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. 

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) 965-2202.

The Defenders Circle

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.   



Estate Planning

There are many ways to make a gift to LDF that will not only give you the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing directly to the organization that is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice, but also can provide for your own financial well-being and that of your family. 

Click here to learn more about Estate Planning.