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2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

PBI’s generous sponsors provide support critical for PBI to offer important programming that mobilizes lawyers to provide pro bono service by transforming the pro bono landscape at law firms and legal departments. PBI’s sponsors are recognized for their dedication to pro bono and as leaders in helping to reduce barriers to justice for the most vulnerable in our communities.


Donate: General Fund

Pro Bono Institute depends on the generosity of law firms, legal departments and individuals committed to access to justice to fulfill its mission. We invite you to join a prestigious list of supporters by making a tax deductible donation today.

Donate to the General Fund

Donate: Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono

Established by Pro Bono Institute’s Board of Directors in 2015, the Esther F. Lardent Fund for Innovation in Pro Bono (“Esther’s Fund) has been created to support new and innovative pro bono projects designed to close the justice gap. Named in honor of PBI’s founder and first president Esther F. Lardent, the fund will ensure that Esther’s vision of a society in which everyone receives equal treatment under the law remains strong and that the work to realize that vision through new and innovative initiatives will continue for generations to come. To donate to Esther’s Fund, please send a check, payable to “Pro Bono Institute” with “Esther’s Fund” noted in the memo, to:

Danny Reed
Director of Development
Pro Bono Institute
1001 G Street NW, Suite 305 West
Washington, DC  20001-5378

To donate by credit card, please call Danny Reed at 202.729.6691.

Matching Contributions

Some companies and organizations have gift programs that match employees’ charitable contributions. That means your gift can be doubled to support Pro Bono Institute.

To find out if your employer offers a matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources Department.

Planned Giving

Estate planning is a tax-wise method for you to prepare for the future. Talk to your financial or legal advisor about ways you can leave a lasting gift to Pro Bono Institute, including bequests; appreciated assets; or naming Pro Bono Institute as a beneficiary of your insurance policy, pension plan or bank account. For more information about including Pro Bono Institute in your estate plan, contact Danny Reed, Director of Development at 202.729.6691 or dreed@probonoinst.org.

Advance Access to Justice through Cy Pres Awards

Pro Bono Institute welcomes cy pres awards to help advance access to justice at a time when it is critically needed. Cy pres awards allow PBI to fulfill its mission of identifying resources for the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems.

PBI is the only non-profit organization mandated to support, enhance, and transform the pro bono efforts of major law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world, reaching millions of individuals and communities in need.

Plaintiff and defense attorneys can recommend PBI as a recipient of cy pres funds. To learn more about how you can support access to justice by recommending PBI as a cy pres award recipient, please contact Danny Reed, Director of Development at 202.729.6691 or dreed@probonoinst.org.