Founder's Circle

The Founder’s Circle is a community of Sojourners supporters, inspired by Harry Belefonte and Martin Luther King Jr., who we have come to lean on for advice and spiritual support. Our Founder’s Circle members are critical leaders in the social justice movement, sustaining Sojourners’ core values with their visionary support ($20,000 or more annually; gifts typically range between $20,000 to $500,000).

Who We Are

The Founder’s Circle comprises a diverse group of folks committed to putting their faith into action and investing in transformative social change – everyone from current and former CEOs of companies like John Deere and Rodel, Inc, to emergency medicine doctors and ordained pastors, to artists and philanthropists and the producer of a major syndicated TV show, among others. It’s an inspiring and eclectic group that is brought together by a collective desire to change the public conversation towards that of the common good.

Benefits

Founder’s Circle members have a unique opportunity to advise, sustain, and encourage Sojourners in our work and mission. Along with having access to a community of individuals across the country who have a shared desire to invest in the intersections of faith and justice, as a member of the Founder’s Circle, you will receive:

  • invitations to attend Founder’s Circle gatherings hosted by Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners (see upcoming events calendar below)
  • conference calls with Jim Wallis and other Founder’s Circle members several times each year, updating you with exclusive insights on current and upcoming Sojourners work
  • encouragement to provide feedback on Sojourners’ work
  • priority correspondence from Jim Wallis
  • personalized, signed copies of Jim’s latest book and Sojourners resources
  • invitations to identify others for whom the Founder’s Circle might provide a meaningful experience, and
  • the ongoing joy and satisfaction of investing in and inspiring hope through building a movement to transform individuals, faith communities, and the world.

Events

Date

Event

Location

Tuesday, March 3

Founder’s Circle Quarterly Update with Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis

Conference Call

May, Date TBD

Founder’s Circle Quarterly Update with Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis

Conference Call

Wednesday, June 17

Founder’s Circle Annual Retreat

Washington DC

June 17-20

2015 Summit: World Change through Faith & Justice
*all Founder’s Circle members are invited to attend

Washington DC

July/August, Date TBD

Founder’s Circle Quarterly Update with Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis

Conference Call

November, Date TBD

Founder’s Circle Quarterly Update with Sojourners’ President Jim Wallis

Conference Call

What People Are Saying

Throughout my journey, I have been convinced that organized religion can be a force for good, and I have supported a number of nonprofit organizations that promote interfaith efforts toward peace, equality, social justice, environmental stewardship, and understanding and acceptance of ‘the other.’ Of those organizations, none works harder, nor does a better job than Sojourners. I am thrilled to have been able to support Sojourners’ work and will continue to do so. —Founder's Circle member

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