People from everyday Americans to public figures know how vital the National Women‘s Law Center has been to the progress that women and their families have made and continue to make today.

President Obama

“With the National Women’s Law Center, I am confident that the next time I visit, we’ll be even closer to guaranteeing every one of our children get the future they deserve.” President Barack Obama, at the Center’s 2011 Awards Dinner

Sarita Gupta

“Justice for women doesn’t happen in a vacuum — it’s inextricably linked to worker justice, racial justice and economic justice too. . . . I am awed and humbled to work with NWLC.” Sarita Gupta, Executive Director, Jobs with Justice

Sarah Egan and the All Stars

“My players reveal the promise of Title IX to transform lives — discipline on the court makes them stronger competitors and students. I’m grateful to the Center for protecting a law that spurs girls to aim high.” Sarah Egan, a middle-school social studies teacher and basketball coach in California

“With the help of advocates like NWLC, we will continue the fight for a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, without interference from her boss. I am grateful for their commitment and support.” U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Elizabeth Banks speaks at the NWLC ''Being A Woman Is Not A Pre-Existing Condition'' press conference at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on November 5, 2009 in Century City, California. NWLC And Elizabeth Banks "Being A Woman Is Not A Pre-Existing Condition" Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Century City, CA United States November 5, 2009 Photo by Noel Vasquez/FilmMagic.com To license this image (58836242), contact FilmMagic.com

“I am such an admirer of the work that the National Women’s Law Center does on behalf of women and working families all across America.” Elizabeth Banks, Actress

“A strong salute to the U.S. military for ending its ban on women’s service in ground combat and to the National Women’s Law Center for its relentless efforts to secure this historic achievement.” Lieutenant General (U.S. Army Ret.) Claudia J. Kennedy

Deborah_Larkin_663636-R3-21“I’m gratified to know my giving is creating lasting, systemic change — I’m especially proud to have helped fund the Center’s work in two landmark Supreme Court cases: one establishes that Title IX protects a person who brings a discrimination complaint from retaliation (the Jackson case); the other holds schools accountable for student-to-student sexual harassment (the Davis case). I don’t know who received the greater gift, Coach Jackson, LaShonda Davis or me.” Deborah Slaner Larkin, CEO, Women’s Sports Foundation

“The Ford Foundation has invested in the Center since its inception and helped the Center grow into the powerhouse for women and their families that it is today. The Foundation is proud to be a part of the Center’s legacy — as well as its future — with the establishment of an endowment fund to ensure that the Center’s mission and work endure and flourish in the years to come.” Susan Berresford, President of the Ford Foundation, 1996 – 2008

“The National Women’s Law Center must continue its work so that girls grow up believing that they can be strong and fast and agile in any pursuit, whether it’s business or politics or wherever their dreams lead them.” Olympic Champion Jackie Joyner Kersee

“The National Women’s Law Center understands the real-life economic consequences of discrimination and works to eliminate it — breaking down barriers that block women’s success in the trades. Their advocacy and outreach fills a great need and produces results.” Geri Harston, Executive Director, ACE Tech Charter High School

“The work that NWLC does to help women get hired and promoted in all scientific fields is absolutely essential. We need advocates like NWLC speaking out for us in Washington, in the states, and in the courts — and doing the hard work that it takes to make progress for women.” Donna Nelson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma

“The National Women’s Law Center’s advocacy at the state and national levels is essential for protecting American women’s access to the full range of health care services they need.” Sharon Green, Office of Women’s Health, Illinois Department of Public Health

“The Center has the best legal minds in the country working on issues that matter most to women and their families.” Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

“The National Women’s Law Center is always up to the challenge, assessing proposals on complex issues like Social Security and child care, fighting for women and low-income families, and leading powerful coalitions that make a difference on Capitol Hill.” Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

Lucy Flores with Marcia Greenberger

“In the same spirit that supports the National Women’s Law Center, I want to work for equal opportunity for girls and women in schools, sports, and on the job. I’ve been inspired by the effective advocacy of the National Women’s Law Center to protect marginalized communities who need a strong voice fighting for their rights.” Lucy Flores

Chris Turner, who was denied health insurance coverage because she is a rape survivor, speaks at a news conference announcing the Being A Woman Is Not A Pre-Existing Condition campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.

“I’m so grateful to the National Women’s Law Center for helping this issue get the attention it deserves. Thanks in part to NWLC’s hard work, we now have a health reform law that prohibits insurance companies from denying applications and excluding coverage for women with ‘pre-existing’ conditions.” Chris Turner