Feel the Power: Inspire Action

Join our Leadership Societies, and you invest in a community committed to protecting rights and confronting intolerance. With an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, individuals and families support The Center’s exhibitions, public programs, education initiatives, and continued innovation.

We believe in the power of the people. Contribute your voice today and play a key role in our work for equality and justice. Please email [email protected] to learn more.

Details on Society Membership Benefits

  • FREE admission for one or two adults, plus five youths 7-18 years old
  • FREE or reduced admission to public programs & events
  • Seven (7) one-time-use guest passes
  • Invitation to annual Leadership Reception
  • Exclusive event ticket pricing, including Power to Inspire
  • Invitation to member-only events – including Young Professional exclusives, temporary exhibit previews, & community networking events
  • Deals on gift memberships and 20% savings in the gift shop
  • Subscription to SPARK, The Center’s current concerns and programs digital newsletter

Women's Solidarity Society

Launched in 2010, the Women’s Solidarity Society engages women both locally and nationally who are interested in contributing to programming and exhibitions that focus on women’s and girls’ issues. The Center is where women and girls will learn about the continuum of gender issues, ranging from women’s suffrage and the role of women in The American Civil Rights Movement to contemporary gender-based human rights issues.

In its first four years, the Women’s Solidarity Society founding members raised $1 million to support The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Incoming Society members will have the opportunity to provide input on future women and girl’s programs and give feedback on women- and girls-focused content in our galleries.

Women’s Solidarity Society Membership Details

  • Invitation to Annual Women’s History Month Brunch in March [complimentary ticket(s) at Unity Level and above]
  • Invitation to Annual Power to Inspire Tribute Gala [complimentary gala ticket(s) at Unity Level and above]
  • Free unlimited admission to our permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Free entrance to public programming and events
  • Priority access to women & girl events at The Center
  • Recognition on The Center website as a member of the Women’s Solidarity Society

Become a Women's Solidarity Society Member to partake in the following efforts:

  • Pledge and Raise: An annual pledge of $500 to $5,000, in addition to recruiting women to join the Society
  • Sponsor: Sponsor-membership for a Junior Women’s Solidarity Society member. To engage and inspire the next generation of leaders, the Women’s Solidarity Society members will subsidize membership costs to women 16 to 24 years – The Junior WSS program grants future change-makers and thinkers with access to The Center’s enriching programs and the opportunity to build important relationships.
  • Contribute: Complete biannual Women’s Solidarity Society Programming Assessment to evaluate the women and girls focused programs and events at The Center. Your input is invaluable as we develop future programs, exhibits and advocacy training related to issues that impact women and girls.
  • Women’s Solidarity Society Recognition:The Founding Level of the Women’s Solidarity Solidarity is a special distinction for the founding members, who raised $1 million to support The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Founding members satisfied pledges between 2010 and 2015 OR are active contributing WSS members as of June 1, 2019.


The mission of the Women’s Solidarity Society is to provide financial support to sustain The Center’s programs and exhibitions focused on women and girls.
If you are interested in a Junior Women’s Solidarity Society sponsor-membership or want more information on how to become a sponsor, please specify your inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Society

Honoring the advocacy and the life of Bayard Rustin, members of The Bayard Rustin’s LGBTQ Leadership Society enhances the network of minds leading serious conversations to advance LGBTQ equity. An annual contribution of $1,000 to $2,500 further critical research and education focused on the LGBTQ life in the American South.

The Bayard Rustin Engagement Opportunities:
Two tickets to annual Symposium (Spring) and Business Forum (Fall)
One ticket to Annual Gala and recognition in program

Learn more about The Center’s LGBTQ Institute and The LGBTQ 2018 Southern Survey

Civil Rights Pillar Club

Civil Rights Pillar Club members commit to making an annual gift of at least $1,000 to $2,500, strengthening the foundation of our four pillars – exhibitions, public engagement programs, education initiatives, and The Center Innovation Lab.

Civil Rights Pillar Club Engagement Opportunities:

  • Quarterly updates on the impact of your generosity
  • Special recognition in appreciation of your commitment
  • Invitation to exclusive exhibit previews throughout the year

Includes all the Advocate membership benefits plus:

  • Invitation to attend two exclusive new-exhibit evening previews from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at The Center
  • Invitation for two to an annual Civil Rights Pillar Club appreciation event

May be made as a one-time gift or only $83.33 a month

If you are interested in Bayard Rustin LGBTQ Society or the Civil Rights Pillar Club sponsor-membership, or want more information on how to become a sponsor, please specify your inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you.