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Thank You to Our Donors
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the people who donated to the 2016 Annual Appeal.

You Can Strengthen Justice in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is poised to respond to current and emerging civil legal needs. NH Bar Foundation grants support nonprofit legal service organizations serving New Hampshire residents who are striving to overcome poverty, abuse, and discrimination.

Maximizing Your IOLTA Account
Your IOLTA dollars make a big impact when your IOLTA account is held at a Leadership or Partner Level financial institution.

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In addition to the strong support we receive from the legal community and financial institutions, the NH Bar Foundation also receives and welcomes support from corporations, foundations, individuals, and families.

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Ways To Give

New Hampshire Bar Foundation

Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is an unrestricted, general support fund that preserves Bar Foundation services and provides funding for a range of new and innovative programs that envision new ways to create equal justice for all. Grants made from this fund often make a big difference for non-profit organizations and law-related programs serving New Hampshire residents.

Planned Giving
Planned charitable giving may be done during your lifetime or through your will. Securities, Trusts, Real Estate, Retirement Plans, and Life Insurance are a few of the assets that offer attractive options for many donors. The tax benefits depend on the vehicle used. We would be pleased to discuss the options with you.

Major Gifts
Major Gifts offer an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through the Bar Foundation. Justice Funds are created through Major Gifts and may be restricted to donor-specified objectives or be broader in scope allowing for a range of worthwhile programs to be considered for funding. Named funds may be established with $10,000 or more.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts
The Bar Foundation encourages organizations, firms, individuals, and families to remember a colleague, family member or friend by making a memorial gift to our endowment. Gifts may be made in recognition of special occasions such as birthdays, marriages, anniversaries, graduations, passing the Bar exam, making partner, appointment to the bench, retirement, or other celebrations.

Justice Society Program
Members of the Bar Foundation's Justice Society have made major gifts to the Bar Foundation by establishing a named fund, making significant contributions to existing funds, and /or making planned giving arrangements to benefit the Bar Foundation.

Cy Pres Awards
The cy pres doctrine is a court approved method of distributing a damage fund when the original purpose cannot be achieved. The recent legal trend relies on both the doctrine of cy pres and the court's broad equitable powers to allow flexibility in the distribution of class action residual funds, and permit the use of funds for broad public interest purposes by educational, charitable, and other public service organizations. Cy pres awards designated to the Bar Foundation's endowment are one of the best means available to provide civil legal assistance to those who need it the most.

Please email or call the New Hampshire Bar Foundation at 603-715-3210 to discuss any of the options above.

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