Find Us in the Catalogue for Philanthropy | DCLAW Students


In June, we announced our selection to the Catalogue for Philanthropy, a highly respected and locally-focused Guide to Giving that helps creates visibility and philanthropic dollars for charities in Greater Washington. LSIC was one of 375 charities vetted on the basis of need, impact, cost-effectiveness, and transparency of finances.

Our sincere thanks to the Catalogue for highlighting our work and placing us among the very best of local nonprofits committed to “challenging the status quo, tackling critical issues, and offering support, dignity, compassion, and opportunity to those who need it most.”

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Law Students in Court (LSIC) is honored to announce its selection for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington as one of the region’s best community-based nonprofits. The award reflects LSIC’s status as a highly effective local organization working to bring equal opportunity to all in our nation’s capital.

A Trusted Guide to Local Giving: The Catalogue for Philanthropy Helps Donors Make Smart Decisions about Where Their Dollars Will Make a Difference

The Catalogue for Philanthropy connects caring citizens with worthy community causes. Since 2003, it has raised more than $33 million for featured nonprofits. Said LSIC Moses Cook,

“The Catalogue for Philanthropy is turning watchers into doers, and bystanders into givers. We are thrilled to receive this honor, and we are excited to share our mission with the entire DC region.”

The Catalogue’s vetting process is rigorous. Members of a 130-person review team, made up of foundations, corporations, peer nonprofits, and the philanthropic advisory community, evaluate Catalogue recipients on the basis of program impact and fiscal soundness.

“The Washington, DC region ranks third in wealth disparity in the nation – having one of the most affluent (and well-educated) populations in the country, and also one of the poorest,” notes Catalogue President Barbara Harman. “We are in a unique position to help our neighbors by connecting donors and volunteers to worthy, local nonprofits.”

In November, 25,000 individuals and hundreds of family foundations will receive copies of the print Catalogue. To receive a complimentary copy of the Catalogue when it is released, visit


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