President’s Circle

The President’s Circle provides committed supporters with personal and in-depth access to the work of Direct Relief. President’s Circle members are important agents of change who share Direct Relief’s mission and work together to expand Direct Relief’s reach and impact. Members have expressed a deep commitment to the organization through extraordinary financial and personal contributions.

President’s Circle members are instrumental in helping Direct Relief bring health care to millions of people at home and around the world. Their indispensable support fuels Direct Relief’s humanitarian service and furthers our shared mission.

To show our appreciation of their significant contributions, members of the President’s Circle receive a number of unique benefits, including:

Annual President’s Circle Reception

Members are invited to the Annual Reception for an exclusive presentation by the organization’s leadership and key partners.

Invitation-Only Events

President’s Circle members receive access to invitation-only events with visiting dignitaries and thought leaders on international development and public health.

Private Dinners

President’s Circle members are invited to attend private dinners with Direct Relief’s key healthcare partners. These dinners give members first-hand information about what’s happening on the ground in the countries Direct Relief supports.

Private Warehouse Tours

Members of the President’s Circle also have the opportunity to tour Direct Relief’s secure warehouse, where they get a behind-the-scenes look at how critical aid supplies are distributed to Direct Relief’s global clinic partners. Private tours can be arranged by appointment.

Special Events

President’s Circle members also receive early invitation to Direct Relief’s special events, which include private cocktail receptions, presentations, and the biannual Santa Barbara Wine Auction. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Vintners Foundation, this popular event features superb food and wine as well as an offering of rare vintages by the region’s finest winemakers.

To inquire about membership in the President’s Circle, contact Hayley Firestone Jessup at (805) 964-4767, or


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