Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.
Our 501(c)(3) federal tax ID number is 86-065-8103.
For an unrestricted gift that allows the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project to determine how to use the funds based on the most pressing needs, use the following language for your will and/or trust:
“I give to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation currently located at P.O. Box 86299, Tucson, AZ 85754, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted charitable use and purpose.”
“I give to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Inc., a nonprofit corporation currently located at P.O. Box 86299, Tucson, AZ 85754, or its successor thereto, _________ [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property]. This gift should be used for [state the purpose] if and so long as the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project determines that the need exists. If the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project shall determine at the outset or at a later time that the need does not exist, or no longer exists, or for some reason it is not possible (or prudent) to administer my gift as originally intended, then the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project may, in its sole and uncontrolled discretion, direct the use of my bequest for a purpose related as closely as possible to that stated above.”
If you have named the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project in your will or trust, Please let us know by filling out the form so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. Notifying us of your plans will enable us to plan for the use of your future gift. However, if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will keep your name and gift in strict confidence.
Please contact Anthony Pelino at (602) 795-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Anthony Pelino is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School. His dedication to pro bono services and providing legal services to indigent immigrants spans nearly three decades. Since 1994, he has worked on a wide variety of immigration cases, with a focus on human rights-based forms of relief and deportation defense. Anthony’s journey with the Florence Project began in 1999 when he became the Project’s first out-of-state pro bono attorney. Impressed by the Florence Project’s work and mission, Anthony made two trips to Florence in 2000 to represent several detained immigrants and immediately recognized the immense need for attorneys in rural Arizona. In 2001, he relocated from Massachusetts to Arizona and continued his immigration practice representing immigrants facing deportation. Since that time, Anthony has successfully litigated over one hundred complex pro bono matters for the Florence Project as well as hundreds of bond and merits hearings. He was the recipient of the Florence Project’s first Lifetime Achievement Award and was named the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project of Boston. In 2017, Anthony came on staff as a contract attorney to assist the Children’s Program with a surge in asylum interviews. He joined the Florence Project team full time in 2018 and has managed the Border Action Team, the Mental Health Team, the Phoenix Legal Action Network (PLAN), the Direct Representation Team, and the Asylum Program. In 2019, he became the Florence Project’s first Adult Program Manager wherein he oversees all teams and initiatives serving adults, and in 2021, he became the Florence Project’s first Mission Engagement Manager. In his free time Anthony enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He has lived in Cairo, London, Cambridge, MA, and both Florence, Italy and Florence, AZ.
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