calling 202/292-6557.

Benefits and Privileges

All invitations are good for two guests, unless otherwise noted.

Advocate Level ($1,000)
  • Member admission benefits to hundreds of Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) participant museums across the U.S. and Canada (view the list of participating museums here)
  • Priority seating at Freedom Forum programs
  • Recognition on our website
  • Access to invite-only VIP events hosted by the Freedom Forum
  • Personalized service through the Friends Society concierge line
  • Special donor updates that show you are making a difference
  • Exclusive updates and discounted ticket offers available only to Friends Society members
  • Exclusive quarterly reports from your Friends Advisory Council
  • Access to educational resources that help you advance our First Amendment work
  • Opportunity to preview and attend a webinar releasing the annual State of the First Amendment Survey before it is released to the public
Supporter Level ($2,500)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to the “On the Scene” program, an exclusive visit to an institution in and around D.C. for an insider look at the First Amendment, hosted by media experts
  • A complimentary dual program membership to share as a gift
Ambassador Level ($5,000)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to meet and talk directly with First Amendment experts and scholars
  • Recognition in printed programs during Freedom Forum events
  • Invitation to the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Media dinner and ceremony
Defender Level ($10,000)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to attend a luncheon with Freedom Forum leadership and our Free Spirit Scholars during the annual Free Spirit Conference

For more information or to join by phone, please contact Elizabeth Dickson at 202/292-6371, or [email protected].

Benefits subject to change.

The Freedom Forum Institute is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to the Freedom Forum Institute are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.