Douglas A. Johnson Circle | Center for Victims of Torture

Douglas A. Johnson Circle

The Douglas A. Johnson Circle is a group of CVT supporters who have made a profound contribution to CVT through a planned gift.  We thank our Douglas A. Johnson Circle members for their dedication to our mission to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and their communities and to stop torture worldwide.

By adding your name to our Douglas A. Johnson Circle list, it lets torture survivors know they are not alone, and it inspires other donors to make a similar gift.

You are eligible for membership in the Douglas A. Johnson Circle if you have named CVT as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or trust
  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Life income or other planned gift (charitable gift annuity, pooled income fund, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or remainder interest in a personal residence)

Our Douglas A. Johnson Circle members receive special benefits, including:

  • Storycloth, our quarterly newsletter.
  • CVT's annual report;
  • Invitations to special events and gatherings of CVT donors in communities across the U.S.

For questions about the Douglas A. Johnson Circle, or if you have made a planned gift to the Center for Victims of Torture, please contact Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell at 612-436-4888 or fnorvell [at]


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