Yes! I would like to make a donation to the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center!

Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series

Lectures feature Civil Rights luminaries and acclaimed speakers addressing Dr. King’s timely question: “Where Do We Go From Here?” 

Support Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center: To Us You Matter!

Your donation to the Freedom Center supports self-transformation, leadership development, advocacy and equity. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Monthly Sustained Support is an Investment in our future

Please consider becoming a Monthly Sustained Supporter of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center TODAY.  Your monthly giving ensures our sustainabilty!

Planned Giving

Planned giving offers a unique opportunity to establish a legacy relationship that supports the work of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.

There are a number of ways to plan your gift to the Freedom Center. Many of these could provide you or your estate with significant tax benefits and help meet other financial planning needs. Simultaneously, your planned giving offers a sustaining contribution to ensure our future is in good hands.

Among the most popular planned gifts:

  • Bequests
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and other retirement savings plan gifts
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Gifts of appreciated property
  • Real estate gifts
  • Life insurance gifts

The specific bequest language for the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center follows:
“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

Let Us Know

Please reach out and let us know of your interest in making a planned gift to the Freedom Center. This may include naming the Freedom Center in your will.

Also, we would appreciate your permission to recognize your planned giving in our newsletters, on our website, and in other social media. Recognition of your gift might encourage others to follow your lead. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept confidential.

Our staff will be happy to discuss planned giving with you. Please call Karen Bohlke, Director of Government and External Relations at 510-434-3988 or email We are honored by your consideration, and look forward to hearing from you.

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