...promotes through philanthropy the rule of law, access to justice, and law-related education.
The Virginia Law Foundation welcomes donations from attorneys and their families, non-lawyers, law firms, and corporations who wish to contribute to our efforts to ensure access to justice to those who are most in need, seek improvements in the judicial process, involve law students in public service, and promote public education about the law and the legal process throughout Virginia.
Donations may be designated for the following purposes:
Unrestricted Use - Will be used to support projects that (1) provide legal services to the indigent and/or promote pro bono legal services; (2) provide improvements in the admdinistration of justice; (3) educate the public about the law; (4) provide public service internships to Virginia law students; or (5) supplement the general operating expenses of the VLF.
Public Service Internship Fund - enables selected first, second, or third year law students from each of Virginia's eight ABA-accredited law schools to work for law-related public interest employers during the summer months.
You may designate your donation to this fund to be directed to one of the law schools listed below:
- Appalachian School of Law (Grundy)
- George Mason University School of Law (Arlington)
- Liberty University School of Law (Lynchburg)
- Regent University School of Law (Virginia Beach)
- University of Richmond School of Law (Richmond)
- University of Virginia School of Law (Charlottesville)
- Washington & Lee School of Law (Lexington)
- William and Mary School of Law (Williamsburg)
Rule of Law Project - an educational program taught by volunteer citizen lawyers in Virginia, specifically designed to enhance the teaching of the Rule of Law to 7th & 8th Grade civics students in public and private schools throughout Virginia. The purpose of this unique educational program is to better inform middle school students about the role of the Rule of Law as the foundation for our unique representative form of governmental democracy and the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the intention of making them more active and engaged citizens of the world. This program is undertaken by the Virginia Bar Association through the financial support of the Virginia Law Foundation.
Law Day Programming - Workshops and presentations regarding issues important to expanding our understanding of the importance of the Rule of Law.
Endowment Gift - donations earmarked for the Foundation's endowment will become part of the investment pool which will support activities of the VLF well into the future. By dedicating funds now to be used continually in the future, the benefits of your gift can be extended well beyond this day.DONOR OPTIONS
The VLF welcomes an opportunity to explore a variety of gift options which are deductible for income and estate tax purposes.
- Cash Gifts
- Life Insurance
- Honorary and Memorial Gifts
- Appreciated Stock
- instruct your broker to transfer the securities to Citi Smith Barney, DTC #0418, to the account of the Virginia Law Foundation (#170 - 0526C - 11). For proper credit, please advise Sharon Tatum, VLF Executive Director, of your transfer. Gifts to the Virginia Law Foundation are tax-deductible [FEIN 51-0198088].
- United Way Contributor's Choice Program (Richmond only)
- Wills & Bequests
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Remainder Annuity
- Charitable Lead Trust
The Foundation is a publicly supported organization and is exempt from federal income tax under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the Foundation as provided in §170 IRC. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to or for the use of the Foundation are also deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes. The Virginia Law Foundation is an approved United Way recipient under the Contributors Choice Program (Richmond area only). The Foundation is registered as a charitable entity with the Virginia Division for Consumer Affairs.
All donations should be made payable to the VIRGINIA LAW FOUNDATION, and mailed to 600 East Main Street, Suite 2040, Richmond, VA 23219. Please indicate how you would like to have your donation applied. A tax receipt will be provided.
For additional information, please contact The Virginia Law Foundation at (804)648-0112 or by email at email@example.com