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 Institute’s premier giving society for donors who contribute $1,000 or more each year.

See a list of members 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 Institute programs
  • Recognition on the Freedom Forum Institute’s website
  • Personalized service through the Friends Society concierge line
  • Unlimited free admission to the Newseum for you and up to three guests*
  • Access for six to a private weekday tour during business hours, personalized for your interest and time**
  • 15 percent discount on food at The Source by Wolfgang Puck for parties of four or fewer
  • Six general admission guest passes*
  • 10 percent discount in the Newseum Store, The Food Section and on adult education programs*
  • Invitation to the annual “Evening with the Curator,” a curator-hosted exploration of Newseum artifacts
  • 10 percent discount on lunch (food only, parties of four or fewer) on weekdays only at Jaleo D.C., China Chilcano, Oyamel and Zaytinya courtesy of José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup*
  • 10 percent discount in the Newseum Store, The Food Section and on adult education programs*
Supporter Level ($2,500)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to “On the Scene,” an exclusive visit to institutions in and around DC for an insider look at the First Amendment in action, hosted by media experts
  • A complimentary dual program membership to share as a gift*
  • Access for six to a private tour, after hours during the week (5-6 p.m.) or on a weekend, personalized for your interest and time**
Ambassador Level ($5,000)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • A private presentation of the Newseum’s collection by a curator, tailored to your time and interests for up to six guests**
  • Invitation to a leadership dinner event
  • Invitation to a reception hosted by a staff member of the Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute’s executive leadership
Defender Level ($10,000)

Enjoy all of the above benefits plus:

  • Recognition onsite and in the Newseum Visitors Guide electronic signage*

*Through Dec. 31, 2019
**To be arranged through the Friends Society concierge service

For more information or to join by phone, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557, 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.