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What They're Saying

"I will tell you that FDD has been such a partner. Whether it is dealing with the Iran deal and the flaws that were in it, all the way to human shields and all the things that we need to do to combat it, you've been a partner in a time where we need partners.  And so I appreciate that very much."
Amb. Nikki R. Haley
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
“You thanked me for meeting with the FDD officials to inform them. You got that part wrong. I meet with FDD officials to get informed.”
Amb. Ron Dermer
Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.
"We rely on a lot of the analysis that FDD does. It's enormously effective at what it does, deeply substantive, passionate about its work, all the sorts of things that you would want in a think tank."
Brian Hook
Special Representative for Iran, U.S. Department of State
"As FDD knows and has exposed very well, Iranian commercial airlines play a critical role in ferrying Qods Force operatives, weapons, equipment, and funds to international locations in furtherance of Iranian state-sponsored terror operations."
Sigal Mandelker
Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
“I love FDD. … I want to thank FDD for the work it's done over the years on so many critical issues. ... We have drawn heavily on the scholarship and analysis of FDD. … We need organizations like FDD to continue their scholarship on the threats that we face.”
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster
Former National Security Advisor
"A record low for the reach of petrodollars: CIA & FDD fake news w/ selective AlQaeda docs re: Iran can't whitewash role of US allies in 9/11"
Javad Zarif
Iran's Foreign Minister
“FDD is the special forces of the think tank community”
Bret Stephens
New York Times columnist
“The Foundation is making a difference across the world.”
George W. Bush
Former President
“[FDD] is a wonderful organization protecting the country from the bad guys.”
Antonin Scalia
Former Supreme Court Justice
“It is the efforts of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that is dedicated to these issues day in and day out – your work every day makes a real difference in these battles that we wage.”
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
“The intelligence community notes what FDD does and deeply appreciates it. Your scholarship shows connections between a whole bunch of nefarious actors out there – proliferators, sanctions-busters, and money-launderers. What it is you’re able to do with open sources complements and reinforces what goes on inside the intelligence community.”
Gen. Michael Hayden
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency
"Mr. Dubowitz’s campaign to draw attention to what he saw as the Iran nuclear deal's flaws has taken its place among the most consequential ever undertaken by a Washington think tank leader."
New York Times
“I think success [in terms of a nuclear deal with Iran] would have been doing exactly what FDD originally suggested we do, and that was give the ayatollah a choice between the collapse of his economy or compromise on his nuclear weapons program and giving up that program.”
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)
Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee
“I'm an avid consumer of FDD's work. And I've spent many hours talking to Mark and his colleagues, about Iran in particular. It's always a respectful and thought-provoking debate, and oftentimes in Washington, when people use words like “respectful and thought- provoking,” they mean they didn't really like the conversation very much. But in this case, I relish them and I look forward to them, because it makes me sharper and it makes our policy better, I believe.”
Jake Sullivan
Former Deputy Assistant to President Obama and National Security Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden
“I have long admired the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. I have long felt it’s very important the issues that are raised here, and I have long felt that when we talk about foreign policy, it has to be done on a bipartisan basis and we have to work very closely together across the aisle.”
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)
“FDD is vital to the education of the Congress, parts of the executive branch and the American people. Truly, FDD has emerged as the authoritative surrogate government, a source we can count on to know what to do and how to do it.”
Robert "Bud" McFarlane
Former U.S. National Security Advisor to President Reagan
“The Foundation is helping lead the war of ideas in the battle between freedom and totalitarianism.”
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
“I have such an appreciation for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, for their work, for their advocacy, for their insights. What this foundation does is extraordinarily important to the national interest and security of the United States. And for those of you who are supportive of the Foundation, I want you to know that.”
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
"FDD’s commitment to factual research and nonpartisan analysis in pursuit of national security makes you a unique and necessary voice. That commitment, in fact, made you one of the first to recognize the gas-for-gold scheme. During trial preparation, we came to know you as friends and we thank you for all your help."
Jennifer McReynolds
Special Agent, FBI

Investing in FDD

Our world today is extremely volatile. We at FDD expect to fight many difficult battles in the days ahead. We have much to do – work that needs to get done. FDD is well positioned to continue helping Washington’s policy makers connect the dots, identify the most critical national security challenges, and offer creative ideas for tackling these most important issues.

We are fortunate to a very special group of supporters who understand how much is at stake in this critical moment in history; who agree with FDD’s mission and understand its importance; and who provide us with the means to fight the battles that must be fought. We hope that we can count on you to be in our leadership.

FDD is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax-deductible.

You may submit your donation by credit card using the form below.

Checks can also be mailed to:
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
P.O. Box 33249
Washington, D.C. 20033

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FDD's Trustee Program

FDD welcomes supporters making contributions of $10,000 or greater to the Trustee level. As a Trustee you will enjoy a number of benefits including: access to off-the-record policy briefings and conference calls with FDD experts; invitations to special events in Washington and around the world; and exclusive email updates from President Cliff May.

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FDD's Planned Giving Program

As a forward thinking and proactive organization, FDD can provide investors with an important and lasting legacy by giving them the opportunity to build a solid foundation from which FDD can fight the battles that must be fought over the years ahead. The important issues that our organization addresses today will still exist in the foreseeable future. We want to continue creating a safer world for our children and grandchildren to live in, and we hope to have your help in doing so.

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FDD Future Campaign

Establishing an FDD endowment will perpetuate your values and priorities well into the future. Endowment giving is by no means a substitute for annual giving, but rather the ultimate expression of your values and priorities – a way to shape the world in which your children and grandchildren will live.

An endowment may be established during your lifetime or as a part of your estate plan. Almost anything of value may form the basis of your endowment gift to FDD. Cash, most appreciated property, retirement assets or real estate may offer you tax and planning advantages in addition to the opportunity of advancing the causes championed by FDD. We know that every endowment gift is unique, so we offer you our planning expertise and encourage you to speak with your professional advisors. We look forward to continuing the conversation with you.

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