Cy Pres Awards

Cy pres awards occur in class action lawsuits when the money that is awarded to class members is unclaimed or cannot be distributed to the intended beneficiaries. New Mexico’s rules of procedure allow the court to distribute these residual funds to appropriate charitable organizations that serve the community on issues related to those in the case.

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty’s work to improve living conditions, increase opportunities, and protect the rights of people living in low-income communities makes us an ideal candidate for class action cy pres awards.

If you are involved in a class action case and all of the funds cannot be distributed, please consider designating NMCLP as a recipient. For more information, contact Stacey Leaman, Development Director, at stacey@nmpovertylaw.org or 505-295-5201.

NMCLP is grateful to Treinen Law Office for providing cy pres awards to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty from class action cases. Thank you for your work and support!

Stock Gifts

Consider donating to NMCLP through the transfer of stock, bonds, and other securities. Please contact Stacey Leaman at stacey@nmpovertylaw.org or 505-295-5201 for information on how to arrange a transfer.

Planned Giving

Your will guides, honors, and protects the people, places, and values you hold dear. By including the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in your estate plan, you can create a legacy based on the values most important to you. Planned gifts are simple to arrange through an estate attorney and may be changed at any time.

Download our planned giving brochure to learn more about making a gift to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in your will or living trust. For further assistance, please contact Stacey Leaman, Development Director, at 505-255-2840 or stacey@nmpovertylaw.org.

Donor Advised Funds

Recommend a gift to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty through your existing Donor Advised Fund. Contact your fund administrator to set up the contribution.

Employer Match

Many employers offer matching gift programs that may double or even triple an employee’s donation to an eligible 501(c)(3) organization. This option may even be available if you have retired from a business, or if your spouse makes the contribution. Ask your employer’s human resources contact whether a matching gift program is available and how to participate. If you arrange a matching gift, please notify Stacey Leaman at stacey@nmpovertylaw.org or 505-295-5201.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Taxpayers age 70½ or older can donate up to $100,000 directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs, without treating the withdrawal as taxable income. If you are considering using this vehicle to make a gift, please consult your financial and tax advisor for more information.

Kim Posich Cornerstone Fund

This Fund was established to honor the legacy of Kim Posich, NMCLP’s Executive Director from 2002 to 2016. Kim’s dedicated leadership built a stable foundation on which NMCLP’s influence and impact grew. Contributions to the Kim Posich Cornerstone Fund will be designated to the development of new public interest attorneys, sustaining his work for years to come. Please consider making a secure donation to the Kim Posich Cornerstone Fund HERE.

Monthly Gifts

By setting up an automatic monthly donation, you can support NMCLP’s ongoing advocacy in a convenient, consistent way that fits your budget. Setting up monthly gifts of any amount can make a big difference! Set up your recurring donation here.