SUPPORT THE ATLANTA BAR FOUNDATION
The Atlanta Bar Foundation, as the charitable arm of the Atlanta Bar Association, is a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization; therefore, all contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Below is a brief overview of the various options available for contributions to the Atlanta Bar Foundation. This list is not all-inclusive, as an individual contributor may have unique and specific interests to be considered. As you consider your contribution, please feel free to contact the Foundation Executive Director to discuss your interests and options.
Options to contribute to the Atlanta Bar Foundation include:
- Dues Check-off
- Lifetime Fellows
- Sustaining Fellows
- Bequests or Other Planned Giving
- Cy Pres Awards
- General Contributions
When you receive your annual dues statement from the Atlanta Bar Association, a voluntary $30 contribution to the Foundation is included. Although this amount may appear nominal, when included with other members’ contributions, your donation significantly increases the ability of the Foundation to support the charitable aims and goals of the Atlanta Bar Association.
Your gift, provided as a tribute, recognizes and commemorates a significant event in the life of a friend, relative or colleague. The Foundation will notify the individual, and others that you might designate, to acknowledge that you made a gift in their honor.
Your contribution, given as a memorial, is a personal remembrance that honors the life of a friend, relative or colleague. When you make a memorial gift to the Foundation, we will notify the family of the individual and acknowledge that your gift was made in memory of their loved one.
Lifetime Fellows are leading contributors to the Atlanta Bar Foundation and therefore leaders in supporting the charitable work and projects of the Atlanta Bar Association. Your membership as a Lifetime Fellow creates a legacy of charitable giving that is invaluable in fulfilling Atlanta Bar Association charitable goals.
Sustaining Fellows are fully-paid Lifetime Fellows who continue to generously support the charitable work of the Foundation with an annual gift of $150.00.
BEQUESTS/OTHER PLANNED GIVING
You may wish to leave a legacy to the Foundation through your will. A bequest is a straightforward method of giving and can be a percentage of an estate, property or a specific dollar amount. Other forms of planned giving include trusts, gifts of securities, property, life insurance or the like. Gifts of appreciated assets, such as securities, property or life insurance, can provide an excellent way to redistribute assets and provide a more significant gift with a smaller outlay of cash. If you are considering a planned gift to the Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation Executive Director for assistance. We also advise that you work with a tax advisor when considering planned gifts to the Foundation.
CY PRES AWARDS
Cy pres awards are residual funds in class action cases that, for any number of reasons, are unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries who were the intended recipients. Under the cy pres doctrine and Georgia law, courts are authorized to distribute these residual funds to appropriate charitable causes. The Atlanta Bar Foundation and the public service programs it supports are appropriate beneficiaries of cy pres awards.
Your support as a general contribution is sincerely appreciated. The Atlanta Bar Foundation is very grateful for financial support of its charitable work throughout the Atlanta community.
Please assist the charitable work of the Foundation with your contribution.