Funding the Future of Legal Aid

Tuesday, January 2, 2019 at
Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19107

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Why should you donate to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation?

Because research shows that every dollar invested in legal aid yields, on average, an $11 benefit for the individual, their family, and the whole community. Over the past five years the Bar Foundation has allocated over $2.5 million dollars in unresricted grants to legal aid nonprofits. Your donations allow us to provide this financial support that allows these organization to provide crucial resources to members of the Philadelphia community every day.

 

How to Donate

There are several ways for you to donate to the Bar Foundation:

Monthly Donations: Choose to give on a recurring basis, which will appear on your credit card statement.

Donate Online: Give safely and securely through our easy-to-use online portal.

Donate by Check: Complete a simple form and mail to our office.

Paycheck Deduction & Employer Matching Options: Ask your payroll or human resources department about these opportunities to give.

United Way Workplace Campaign: If you participate in your company or firm's United Way campaign, you can designate the Bar Foundation as the recipient of your United Way contributions by choosing Donor Option #1578.

Your Donation Matters

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is in a unique position to ensure your individual donation has maximum impact on access to justice in our community.

Philadelphia has the worst poverty rate of the largest U.S. cities, with over 28% of all residents or more than 430,000 individuals and families living in poverty.

Your generous gift to the Bar Foundation will combine with donations from many others to close the access to justice gap in our community.

Donate today to join the fight against barriers to justice.

Event Highlights

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Tens of thousands of clients per year receive direct services from organizations funded by the Bar Foundation, as well as thousands more who benefit through impact litigation and advocacy. The funding that allows us to provide these nonprofits with unrestricted financial support comes from generous donations from individuals who believe in our mission. 

 

Nonprofit Partner Impact

Our collaboration with these nonprofit partners has helped them make a substantial impact in our community this year.

Here are just a few examples of what our partners have been able to do: 

Innocence Project PA: Through the litigation of a team lead by legal director Nilam Sanghivi, Larry Trent Robert's sentence was vacated after 13 years of imprisonment for a murder he did not commit.

Women's Law Project: The WLP advocated for women seeking equal treatment and housing practices while incarcerated at Berks County Jail. The women alleged that they were the victims of discriminatory, unequal treatment and housing practices based on solely on gender.

American Civil Liberties Union PA: By ACLU's advocacy in bringing attention to the ambiguous language of marsy's law on the ballot, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that state elections officials would not count or certify the results of a voter referendum on the victims' rights constitutional amendment which would have had an impact on the rights of those incarcerated.

Public Interest Law Center: PILC served over 8 million clients in the past year,s presented testimony on environmental justice and the impact of climate change to a House Democratic Policy Committee, and filed a public comment opposing the Department of Commerce’s inclusion of a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 census.

Right to Counsel Legislation: Several of our partners collaborated with councilmember Helen Gym to successfully pass a Right to Counsel Bill through Philadelphia City Counsel.

General Assistance: Two of our nonprofit partners, Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP), collaborated to appeal the removal of the cash assistance project known as Genral Assistance.

For more information check out our nonprofit partner page and keep up to date with our latest news!

How to Donate 

There are several ways for you to donate to the Bar Foundation:

Monthly Donations: Choose to give on a recurring basis, which will appear on your credit card statement.

Donate Online: Give safely and securely through our easy-to-use online portal.

Donate by Check: Complete a simple form and mail to our office.

Paycheck Deduction & Employer Matching Options: Ask your payroll or human resources department about these opportunities to give.

United Way Workplace Campaign: If you participate in your company or firm's United Way campaign, you can designate the Bar Foundation as the recipient of your United Way contributions by choosing Donor Option #1578.

Your Donation Matters

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is in a unique position to ensure your individual donation has maximum impact on access to justice in our community.

Philadelphia has the worst poverty rate of the largest U.S. cities, with over 28% of all residents or more than 430,000 individuals and families living in poverty.

Your generous gift to the Bar Foundation will combine with donations from many others to close the access to justice gap in our community.

Donate today to help ensure that we can continue to provide the funding necessary to provide effective legal resources to the Philadelphia community.