Making Democracy Work

Join or Donate to the LWV!

Become a Member!

League membership is open to women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens. Voting members of the League must be at least 16 years of age.

The League is the organization where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Add your voice to over 150,000 League members and supporters across the country in making democracy work. Our members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

You may join or renew your membership online; annual membership for an individual is $50. Household memberships are $75.
(Please note online payment includes a $2 fee to cover PayPal charges. If you prefer, you may mail your dues to LWV of the Charleston Area, PO Box 20173, Charleston, SC 29413.)
Membership Levels

NEW FOR STUDENTS!!! The League of Women Voters has been inspired by the energy and engagement of our youth over the past few months. We are proud to announce that we are now offering students (18-24, enrolled full or part-time) FREE memberships this year! If you are a student and would like to join us, please email our president, Barbara Griffin and she will be happy to welcome you to the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area!

Some reasons people join the League:

  • To stay informed about local, state and national issues and government, and about decisions that directly affect you and your community.
  • Make your voice heard as an advocate for change and community problem solving.
  • Grow personally and professionally, by sharpening your skills in leadership, communications, networking, public speaking, and more as you organize and act on local and national issues.
  • Work in the community.
  • Support the League's work. (Even if you do not have time to volunteer, your membership provides important financial and symbolic support for our work.)
  • Contribute to a specific League project or program.

The benefits of membership:
  • You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong, including more than 200 members in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties.
  • You automatically become a member of LWV of South Carolina and LWV of the United States.
  • You will receive LWVSC's The South Carolina Voter.

Thank you for your support!

Donate to the League

Thank you for considering a donation! Our work is funded solely by contributions and carried out entirely by volunteers. Donations enable us to educate and empower voters of the Charleston area through trainings, candidate and issue forums, voter guides, and more -- and always for free or minimal cost to the public.

Or, print out this donation form and send your donation to the League.

Donations for general support of the League should be made payable to the "League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area," or LWVCA. Due to the League's 501(c)(4) designation, these donations are not tax-deductible.

Donations to LWVCA educational projects only should be made through the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that can receive and hold funds for LWVCA. These donations are fully tax-deductible where allowed by law. Checks made payable to the "League of Women Voters Education Fund" may be sent to:

LWV of the Charleston Area
PO Box 20173
Charleston, SC 29413

We regret that we cannot process online tax-deductible donations at this time.

Thank you for your support!