The Leeuwenhoek League

The Leeuwenhoek League, Cure Violence’s leadership giving circle, recognizes donors who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to Cure Violence. The League is named after Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (ley-vuhn-hook), a Dutch scientist who first observed previously unknown and invisible microorganisms. This led to a scientific understanding of disease contagion, and treatment of previously incurable diseases. The generous gifts of Leeuwenhoek League donors allow Cure Violence, in the same way, to make visible the contagious nature of violence, and to lead local, national and global efforts to treat and reduce violence using a health approach.


In supporting Cure Violence’s mission to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods, Leeuwenhoek League members invest in a future where violence is a thing of the past. Your support carries the power to:

  • Save lives by increasing violence interruption on the streets
  • Change lives by establishing alternatives to violence and healthier behaviors
  • Train and provide technical assistance to local partners implementing Cure Violence programs in their communities
  • Build a global movement to treat violence as a health problem


Leeuwenhoek League members enjoy special invitations and engagement opportunities.

  • Invitation to the annual Leeuwenhoek Lecture and exclusive reception
  • Opportunity to meet and converse with Violence Interrupters and Outreach Workers at the annual Cure Violence Celebration
  • Recognition of your membership on the Cure Violence website


Membership in the Leeuwenhoek League recognizes donors who make ANNUAL GIFTS OF $1,000 OR MORE. We welcome you to join us.

  • Gifts can be made by mail, online or via phone
  • Gifts can be made over multiple months via automatic credit/debit card payments
  • Membership is renewable annually

To learn more about becoming a member of the Leeuwenhoek League, please contact the Cure Violence Office of Advancement by email at

Download a copy of the Cure Violence Annual Report 2014.

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