Alice Paul Leaders Circle

The Alice Paul Leaders Circle

"I am involved in several charities that help people-especially women- to help themselves. That's why I think the work of the Alice Paul Institute is very exciting, particularly API's programs to train young women to become leaders."

Nan Hall, founding member of the Alice Paul Leaders Circle

 Launched in June 2004, the Alice Paul Leaders Circle (APLC) was formed in response to a challenge gift offered by API Board of Trustees Chair to find 15 individuals who would each give $1,000 or more.  In 2007, the APLC has 42 members who have donated more than $100,000. You can pledge your donation now and pay in quarterly or monthly installments. However you decide to pay, your unrestricted gift of $1,000 will help to expand the Alice Paul Leadership Program into new communities as well as introduce new programming, maintain the recent restoration of Paulsdale for educational use, and enhance the ability of API's staff to carry out the organization’s mission and vision for the future.

2009/2010 Alice Paul Leaders Circle Members

Lucienne Beard*

Chris & Art Borget**

Robert Clarke**

Jane Crosby*

John & Dian Dabek**

Rhonda DiMascio*

Diane Dooley**

Michele Dorris*

Ellen Ferreira*

Dottie Fresco**

Dacia Haddad**

Elaine & Gordon Jacoby

Allen Laskin*

Barbara Lawrence*

Janet Moore Lindman*

Nancy Mirfin**

Kim Moon*

Connie O’Brien*

Mary Saile**

Dottie Schindlinger*

Libby Schwartz*

Kathleen DeFrees and Richard Shank*

Marie Thompson*

Susanne McKnight Weaver**

Patricia & Harley Williams**

Janet Ziegler** 

*Renewing Leaders Circle members
 **New Leaders Circle members


Your gift will help the Alice Paul Institute promote the work and legacy of Alice Paul and ensure that our programs have a lasting impact.  Your support and the contributions of others enable API to provide educational and leadership development activities that are affordable and open to a diverse constituency. And, it also allows API to maintain and preserve Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s birthplace and family home as a historical and community resource for future generations.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, in 2008 API:
  • conducted more than 41 Meeting Alice programs for 750 students from eight schools
  • conducted 25 open house and special tours for more than 1000 visitors
  • held its second triennial Alice Paul Equality Awards for more than 200 people to celebrate the life and achievements of five outstanding women
  • received its first grant from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) to hire an intern to research and write lessons plans for elementary, middle and high school teachers for the New Jersey Women’s History Website
  • conducted two Looking At Careers panels for 250 high school students in Winslow Township and Willingboro
  • presented Girlblazers Summer Camp for 25 girls from St. Joe’s Pro  and LEAP Academy
  • presented the Girls Share Their Voice Report at the Freedom on Our Terms Conference at Hunter College, New York City,  in collaboration with Delaware Valley Grantmakers and PNC Bank in Philadelphia, and at the Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Conference at Penn State University, Abington and shared the report at the 18th annual Women’s Studies Conference at Southern Connecticut State University   

  • hosted six “Days of Discovery” programs for more than 100 Elderhostel attendees (adults 55 and older)
  • piloted  Alice Paul and the Leadership Parade, a history/character education program for 1st -3rd graders for 50 students at Ridge Park Elementary School in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • conducted four GOLD (Girls Overnight Leadership Development) programs for 80 girls at Paulsdale


If you are 70 ˝ or older (or know someone who is),
you can roll over your IRA distribution for 2013 to charity

       The “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (“ATRA”) permits Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners starting at age 70˝ to make tax-free charitable gifts from an IRA directly to eligible charities, such as the Alice Paul Institute (API), up to a total of $100,000 for the tax year 2013. 

For 2013 tax year:  After January 2013 and before January 1, 2014, the donor requests that his or her IRA plan administrator transfer funds directly to API.  For this qualified charitable distribution, the donation to API is excluded from the donor’s adjusted gross income in 2013.

By transferring your IRA distribution to API, you will become a member of the Alice Paul Leaders Circle.   

You can also help support by making API the beneficiary of your IRA. Doing so can eliminate the income tax, estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax that could otherwise consume potentially a large portion  of your retirement account before it goes to your heirs.  By making API the beneficiary of your IRA, you will become a member of the Alice Paul Legacy Society, a group of individuals who are supporting API beyond their lifetimes, enabling the organization to continue its work in developing future “Alice Pauls” in years to come.  

The information presented here is not intended as legal advice. We encourage you to consult your attorney and tax advisor to discuss how the ideas presented here may apply to your situation. 

If you are interested in knowing about other planned giving opportunities, please contact API Executive Director Lucienne Beard at 856-231-1885.

By Phone 856-231-1885
By Mail P.O. Box 1376, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

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This page was last updated on Tuesday February 05, 2013

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