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

  • Advance
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Davis & Gilbert LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Sustainer Level

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • Leichtman Law PLLC
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Pryor Cashman LLP
  • Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
  • Winston & Strawn
  • Withers Bergman

Foundation, Government, and Corporate Support

Foundation Supporters

  • BNY Mellon Foundation
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation
  • Jerome Robbins Foundation
  • The Cowles Charitable Trust
  • The Lucille Lortel Foundation
  • The Reed Foundation
  • The Shubert Foundation
  • The Springer Family Fund
  • The Venable Foundation
  • Van Norton Family Foundation

Public Support

VLA is supported in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with The City Council.

Law Firm and Corporate Contributors

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Bischof & Bischof
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Leason Ellis LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster Foundation
  • NBCUniversal Media, LLC
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  • Robins Kaplan LLP

*As of December 2023

2023 Gala Supporters

Double Platinum
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Paul Hastings LLP

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
Jenner & Block LLP
Paramount Global
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Miner-Romanoff Family

ASCAP — American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Amazon + MGM Studios
Authentic Brands Group
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Covington & Burling LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
DLA Piper and Rick Chesley
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jay L. Dubiner & Sarah Elliott
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Leichtman Law PLLC
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Perkins Coie
Shapiro Arato Bach LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
TelevisaUnivision, Inc.

Ballard Spahr LLP
Candace Arrington
Davis & Gilbert LLP
Deirdre McDonald
Edward Copeland
Ferdinand IP Law Group
Gary H. Glaser, PLLC
Janisse Bruno
Jillian Ruben
Joseph Tedeschi
Kaye Spiegler PLLC
Lawrence Shire, Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C.
Lena Saltos
Michael Salzman
Peter Rienecker
Peter R. Stern
Pryor Cashman LLP
Ryan Oringer
Sabrina Silverberg
Stacey Foltz Stark

Click here to see VLA’s 2023 Gala photos.

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