Support Justice through Education & Advocacy this Summer
About the Campaign
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is thrilled to launch its first-ever Associates Giving Campaign on July 5th! Run by associate coordinators who are associates at law firms across the Bay Area, this campaign is the first of what we hope will be an annual fundraising drive benefiting legal aid for the East Bay’s most vulnerable residents. Although contributors to the campaign can include associates, partners, non-lawyers, and the firms themselves, it is a campaign that allows the passion, drive, and generosity of the Bay Area’s associates to truly shine!
The funds raised through this campaign will allow EBCLC to continue providing free, high-quality legal services to low-income East Bay community-members and stellar clinical legal education to the nation’s next generation of advocates committed to social justice.
With your support, EBCLC can continue serving thousands of clients annually in the areas of housing, health and welfare, immigration, juvenile justice and education access, consumer justice, reentry, and community economic justice.
Fostering Friendly Competition
Starting the first week of July, each Wednesday and Monday, EBCLC will post a list of the top contributing firms in each of the four firm size categories on our website. At the end of the campaign, the highest contributing firms will be recognized in EBCLC’s year-end Annual report for their generosity and commitment to legal aid.
EBCLC will also recognize the Campaign’s “All Star Associates”—non-partner donors who give a cumulative total of $250 or more to the Campaign—on our website.
Final campaign results will be posted in August. The highest contributing firms in each firm size category will be highlighted in EBCLC’s year-end Annual Report, and on EBCLC’s website and social media (Facebook and Twitter), all of which are shared with over 5,000 EBCLC supporters, including over 1,600 EBCLC alumni. Additionally, EBCLC will share highlights from the campaign with Berkeley Law’s Communications Office and legal news media outlets.
Please contact Nana Duffuor. Donor Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information about the orientation calls, or for more details about the Campaign.
Founded in 1988 by a group of Berkeley Law students who recognized a) the pressing need for community-based legal services for the East Bay’s most vulnerable residents and b) the importance of experiential legal education, EBCLC has been fighting for justice through education and advocacy for over 27 years. Our work would not be possible without the support of the Bay Area’s law firms, which currently contribute approximately 8% of our budget. This year, we’d like to challenge the Bay Area’s most influential law firms to do even more by participating in the Associates Giving Campaign.
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