Support Social Justice, for All

In today's social justice movement, it's up to us. As the national dialogue on racial equity continues, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is committed to creating bold change in our community and in communities across the country. Each day we are energized by you—the students, educators, guests, advocates, community members and leaders—who are inspired to action by the history of the Underground Railroad and the ongoing struggle toward inclusive freedom for all.

Your generous donation makes it possible for the Freedom Center to be a leading cultural learning center and community pillar teaching people of all ages about historical and contemporary social justice issues through educational programs, speaking engagements, featured and permanent exhibits and online educational resources. Thank you for being a champion of social justice and showing how important it is to continue this work for future generations.

More Ways to Give

Planned Giving

You can achieve your personal financial goals while also leaving a legacy of support for the Freedom Center—and our community—by using various legal and tax strategies to plan a gift to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. And we'd like to help you!

Did you know that, through a planned gift to the Freedom Center, you can:

  • Make a deferred gift by including the museum in your will
  • Avoid or postpone capital gains tax
  • Give yourself or someone you love a life income that may be greater than that earned by current investments
  • Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets passing to your heirs
  • Diversify your portfolio without incurring capital gains taxes on sale of assets

If you are considering the best way to give to The Freedom Center, we would be happy to work with you and your advisors to fashion a gift to meet your needs. Please call us at (513) 333-7541, or email

Celebrate a Loved One

Have you considered honoring a loved one with a gift to the Freedom Center? We'd be happy to talk with you about the options for commemorative gifts, such as remembering a deceased loved one or celebrating the birthday, anniversary or other special day of a friend or family member. Call us at (513) 333-7541 or email us at

Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund

The Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund was established in 2021 to celebrate and remember the life of Verneida Britton. Verneida passed away peacefully on March 28, 2021, but her family, friends and loved ones will never forget her.

Verneida Britton lived her life educating and helping others achieve their goals. In particular, she had a love for teaching history and inspiring youth to reach their full potential. Verneida brought this passion to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center when it opened in 2004 and played a significant role in developing some of our key programs. She joined the first docent class giving tours and was instrumental in training new docents and new staff. She played a big part in building the Youth Docent program into a nationally acclaimed program in partnership with The Links Incorporated. She also chaired the Freedom Center’s annual King Legacy program, which included training opportunities for youth to come together to inspire and motivate others based on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The program consisted of educational opportunities for high school students to host conversations about the current state of America and how they see themselves playing an important role, like the courageous conductors of the Underground Railroad era, in bringing about positive social change for our country.

The Freedom Center established the Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund to perpetuate Verneida’ s legacy of commitment to excellence in education, guest experience and youth cultural leadership development.

Give Online:

Use the web form above and type "Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund" in the "Tribute Gift" section.

By Mail:

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Attn: Philanthropy/Verneida I. Britton Memorial Fund
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Foundation Giving

We consistently aim to extend our mission beyond our walls. Foundations have always been on the cutting edge with us, funding provocative ideas and encouraging us to work better to reach more children and families.

Without the support of the foundation community, great ideas remain just that... ideas. With your help, we have the opportunity to change the status quo and to inspire youngsters in real ways that will result in real changes for their lives.

Corporate Partnership Program

A corporate partnership is a unique opportunity for your company to support the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It is also a great way to take advantage of our first-class facilities, exhibits and programs for you and your employees.

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To become a Corporate Partner or learn more, please call (513) 333-7541.

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Anything Else?

If we didn't answer your question here, please feel free to contact us at (513) 333-7500, or email