Trustees Program

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) welcomes supporters making contributions of $10,000 or greater to the Trustee level. As a Trustee you will enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • FDD experts and conference calls
  • Invitations to Annual Washington Forum, including an invitation to an intimate dinner with influential members of the policy community
  • Books, documentaries, and publications
  • Invitations to special events
  • Special email updates from President Cliff May

For more information please contact

FDD Experts and Conference Calls

Every day brings news that makes headlines and leads the nightly newscasts, yet traditional news sources only skim the surface. Get the full story and understand its implications for you and our nation's security. As a policy institute with broad expertise on the issues that concern you most, FDD will provide you with access to FDD's veritable brain trust of experts in foreign affairs, public policy, democracy-building, and counterterrorism.

  • Through exclusive dial-in access, you can participate in our regularly scheduled conference calls conducted by FDD experts on timely and pertinent issues in the war on terror.
  • An open invitation to visit FDD's office to meet our scholars and senior staff members.
  • Let us know if there is a special topic of interest to you and we will keep you informed about relevant events and research. Please contact

Invitation to FDD's Annual Washington Forum

As a Trustee, you will also receive an invitation for you and a guest to attend FDD’s Washington Forum, a three day discussion on select issues pertinent to the war against terrorism and the fight for democracy. You will meet leading experts from different aspects of the policy community including members of Congress, ambassadors and diplomats, defense and intelligence officials, and FDD's experts and scholars.

For more information about past Washington Forum Events view the links below

Books, Documentaries, and Publications

FDD Trustees will receive copies of books published in by staff and fellows at FDD as well as documentaries, research reports, and white papers. Many FDD experts are best-selling authors whose earlier books have been updated and will be released in paperback.

  • Allies, Adversaries, and Enemies: America’s Increasingly Complex Alliances by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Jonathan Schanzer
  • State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State By Jonathan Schanzer
  • When Will Iran Run Out of Money? By Mark Dubowitz and Rachel Ziemba, and Roubini Global Economics
  • Iran’s Golden Loophole By Mark Dubowitz, Gary Clark, and Rachel Ziemba
  • The Tactical and Strategic Use of Small Arms by Terrorists By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Daniel Trombly

Invitations to Special Events

FDD Trustees will be invited to be our special guest at our full calendar of special events. Specifically, you will be invited to attend all FDD conferences, congressional hearings on Capitol Hill featuring FDD officials, private FDD dinners, press conferences both here and in Europe, book parties, and book signings with FDD authors, and other FDD events.

Insider Edition of the Newsletter

Stay informed with insider information. As a trustee, you will receive an elite version of the FDD newsletter sent every week via e-mail. Your special edition will contain confidential insider information as well as updates on FDD programs and activities.

 FDD Giving Levels

  • $10,000 Trustee
  • $25,000 Chairman's Circle
  • $100,000 Board of Directors
  • $250,000 Executive Committee