Ways to support VLA

No gift is too big or too small. Donations of $25, $50, or $100 today really can make a difference tomorrow. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Your personal contribution to VLA will help us continue and expand our services:

  • Legal services to low-income artists
  • Legal services to arts nonprofit organizations
  • Educational programming
  • Scholarship programs for artists
  • Outreach programming
  • Maintain lower fees for legal services and educational programs

Organizing a fundraiser?

Whether you are coordinating a lecture, party, or concert, donating the proceeds to VLA is simple and guarantees the continuation of our services to the arts community. If you plan to support us with a fundraiser, please contact Kathryn E. Wagner, Esq., registrations@vlany.org.

CONTACT: 212.319.2787, ext.1


Artist and Arts Organization Membership

Membership for artists and non-profit or for-profit arts organizations. Find out more about the levels and benefits of membership.


Attorney Membership

Membership for attorneys at any point in their career. Find out about the levels and benefits of membership, and become a member.


Institutional Membership

We extend special benefits for law firms and corporate donors. Click below for more information on corporate and law firm membership benefits.



Our sincerest thanks to all our supporters. VLA is a nonprofit legal service organization supported in part with public funds, by state agencies, and through generous gifts from all our wonderful supporters.

Institutional  Members

Benefactor Level

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Home Box Office, Inc.
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Skybridge Capital
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Sustainer Level

  • Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Leichtman Law PLLC
  • McLaughlin & Stern LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Shapiro Arato LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Withers Bergman LLP

Foundation, Corporate and Government Support

  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • Esquire Bank
  • First Republic Bank
  • The Liman Foundation
  • The Lucille Lortel Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • The Reed Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • The Venable Foundation

Gala Supporters

Gold Sponsors

  • Citi
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Bronze Sponsors

  • Citi Cards
  • Citi Holdings
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • David Leichtman and Laura A. McGinn
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Shapiro Arato LLP
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


  • City National Bank
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Agnes Gund
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
  • Neil Jenney
  • Martin Karlinsky
  • LexisNexis
  • Lionsgate Entertainment
  • Jonathan Moses and Abby Young
  • Netflix
  • Paul Robinson
  • Donna and Ed Sirlin