Friends of Franklin Society

The Friends of Franklin Society recognizes those close friends and loyal supporters who have made a special commitment to the Franklin Center’s mission. Members receive exclusive access to Franklin Center events, conference calls, insider newsletters, and leadership.

Through membership in the Friends of Franklin Society, you are joining with key partners whose investment ensures that there are journalists across the country holding state and local governments accountable and investigating stories that are overlooked by legacy media. Donate today to join the Friends of Franklin Society! 

Why Become a Member of the Donor Club?

The Franklin Center advances transparency in state and local governments and holds elected officials and public institutions accountable.  We are the linchpin – forcing public policy reform, making accountability a requirement and protecting citizens and businesses from a tainted media and an unprecedented level of cronyism.

We accomplish our mission through our investigative news site, Watchdog.org, where our professional reporters uncover and report on the stories that often go unnoticed or are ignored.  Our investigative journalism places a human face on stories of government waste, abuse, and corruption, which compels the public and public officials to desire, demand, and work for reform.

The Franklin Center is supported almost equally by donations from thousands of individuals, philanthropic foundations and businesses all across America – each understanding the importance of protecting our constitution, our citizens, our democratic processes and our free market.

Joining the Donor Club, depending on the level, provides you with access to the Franklin Center leadership team, the ability to weigh in on issues and an opportunity to be in-the-know on breaking stories as they hit the headlines. Plus you’ll receive tickets to our various events including our new annual black tie gala in Washington, DC (coming in 2018).

Founding Father Circle ($25,000+)

All of the below plus: 

  • Personal meeting and direct access with Franklin Center president
  • Reserved table at all Franklin Center Roundtable events held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC plus two seats at the Head Table
  • Reserved premier table at the first annual black tie gala to be held in Washington, DC in 2018

Ambassador’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

All of the below plus:

  • Invitation to join our Advisory Council
  • Four tickets to all Franklin Center Roundtable events held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
  • Reserved table at the first annual black tie gala to be held in Washington, DC in 2018
  • Franklin pen and magnifying glass

Publisher’s Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

All of the below plus: 

  • Two tickets to all Franklin Center Roundtable events held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
  • Two tickets to the first annual black tie gala to be held in Washington, DC in 2018
  • Zippered leather portfolio with Franklin Center logo

Inventor’s Circle ($1,000-$4,999)

All of the following benefits:

  • Your name on a plaque at the Franklin headquarters
  • Recognized in our social media (only with your permission)
  • Recognized in our quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to join the quarterly call with the president
  • Receive quarterly newsletter
  • Daily Watchdog in the News bullets (email)
  • Recognized in event program at the first annual black tie gala to be held in Washington, DC in 2018
  • Weekly email update on activities
  • Ben Franklin Book of Quotes
  • Franklin Center gift
  • Thank you letter from the chairman of the board and the president of Franklin Center
  • Direct access to the national director of donor relations

Donate today to join the Friends of Franklin Society!