“We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.”         

–           Franklin D. Roosevelt

As the only President to enter office with a physical disability, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had unique insight regarding building an inclusive society. Serving as U.S. Senator, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and President, FDR sought to tear down barriers that limited people with disabilities.

Paralyzed from the waist down after contracting polio, he created modifications, including leg braces that allowed him to stand and vehicle modifications that allowed him to drive — one still used by millions of Americans with mobility disabilities.  

FDR’s commitment to empowering those with disabilities continues to inform Disability Rights Legal Center’s mission and purpose. DRLC honors this commitment with the Annual FDR Dinner.

This special annual event has honored such notable corporations and individuals as Nordstrom, Teledyne Technologies and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Please join us in honoring luminaries from entertainment, education, civil liberties and business communities who demonstrate commitment to inclusion at DRLC’s:

42nd Annual FDR Dinner
Fox Studios
5pm - 8pm

Support Disability Rights Legal Center, and FDR’s vision of an inclusive society, by sponsoring its annual FDR Dinner.  For more information or to reserve participation, contact Jordan Kough by phone at 443-309-2283 or email at Jordan.Kough@drlcenter.org.