For more than 25 years, PBI has been transforming the pro bono landscape to help expand access to justice for people who most need, but can least afford, legal assistance. PBI is the source for all things pro bono, respected worldwide for its unparalleled expertise. We welcome your support to help ensure our legal system is open and accessible to all, especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized people and communities.
Your generosity is crucial for our mutual success.
The PBI Annual Conference and Annual Dinner provide opportunities for sponsors to support PBI’s mission and be recognized for their dedication to pro bono and as leaders in helping to reduce barriers to justice for our most vulnerable neighbors.
Sponsors pledging support for both the Annual Conference and the Annual Dinner with a minimum combined sponsorship of $25,000 prior to each year’s Conference qualify for the PBI Pro Bono Leaders Circle and receive additional recognition throughout the year.
Donate online, where you can designate your support to PBI’s greatest need (general fund), Esther’s Fund (the Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono), or the PBI Collaborative Justice Project.
Send donation checks to:
Pro Bono Institute
1032 15th Street NW, #407
Washington, D.C. 20005-1502
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Please note that membership dues are not deductible as a charitable donation, but may be deductible as a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor about deductibility.
EMPLOYER PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMS
Some employers match employee donations—which can double, triple, or quadruple your support of PBI—or provide grants to nonprofit organizations to inspire and recognize employee volunteerism. Ask your human resources department whether your employer matches employee donations or provides grants through its employee volunteer program. PBI will provide any documentation needed to become eligible for your employer’s philanthropy program. PBI has profiles on the Benevity and YourCause/NPOconnect platforms.
Donating appreciated securities may help reduce your income tax. Securities can be transferred electronically to PBI. Please consult your broker, financial advisor, or lawyer about your specific situation.
LEAVE A LEGACY
Consider including PBI in your estate planning or other long-term giving plans. Talk to your financial or legal advisor about the myriad ways you can structure your philanthropy, such as making a bequest or naming PBI as a beneficiary of your life insurance, retirement plan, or bank account, and perhaps realize tax savings.
CY PRES AWARDS
A cy pres (pronounced “see-pray”) award is the distribution of residual funds from a class action settlement or judgment that, for various reasons, are unclaimed by or cannot be distributed to the class members. The court can award the residual funds to a nonprofit organization whose work serves the interests of the class members. Typically, both plaintiffs and defendants make recommendations to the court on whether a cy pres award is appropriate and which organizations should receive the funds. PBI’s special projects, such as the Collaborative Justice Project™ may be good candidates for cy pres awards.
Thank you for including PBI in your philanthropy.
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Pro Bono Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax ID 52-1991509). Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.