As the co-chairs of the Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ) Equal Justice Society, we ask you to join us in helping to ensure CCJ’s continuing legacy of providing a level playing field for the most vulnerable people in our state.
As you know, the Combined Campaign for Justice raises money every year to support Delaware’s three nonprofit civil legal aid agencies: Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. (DVLS), and Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. (LSCD). Each year these agencies, working in a coordinated and efficient way, help over 12,000 people with civil legal problems including public benefits, housing, domestic violence, and employment. And that number only reflects about 20% of the need for civil legal services.
CLASI was established in 1946, DVLS was established in 1981, and LSCD was established in 1996. As long as there are poor and vulnerable people in Delaware, these programs will continue to attempt to meet their civil legal needs. CCJ has been a very successful fundraising vehicle for the three agencies for the past two decades, and many members of the legal and business community have been generous and consistent supporters for each of those 20 years.
The CCJ Equal Justice Society is an endowment fund that is being managed and invested by the Delaware Community Foundation to create an ongoing source of income, in perpetuity, for these three agencies. By contributing to this important endowment initiative and celebrating CCJ’s 20 years of support for Delaware’s legal aid agencies, we all have the opportunity to help ensure CCJ’s continuing legacy and significant impact.
Through planned and legacy gifts, members of the CCJ Equal Justice Society send a strong message to the community about the importance of ensuring equal access to justice in our society. The endowment fund is an invested pool of money that creates an ongoing and reliable source of income that will be shared among the three agencies using the same sharing formula that the annual campaign uses. The agencies will be able to count on annual distributions to support the important work they do to keep people housed, fed, and free of domestic violence
To join the CCJ Equal Justice Society, please complete and return the form below. For more information, go to https://delawareccj.org/planned-giving//
Thank you for your consideration,
Elizabeth M. McGeever
William H. Sudell, Jr.
Co-chairs of the Combined Campaign for Justice Equal Justice Society