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Distribution of Korematsu Teaching Kits as of May 2012

  • Do you want students around the country to develop the courage to stand up against injustice? Make a donation to the Korematsu Institute today!
  • The Korematsu Institute is a program of the Asian Law Caucus, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Asian Law Caucus’ federal tax ID number is: 94-2176139.
  • Your donation is eligible to receive a 100% dollar-for-dollar match from a challenge grant the Asian Law Caucus (our parent organization) has received!
  • A $20 donation helps us send 1 Korematsu teaching kit to a classroom.

Korematsu Teaching Kits include a 100-page Teacher’s Guide filled with K-12 lesson plans, multiple videos, books and a poster.

Ways to Give

 

Credit Card Donation
Click here (scroll down to choose “Korematsu Institute”) to make a donation using your Visa card or Mastercard.

Check Donation

You can make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check payable to the Asian Law Caucus, with a note specifying that the donation is for the “Korematsu Institute.” The check can be mailed to:

Korematsu Institute
at the Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

If your workplace has a matching gifts program, ask for a matching gifts form. Your participation doubles your donation to the Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus.

Stocks and Planned Giving
There are other options available to contribute to our work, and, at the same time, minimize your income tax burden:

– donate appreciated stock
– designate the Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus as a beneficiary in your will
– name the Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement plans

Cy Pres Awards
The Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus is an appropriate recipient of Cy Pres funds because our core mission is to promote education on civil rights issues.

Cy Pres is a doctrine and practice of distributing unclaimed class action funds to programs that have a nexus to the underlying purpose of the litigation. In class action lawsuits, if there is to be a payment of damages to class members, a fund is created. After class members’ claims are paid, there is often an amount remaining. Judges and class counsel can recommend that these residual funds be distributed to the “next best” use.

By directing Cy Pres and other court awards to the Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus – including court-approved settlements, sanction awards and criminal restitution –the courts and attorneys can fund educational programs that help safeguard the civil rights of all.

The Korematsu Institute received its first Cy Pres award, from Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, in 2010. It has enabled our organization to expand our programs and further spread Korematsu’s legacy in order to protect individuals whose civil liberties are being threatened today.

If you have questions about Cy Pres or other court awards, or if you want to name the Korematsu Institute at the Asian Law Caucus as a prospective recipient of such awards, please contact: Audee Kochiyama-Holman, 415-896-1701, ext. 131, audeekh [at] asianlawcaucus.org

Other Ways to Give:
Solicit in-kind donations for events
Volunteer at our events, or provide support or advice
Your support at any level is greatly appreciated. If you need more information on these giving opportunities, please call Audee Kochiyama-Holman at 415-391-1655, ext. 13; or send an e-mail to:
audeekh [at] asianlawcaucus.org