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The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic is a not-for-profit corporation under Illinois law and is recognized by the IRS as a Sec. 501(c)(3) public charity. All gifts, grants and donations to the organization will be tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information about how to give please contact the Clinic at (847) 737-4042 or info@NSLegalAid.org.

Giving Levels

Level

Donation

Perks

Legacy Donor
$20,000

Recognition in Annual Report, website, and social media. Feature in newsletter. Mid-year update from Executive Director.

Leadership Donor
$10,000

Recognition in Annual Report, website, and social media. Feature in newsletter. Mid-year update from Executive Director.

Platinum Donor
$5,000

Recognition in Annual Report, website and social media. Feature in newsletter. Mid-year update from Executive Director.

Silver Donor
$2,500

Recognition in Annual Report, website, and social media. Feature in newsletter.

Bronze Donor
$1,000

Recognition in Annual Report, website, and social media.

Friend
$500

Recognition in Annual Report and website.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, & Securities

Would you like to give to the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic and also reduce your taxes for the 2021 tax year? By making a tax-smart planned gift, you can fulfill both your personal and philanthropic goals.

The Clinic now accepts stocks, bonds, and mutual funds from individual donors and corporations. Compared with donating cash or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to increase your gift and your tax deduction.

Donate Individual Stock*

Donating individual stock may save you money as you avoid capital gains tax while deducting 100 percent of the value of the contribution.

Donate From an Individual Retirement Account*

When you donate from an individual retirement account, you may avoid paying income tax on your contribution. Plus, any contribution you make will allow you to take a full deduction and could be counted towards your minimum required distribution.

Standard Deductions When Filing Tax Returns in 2021*

Due to key provisions in the CARES Act related to charitable contributions, if you file with standard deductions, you may be able to take advantage of above adjusted gross income deductions.

  • The $300 above-the-line charitable deduction has been extended for single filers who do not itemize deductions.
  • For 2021, this above-the-line deduction is increased to $600 for married couples filing jointly who do not itemize tax deductions.
Donate From a Corporation

Due to key provisions in the CARES Act related to charitable contributions, corporations may also be able to deduct 25% of their taxable income, raised from 10%.

*The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic does not provide financial, tax, or legal advice on financial matters. To make the best financial decision that suits your own needs, you must conduct your own research and seek the advice of a licensed financial advisor, accountant, or attorney if necessary.

Even in these uncertain times, we appreciate that you may want to explore your options for supporting the Clinic. As you review these options, you may be surprised these can offer benefits to you too. Please be in touch and let us know how we can assist you.

Thank you for all that you do to ensure access to justice to those in need in suburban Cook County and throughout Lake County. Together we are helping our neighbors achieve productive and secure lives.

Planned Giving

There are different ways to make a planned gift to the Clinic. Donors may fund a planned gift through:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Deferred Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Estate Planning
  • Life Insurance Policy

Matching Gifts

​Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees - doubling or even tripling the impact! Check with your HR department on this policy.