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You create justice.

People like you are at the heart of the Public Justice Center. When you make a gift, call your legislators, and volunteer your time, you invest in effective social justice advocacy for people to earn enough to feed their families; have stable, affordable homes; and access quality health care.

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Volunteer

Join the Lawyers’ Alliance and raise awareness and money for the Public Justice Center.

Share your legal skills through our Litigation Partnership.

Your support allows the Public Justice Center to advocate alongside people who are often disregarded when they speak up to defend their basic needs.

For over thirty-five years, we have taken a stand with those who would be ignored, oppressed, dismissed, and discounted. When landlords ignore tenants who raise concerns about rats and mold in their homes, we speak up in court. When employers ignore workers who question why they haven’t been paid, we sue for their wages.

Year in and year out, people like you have fueled the long fight to challenge the causes of poverty and inequity, to change the systems that keep people down.

Here’s how to help:

  

Become a Catalyst for Change

Catalysts for Change give monthly or quarterly to power our pursuit of economic justice and racial equity. Set up an automatic monthly gift via credit card online or by contacting Dan Gugliuzza by email or at 410-625-9409 x281.

Become a Champion of Justice

Champions of Justice are leading individual donors who contribute $1,000 or more to demonstrate their commitment to systemic change. Join the Champions of Justice by making one or more gifts in a year that add up to at least $1,000 in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). You can donate online or through any of the other ways to give.

Other ways to give:

By check
Matching gift
Donor-advised fund (DAF) grant
IRA distribution
Stock
Workplace giving
Pro bono / IOLTA reporting
Rikki Fleisher Fund
Leave a legacy

By check

Mail your check and donation form to:

Public Justice Center
201 North Charles Street, Suite 1200
Baltimore, MD 21201

Matching gift

You may be able to double—or even triple—the impact of your donation to the PJC with a matching gift from your employer. (Spouses and retirees may also qualify for matching gifts.) Use this search tool to see if your employer matches gifts and complete a matching gift form.

Donor-advised fund (DAF) grant

You can make a gift to the Public Justice Center through your donor-advised fund by taking one of the following steps:

IRA distribution

If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can contribute up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the Public Justice Center. An IRA charitable rollover gift supports our long-term fight for justice and benefits you. You may avoid taxes on qualified transfers, satisfy your required minimum distribution, and reduce your taxable income.

Contact your IRA plan administrator with the information below to make an IRA rollover contribution to the PJC.

Organization Name: Public Justice Center, Inc.
Address: 201 N Charles Street, Suite 1200, Baltimore, MD 21201
EIN (tax ID number): 52-1412226

Stock

Brown Advisory accepts stock gifts on behalf of the Public Justice Center and the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship. Instructions for making a stock gift are available here.

Please also contact PJC Director of Development Kathleen Gregory by email or by phone at (410) 625-9409 x239 to let her know that you plan to make a gift and the purpose of the gift.

Workplace giving

The Public Justice Center participates in workplace giving campaigns for employees of Baltimore City, the Maryland and the federal government, as well as the private sector. Make a gift through the following campaigns by using the PJC’s designation number.

United Way of Central Maryland Campaign: 6393 (includes Baltimore City government employees and the private sector)
Maryland Charity Campaign: 521412226
Combined Federal Campaign: 40003

Pro bono / IOLTA reporting

Maryland attorneys can make a gift to the Public Justice Center when filing their pro bono and IOLTA reports online.

Rikki Fleisher Fund

The Rikki Fleisher Fund honors the memory of one of our most ardent supporters. The Fund was created by Rikki’s children, Paula and Julian, to support the PJC’s commitment to and capacity for developing exceptional staff by affording opportunities to participate in transformative professional development experiences.

Leave a legacy

Name the PJC as a beneficiary in your will, your retirement plan, or your life insurance policy. Contact Kathleen Gregory by email or (410) 625-9409 x239.

Donor Bill of Rights

The PJC adopts and adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

Public Justice Center, Inc. is a §501(c)(3) organization, gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. The Public Justice Center is incorporated in the State of Maryland. Copies of current financial statements are available upon request by contacting the Public Justice Center at 201 N. Charles Street, Suite 1200, Baltimore, MD 21201 or by telephone at 410-625-9409. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and postage. The Public Justice Center is registered to request contributions in the states that require charitable solicitation registration. See our charitable solicitation disclosures page for more information.