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"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is simply the best civil rights law firm in American history." -- President Obama

The Defender’s Circle

In 2010 we established The Defender’s Circle, LDF’s recognition society for those who have named LDF in their estate or financial plans through a bequest, a charitable gift annuity, a charitable trust, a gift of life insurance, or a retirement plan asset. 

We would like to thank our members for their commitment to invest in the future of LDF:

Eleanor S. Applewhaite, Esq.  
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon F. Arond   
Robert D. Bacon, Esq.   
Patrick A. Bradford, Esq.   
Wilfred and Anne Caron   
William T. Coleman, Jr., Esq.
Mr. Lawrence Friedman
Eddie L. Gibson   
Mr. Nathaniel N. Green   
Conrad K. Harper   
Maryellen Whitlock Hicks   
Dr. Gloria L. Hobbs   
Ms. Betty Levy   
Mrs. Jean M. McCarroll   
Richard M. Moss, Esq.   
James M. Nabrit III   
Martha Maire O'Connell
George Skinner   
John M. Smartt, Jr., CPA   
Dr. George Wallerstein and Dr. Julie H. Lutz   
Ted and Nina Wells
Ms. Alethia J. West
Karen Hastie Williams, Esq.   


Please let us know if you have created a legacy for LDF.  If so, you qualify as a member of The Defender’s Circle and we want to say “Thank You.”

For more information on The Defender's Circle or about the different ways of establishing a gift plan, please contact: or (212) 965-2200.