The National Urban League President’s Circle recognizes philanthropic champions who have devoted significant financial resources to support our mission of economic empowerment and equality for all Americans.

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Founded in 2006, the National Urban League President’s Circle is an opportunity for passionate individuals to become more deeply involved in the National Urban League’s mission. Specifically, the President’s Circle aims to:

  • Change lives through philanthropic leadership focused on equality in education, employment, health, housing, and civic engagement.
  • Communicate the vital role of personal philanthropic action in creating long-lasting solutions to opportunity disparities in urban communities.
  • Expand high-level personal giving and the National Urban League major and planned giving programs.

Join the President's Circle



$1,000,000 +

All Visionary benefits plus:
1. Press Release Complimentary table at the Equal Opportunity Day Dinner


$500,000 - $999,999

All Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow benefits plus:
1. Complimentary registration to all key National Urban League events

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Fellow

$100,000- $499,999

All George E. Haynes Fellow benefits plus:
1. Private meeting with NUL President & CEO, Marc Morial
2. Participation in the NUL Whitney M. Young, Jr. Advisory Council

George E. Haynes Fellow


All Catalyst benefits plus:
1. Invitation to The State of Black America report release party
2. Exclusive dinner with NUL President & CEO, Marc Morial, during the Legislative Policy Conference


$25,000 -$49,999

All Advocate benefits plus:
1. Personal acknowledgement from the National Urban League President & CEO, Marc Morial
2. Private reception with the NUL Board of Trustees at the Equal Opportunity Day Dinner


$10,000 -$24,999

All Influencer benefits plus:
1. Special mailing of The State of Black America Executive Summary
2. Special President’s Circle Mailings
3. Exclusive invitation to a special reception at Annual Conference with the NUL Board of Trustees and distinguished guests
4. Advocate level gift item


$5,000 -$9,999

All Pioneer benefits plus:
1. Invitations to exclusive President’s Circle events with Special Guests
2. Invitations to key National Urban League events
3. Influencer level gift item


$1,000 -$4,999

 1. Listing in the Annual Report
2. Recognition on the National Website
3. Acknowledgement Letter from NUL President & CEO, Marc Morial
4. Pioneer level gift item


Join the President's Circle

For more information about the President’s Circle, please contact Dennis Serrette, Senior Vice President and Chief Partnership Officer at 212-558-5394 or


We thank our President’s Circle members whose generous contributions have a lasting impact on our work.

Founder's Society

Deborah & Willard* W. Brittain / Alma Arrington Brown / Ursula M. Burns / Michael J. Critelli / Earl G. Graves, Sr. / Karen & John D. Hofmeister / Vina & Thomas D. Hyde / Dr. Ray R. Irani / John E. Jacob / Robert L. Johnson / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. / Ralph S. Larsen / Dale LeFebvre / Carolyn & Edward T. Lewis / William M. Lewis, Jr. / Jonathan S. Linen / Lori & Liam E. McGee / Marc H. Morial & Michelle Miller / William F. Pickard, Ph.D. / Hugh B. Price / J. Donald Rice, Jr. / John W. Rogers / Andrew C. Taylor / Jeffrey E. Thompson

2017-2018 Individual Donors


Sandra Frazier
Jordan Family Foundation
Mandy & Tim Murphy


Brett M. Biggs Deborah Brittain
Susan & Jon R. Campbell
David L. & Rhonda Cohen
Bruce Culpepper
Ray Dempsey, Jr.
Leibowitz & Greenway Family Charitable Foundation
Karen & John D. Hofmeister
Lela Wingard Hughes
Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
Gale V. King
Marc H. Morial & Michelle Miller
William F. Pickard, Ph.D.
Sonya Snedecor
Barbara & Andrew C. Taylor
Erin & Patrick Trostle


Carla & Victor L. Crawford Joi Ernst
T. Willard Fair
Edward H. Fenster
Thomas E. Gilliam
Myron Gray
Bobby Grier
Susan & Alberto Guzman
James E. Johnson
Charlene & Rodney Lake
Lamell McMorris
Marvin E. Odum
Elizabeth Steele
& Scott Hammond


Frances E. Anderson
Sheryl Battles
Khary P. Barnes
Lisa Barton
Michael Bittan
Robert Book
Sharie Brown
Judith & Frederick Buechner
Melanie L. Campbell
Vergena M. & Ray Clark
David G. Clunie
Paula & Charles M. Collins
Cowles Charitable Trust
Claudette N. Dean
Rebecca De Lamotte
& Peter H. Bloom
Susan & James H. Buford
Roscoe Dixon
Melinda & Dale R. Egeberg
Robert J. Ekman
Donna Epps
Scott Delman
Nicholas Fettman, M.D.
Brian Fields
Llura & Gordon Gund Horace Hawkins
Virginia B. & Russell W. Hawkins
Alexis & Charles Herman
Henrietta & Peter N. Heydon
Derrick Hill
Jean & Ernest M. Howell
Carol L. Jackson*
Wanda H. Jackson
Sheree & Andrew A. Johnson, Jr.
Harry E. Johnson, Sr.
Julia Johnson
Lawrence Johnson
Anthony S. Kendall
Latrice & Herman L. Lessard, Jr.
Thomas Lewis
William A. Lincoln
Louis B. Lynn, Ph.D.
John W. Mack*
David Makower
Lenard McKelvey
Steve & Paula Millstein
Marcus Mola
J. Brandon Neal
J. T. Nelson
Robbie E. Narcisse
Michael O’Brien
Lida Orzeck
Lester Poretsky Family Foundation
Gen. Colin L. Powell (Ret.)
Hugh B. Price
Siva Raven
Leah Riddle-George
Paul H. Sears
Batia & Dennis G. Serrette
Stacy Skare
Toni Miranda & Harold F. Smith
Stauna Soanes
Rhonda Spears Bell
Marc C. Stevens
Elizabeth & Charles Stafford
Sallie M. Stromon
Lauren Uhrich
Laysha Ward
Margaret J. Wilson
Stephen Van R. Winthrop
Jeffrey White
Ramona & Stan Wilcox
David Wingo
Barbara J. & Prestly Wood
Elaine & Andrew O. Wright
Maureen & Paul Wycisk