Leadership Council


 Leadership Council

Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at the local, state and national level. To make our work possible and successful, we rely on the generosity of numerous individuals, organizations, and businesses. An important source of funding comes from our major donor program, the Leadership Council. Leadership Council members make an annual commitment of $1,500 or more and are among the Task Force’s chief partners in creating change for our national community. Are you already a Leadership Council member and would like to throw a house party to introduce your friends to the Task Force? Get all the details right here.

When you become a Leadership Council member, you not only help ensure that the Task Force has the financial stability and flexibility to respond to anti-LGBT efforts quickly and strategically, but you also connect with an organization that connects you to the frontlines of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement. Depending on the level of your financial commitment, your membership provides you with a variety of opportunities, resources, and information.

For your convenience, pledges can be paid all at once, quarterly or monthly. Additionally, pledge payments can be automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account. To join the Leadership Council now using a credit card, please click here.

Or, if you'd like more information or want to schedule deductions from your bank account, please contact Janice E. Thom at 646.358.1467 or via e-mail at jthom@theTaskForce.org.

Read on for the benefits you'll receive by being a member of the Leadership Council.

Benefits

Delegate’s Circle $1,500–$2,499
  • Upgrade Leadership Awards general admission ticket (purchased by donor) to VIP ticket
  • Invitations to special LC receptions with other LC donors
  • Opportunity to visit with Task Force staff in a local office
  • Invitation to LC (telephone) briefings by Task Force executive and program staff
  • Name recognition in Task Force publications
Advocate’s Circle $2,500–$4,999
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Leadership Awards event*
  • Two complimentary registrations to Creating Change
  • Two general admission tickets to the Winter Party Festival Beach Party
  • Invitations to special LC events with other LC donors
  • Unique opportunity to visit with Task Force staff in a local office
  • Invitation to LC (telephone) briefings by Task Force executive and program staff
  • Name recognition in Task Force publications
Director’s Circle $5,000–$9,999
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Leadership Awards event*
  • Four complimentary registrations to Creating Change
  • Two VIP tickets to the Winter Party Festival Beach Party
  • Two tickets to VIP cocktail reception at Winter Party Festival
  • Invitations to special LC events with other LC donors
  • Unique opportunity to visit with Task Force staff in a local office
  • Invitation to LC (telephone) briefings by Task Force executive and program staff
  • Name recognition in Task Force publications
Ambassador’s Circle $10,000–$24,999
  • Four complimentary tickets to a Leadership Awards event*
  • Six complimentary registration to Creating Change
  • Two Titanium Passes to Winter Party Festival
  • Invitations to special LC events with other LC donors
  • Personal tour of the Task Force D.C. or N.Y. office followed by lunch or dinner with senior staff member
  • Invitation to LC (telephone) briefings by Task Force executive and program staff
  • Name recognition in Task Force publications
  • 1/4 page ad in Task Force publication
Executive’s Circle $25,000–$49,999
  • Six complimentary tickets to a Leadership Awards event*
  • Six complimentary registrations to Creating Change
  • Four Titanium Passes to Winter Party Festival
  • Invitations to special LC events with other LC donors
  • Private dinner with Task Force executive director
  • Invitation to LC (telephone) briefings by Task Force executive and program staff
  • Name recognition in Task Force publications
  • 1/2 to full page ad (depending on level of giving) in Task Force publication

We'd be pleased to tailor a special benefits package for gifts of $50,000 or more — please contact the Director of Individual Giving, Saurabh Bajaj, at 646-358-1478 or sbajaj@theTaskForce.org.

*Donors who become Leadership Council members through event sponsorship will receive only sponsorship-related tickets to that event.