Ways To Give

The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing 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.

Online Giving
Your secure online gift can be made by clicking here. LCBH will not share your personal information with any other organizations or businesses.

Credit Card Donations
If you prefer to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call Allen Hailey at (312) 784-3505.

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

Matching Gifts
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.

Planned Giving
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.”

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 ahailey@lcbh.org 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.
Read more about Cy Pres

LCBH event sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels ($500 - $10,000+) and can be tailored to fit your specific needs or requests. To sponsor an event or to request more information about LCBH, please contact Allen Hailey at ahailey@lcbh.org or (312) 784-3505.

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 for spring event. Your company can donate goods or services to LCBH, including office equipment or pro bono legal services. In-kind donors are recognized at our events, on our website, and in our Annual Report. Interested in learning more about in-kind donation opportunities? Allen Hailey at ahailey@lcbh.org or (312) 784-3505.

Jeans Day
Looking for a fun way for your firm to help a non-profit organization AND offer your employees and opportunity for a casual dress Jeans Day? LCBH welcomes contributions collected from these “denim days” which offers your company or firm an opportunity to “give back”, helping LCBH provide renters with an advocate’s voice in the courtroom and offer supportive services that help to move vulnerable low and moderate income renters on the path to safe and decent housing. Questions? Please contact contact Allen Hailey at ahailey@lcbh.org or (312) 784-3505.

To Volunteer
Interested in volunteering at LCBH as a pro bono attorney or intern? Check out the Volunteer section of our website.

To be considered for the LCBH Board of Directors or Young Professionals’ Board, please e-mail a thoughtful cover letter and your resume to Allen Hailey at ahailey@lcbh.org or (312) 784-3505.