Protectors Circle

Members of the Protectors Circle are key supporters who have made generous personal commitments of $1,200 or more annually. Members are a diverse group of people from across the country, united by a common vision: ensuring that all families receive the rights, recognition, and respect we deserve.

As leaders in the movement for family equality, members receive special benefits and access to recognize their support (see below for the full list of giving levels).

Protectors Circle contributions are tax-deductible and can be fulfilled with annual, quarterly or monthly installments. Contributions may also be made with a gift of stock or securities.


  • Recognition as a member of this special leadership circle in our Annual Report, event programs, and other supporter listings
  • Personal reports on our most important work from our Executive Director and other senior leadership, including a copy of our Annual Report and exclusive email updates.
  • Invitations to select Protectors Circle events, including Clambake, held annually each Family Week, as well as regional donor events


All of the above, plus…

  • Opportunities to meet with Family Equality’s CEO, CDO, or other leadership as they travel around the country


All of the above, plus…

  • When held, an invitation to join our CEO and fellow leadership supporters at a VIP cocktail reception prior to our Annual Awards Dinners in New York and Los Angeles


All of the above, plus…

  • Preferred seating at our Annual Awards Galas in New York City and Los Angeles


All of the above, plus…

  • Your choice of a complimentary table for ten people at our Annual Awards Gala in either New York City or Los Angeles and a full-page advertisement in the tribute book


All of the above, plus…

  • A personal end-of-year report from Family Equality on the accomplishments of the past year and the impact of your investment
  • Listing at our galas as an individual supporter
  • An invitation to our attend our annual leadership meeting and discuss our collective vision for the next year

To learn more about the Protectors Circle, including options for structuring your gift and other opportunities for leadership support, please contact:

Matthew Ramsey, Chief Development Officer
646.880.3005 x104