The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to LCBH are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your donations directly benefit our general fund, or any specific LCBH program based on your designation.
Mailing a Donation
Please help LCBH help tenants by sending your tax-deductible gift to:
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
c/o Allen Hailey
33 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60602
Many employers have a matching gift program which can double, or possibly triple, the impact of your generous charitable donation to LCBH. Simply request a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign the form, and send to LCBH. LCBH’s federal identification number is 36-3134577.
Please consider remembering LCBH in your Will or Trust. The official name of the organization is Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing. LCBH’s federal identification number is 36-3134577.
The simplest way to make a planned gift is to make an outright bequest. For example, “I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, 33 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602, the sum of $__________________.”
Residuary bequests can also be made. This provides an opportunity to make sure that specific bequests and estate expenses are paid first. The residuary bequest would provide a certain percentage of the remainder of an estate (after debts, specific bequests, estate expenses, and taxes have been paid). A residuary bequest to LCBH could state: “I hereby give, devise and bequeath all (or ___ percent) of my residuary estate to Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, 33 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60602.”
Gifts of Stock
Interested in donating stock to LCBH? Or naming LCBH as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan? We are happy to work with you and your tax or estate planning professionals. For more information about bequests and other opportunities for making a planned gift or a major gift to LCBH, or to set up an appointment to discuss such a gift, please contact Allen Hailey at [email protected] or (312) 784-3505.
Cy pres Donations
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) welcomes cy pres, as well as court settlement awards. The term cy pres comes from the French, “cy pres comme possible,” meaning “as near as possible,” and allows unclaimed settlement funds from class-action suits to be distributed to organizations that are most likely to benefit or pursue the interests of the class. Court settlement awards come about when parties in a case agree that as part of the settlement one party will make a specified dollar contribution to a specific charity and the court approves the settlement. Please keep LCBH in mind when directing a cy pres or court settlement award. For further information, contact LCBH’s executive director, Mark Swartz, at (312) 784-3520, or [email protected].
In Kind Donations
LCBH accepts in-kind donations of goods and services. Your business can donate a gift card or certificate to LCBH as a raffle prize or silent auction item for our annual and YPB events. Your company can donate goods or services to LCBH, including office equipment or pro bono legal services. Interested in learning more about in-kind donation opportunities? Allen Hailey at [email protected] or (312) 784-3505.