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Gates Foundation Donates Millions to Legal Aid of Washington

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Gates Foundation Donates Millions to Legal Aid of Washington
By Christine Cristiano


Thanks to a generous donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, legal aid offices in Washington will get some much needed
financial relief.




                              11/04/09                                   In addition, according to press release last week, the
                                                                         foundation announced that Kate James will serve as its
                              Over the next three years, the             chief communications officer and also serve as senior
                              foundation has pledged to donate           communications advisor to the foundation’s co-chairs and
                              over $4 million to be shared with          executive team. Previously, James held the position of senior
various community based foundations, libraries and the 26                vice president for global corporate communications with
non-profit legal aid offices in the state of Washington. Legal           Citibank.
aid provides free legal service to low income residents and will
receive approximately $3 million of the grant.                           The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s mandate ‘’seeks
                                                                         to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest
Due to the downturn in the economy, Legal Aid offices have               resources—have access to the opportunities they need to
experienced a marked increase in clientele who cannot                    succeed in school and life.’’ Globally, the foundation ‘’focuses
afford legal representation regarding foreclosures, domestic             on improving people’s health and giving them the chance
violence, and evictions, resulting in a financial strain on the          to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty’’ in
organization. Legal Aid is funded through interest accounts              developing countries.
that are held in trust by attorneys for their clients. According
to The Legal Aid for Washington, a decrease in interest rates
and various other factors combined contributed to the 80
percent drop in funds.




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