How to Support the Bar Foundation

Lawyers and legal professionals have a special responsibility to help the poor, children, the disabled and those who are especially vulnerable in times of crisis have access to legal representation.

The Bar Foundation offers many opportunities for both individual and institutional to contribute. Hamilton Circle members, Life Fellows and Advocates of Justice have made long-term commitments to building the endowment which will allow the Bar Foundation to provide stable and increasingly larger annual grants to the public interest legal community. Others support the Bar Foundation annually by donating their arbitration fees, making a contribution to the Individual Giving Campaign, making a memorial or tribute gift, participating in United Way or other payroll deduction programs or supporting the Access to Justice Campaign.

Law firms and other institutional supporters of the legal community participate in the Raising the Bar Campaign or by sponsoring the Bar Foundation’s fundraising events.

Contributing to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation shows you care about our justice system and the assistance it provides to the community. With one contribution you are supporting all the public interest legal organizations in the Philadelphia area that serve those who need a lawyer to help them assert their legal rights but who can’t afford one.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and as such, all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The official registration and financial information of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.