I Give Because...

Lainie Rutkow, PJC supporter, former board member

Lainie Rutkow is a lawyer, but you won’t find her in a courtroom or in settlement talks. She’s an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on health policy. But she does get a window into litigation as a board member of the Public Justice Center. “Serving on the board gives me a way to contribute to a side of the law that I don’t encounter in my job,” Lainie says. More about Lainie's commitment to the PJC

Tom Glancy, PJC supporter, former board president
It just kept popping up.
That’s what Tom Glancy says when asked to explain his long-standing support for the Public Justice Center. He first crossed paths with us as a pro bono volunteer back in the 1980s. Years later, his law partner, Sheila Sachs, was stepping off the PJC’s board of directors and asked Tom to consider taking her place. Around the same time, he was working on a pro bono case for the ACLU of Maryland and ended up collaborating with then-Murnaghan Fellow Matt Hill on an amicus brief about the case’s potential effect on employment law. Impressed with what he’d seen, Tom was hooked. More about Tom's long-standing involvement with the Public Justice Center
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Michele Gilman, PJC supporter, former board president
"I am a Champion of Justice because I know that my donations are going to support meaningful work carried out by an excellent, dedicated staff in accord with the highest standards of non-profit accountability. I not only have the confidence that my donations are handled responsibly, but I also see the end results of my donations.
The PJC is unique, and worthy of my support, because it engages in long-term, systemic social change and has the expertise and know-how to make an impact."

Richard Gordon, PJC supporter

"We give generously to the Public Justice Center because ultimately, when they succeed, we all benefit. Our community becomes stronger. In our view, this organization is the last line of defense for the poor, under-represented and otherwise unpopular members of our society. The PJC helps individuals break the cycle of failure by creating access to basic needs like housing, education, employment and health care. They also create access to the justice system. They hold government, private corporations and abusive landlords accountable. In fact, the PJC levels the playing field that is so dramatically out of balance."