Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc.

aka PILF   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/pilf

Mission

The Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc. (PILF) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded by members of the Columbia Law School community in 1980. PILF is privately funded and raises money through events, donations, and membership dues to support and promote the practice of public interest law at Columbia Law School and across the country. PILF distributes money raised as community grants to non-profit organizations offering legal services and to Columbia Law School's Guaranteed Summer Funding program, which supports students seeking to work for public-interest organizations during the course of their studies.

Ruling year info

1980

President

Ms. Georgina C. Yeomans

Main address

435 West 116th St.

New York, NY 10027 USA

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EIN

13-3007632

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

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Our programs

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Community Grants

PILF makes community grants to non-profit organizations nationwide that offer legal services.

Population(s) Served

PILF makes an annual contribution to Columbia Law School's Guaranteed Summer Funding program, which provides summer funding to students who are working for public-interest organizations.

Population(s) Served

PILF supports Columbia Law School students who are seeking to work for public-interest organizations. PILF frequently hosts mixers, networking events, and career panels to help students establish a public-interest legal career.

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Goals & Strategy

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PILF seeks to raise money to support public-interest legal work nationwide. This includes providing grants to non-profits engaged in legal work and supporting Columbia Law School students seeking to work for public-interest organizations.

PILF primarily raises money in connection with its two major annual events: the Annual Dinner, which celebrates accomplishments in the public-interest legal community and honors an outstanding member of that community, and the Bid for Justice Auction, which raises significant funds by auctioning off items donated by the larger community.

PILF has been supporting the public-interest legal community for over 30 years. Its two large fundraising events have each been held for over 20 years. PILF is largely run by Columbia Law School students, with support by the faculty, staff, and alumni of the school.

PILF has been successful in supporting the public-interest legal community and Columbia Law School students interested in public-interest legal work. There is significant room for growth in the core fundraising programs, however, and the organization seeks to increase its contribution levels.

Financials

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Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/27/2014
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Board chair

Ms. Sandra Flow

Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc.

Georgina C Yeomans

Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc.

Eric J Konopka

Public Interest Law Foundation at Columbia, Inc.

Nell Ethridge

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Matthew E Delgado

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Carrie Tirrell

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Lane Feler

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Dee Kuchukulla

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Mary Dohrmann

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Peter Strauss

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Heather Moore

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Courtney Howard

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Elizabeth Kellner

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John Bennett

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Sheilah Kane

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