You can make a gift that will strengthen the future of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project and protect our mission to provide free legal and social services to immigrants in Arizona by making plans for the organization in your will or estate plan.
With as little as one sentence, you can make a gift in your will or trust that significantly impacts the efforts of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project. Whether you choose to give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, your support ensures that we are able to continue our mission for years to come.
The Florence Project’s partnership with FreeWill makes estate planning free, accessible, and confidential. This resource enables you to create a will and protect yourself and those you love most. You can also create estate planning documents like a living will (also known as Advanced Healthcare Directive) or Financial Power of Attorney.
Please contact Anisa Villarreal at (602) 935-7010 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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