Eleanor’s Circle was established in 2012 as a donor group that helps fund projects every year, provides resources for the organization’s operations, and hosts lively annual programs of cocktails and dinners with prominent speakers, VIP tours of Val-Kill, and more. In the Fall of 2020, Eleanor’s Circle will be formed in Los Angeles and San Francisco, adding two more groups to the already well-established Eleanor’s Circle in New York City and Boston.
Belonging to Eleanor’s Circle is an invitation to step into the world and legacy of one of America’s and the world’s greatest humanitarian citizens. You will be closely involved with celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt’s achievements in your participation in all activities of the Partnership. You will also join a lively, connected, and visionary group of people in many enjoyable activities both in your own city as well as at Val-Kill. A handful of our dynamic circle members are indicated below:
Levels of Giving
$1,000* Human Rights Champion
$5,000* Eleanor Roosevelt Ambassador
*Members can invite young members into Eleanor’s Circle with the gift of a one year mentee membership:
$500 Mentor of Human Rights (per new member)
Please contact Donna Lackner-Horn at to receive membership information in Eleanor's Circle.
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill.
Support our ongoing work at Val-Kill
Every year the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Partnership and the National Park Service select projects in need of funding that enhance the visitor experience and meet the educational and conservation goals for the Eleanor Roosevelt Historic site. Val-Kill nourished Eleanor Roosevelt’s deepest need for tranquility and regeneration and was a home uniquely hers. In a letter to her friend Lorena Hickok, she wrote, “I shall always be a part of it here.” Val-Kill represents for all visitors a place of powerful landscape and memory that remains untouched. Your ongoing support in any amount you want to donate towards programs and enhancements at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill home is crucial.
Please contact Donna Lackner-Horn at to receive information on the impact your gift will have, or make your donation here: