Are donations to Prairie State Legal Services tax-deductible?
Yes, contributions are tax-deductible; Prairie State Legal Services is a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Can I make a donation in support of my local PSLS office?
When possible, Prairie State directs donations to the local service office in the community where the donations originate. You may direct your gift to an office outside of your community by indicating the office of your choice.
How are donations recognized?
All donations are recognized in the Annual Report. Donations made through the Campaign for Legal Services are often recognized at Campaign events, in bar association journals and sometimes in local newspapers. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of friends, family or colleagues. Requests to remain anonymous are also honored.
Will I receive confirmation of my donation?
Each donation is acknowledged in a letter shortly after receipt of the gift. Every year in January we send each donor a summary of all gifts made by the donor in the previous year.
For questions about any of these methods of giving, please contact:
Jennifer Luczkowiak, Director of Development at (224) 321-5643
Prairie State Legal Services is a charitable not-for-profit organization and gifts are tax deductible under IRS section 501(c)(3). All gifts receive a written acknowledgement and donors are recognized in our Annual Report. Requests to remain anonymous are honored.
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is funded, in part, by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). As a condition of the funding it receives from LSC, it is restricted from engaging in certain activities in all of its legal work — including work supported by other funding sources. Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. may not expend any funds for any activity prohibited by the Legal Services Corporation Act, 42 U.S.C. 2996, et. seq., or by Public Law 104-134, §504(a). Public Law 104-134 §504(d) requires that notice of these restrictions be given to all funders of programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation. Please contact our Administrative Office at (815) 965-2134 for more information regarding these prohibitions.