“Colleges and universities serve a distinct and indispensable function: enabling the open-minded pursuit of knowledge. In a complex and volatile world, competing pressures—however well-intentioned— can unmoor academic institutions from their very reason for existing. I support FIRE because it has proven effective in keeping the spirit of liberal education alive and kicking.” – Larry Summers, Ember Club member

Join Us

FIRE’s Ember Club is a tight circle of our closest friends and investors who partner with us to defend individual rights on college campuses. Members of the Ember Club play a critical role in advancing our shared mission to preserve First Amendment freedoms. We honor Ember Club members by inviting them into our inner orbit for exclusive benefits and access to FIRE’s programs and leadership. The benefits below accumulate.

Friends | $2,500–$4,999

  • Biannual written updates on FIRE’s advocacy work
  • Copies of FIRE reports and publications
  • Ember Club lapel pin
  • Recognition in FIRE’s Annual Report (with permission)
  • Signed copies of FIRE-authored books
  • Invitation to special FIRE events

>  Become a Friend

Watchdogs | $5,000–$9,999

  • Quarterly written updates on FIRE’s advocacy work
  • Opportunity to meet with senior FIRE staff
  • Entrance to, and recognition at, exclusive FIRE events
  • Donor profile published in the FIRE Quarterly newsletter

>  Become a Watchdog

Advocates | $10,000–$24,999

  • Quarterly updates from the President and CEO
  • Invitation to a private meeting with FIRE’s leadership

>  Become an Advocate

Defenders | $25,000–$49,999

  • Regular updates on your alma mater and issues that are important to you
  • Invitation to a private meeting with FIRE’s Board Chairman

>  Become a Defender

Champions | $50,000+

  • Private, personal conversations with FIRE’s leadership
  • Annual meeting with FIRE President and CEO

>  Become a Champion

To learn more, contact Ashley Adams at ashley@thefire.org or 215-717-3473.