The NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation Inc. is a tax-exempt charitable-educational organization under section 501(c)(3) that was created through the transformative bequest of chapter member and major donor Allan Botshon. Allan had a storefront law practice on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. (Learn more about Allan’s life on page 4 of the Spring-Summer 2015 chapter newsletter,

The Chapter Foundation’s policy is to preserve Allan’s one-time bequest for the long-term benefit of the Chapter and its programs, and it makes allocations from income generated on the principal for Chapter program grants. Past grants include support for chapter educational activities and support for chapter operations throughout the pandemic, start-up support for the Parole Preparation Project (PPP) of the Mass Incarceration Committee which enabled PPP grow and cultivate a substantial external funding stream; support for mass defense operations throughout the summer of 2020 related to the racial justice protests following the killing of George Floyd; and substantial grant to the chapter, which the chapter allocated to a chapter Affirmative Litigation Committee known as the George Floyd/BLM Affirmative Litigation Committee. In addition to funding Chapter projects and operations, the Chapter Foundation was also responsible for the purchase of the office condominium, the first permanent home for the Chapter and the Chapter Foundation.

The Chapter Foundation is currently raising funds to support the renovation of the Chapter and Foundation offices, to allow for events, trainings, and gatherings in our new home.


Tax exempt gifts for educational and public service activities of the NLG-NYC may be made to The NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation Inc., and will be granted to the Chapter, including for donor advised Chapter activities.

Bequests for general support or educational and public service activities of the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild can be made by making the NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation Inc. the recipient of the gift.

Charitable Gift Annuities are available through the Chapter Foundation, and, for members 70½ or older, you can make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from your IRA to the NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation.

The Foundation’s annual reports, tax returns and organizational documents are available on the Charities Registry website of the New York State Attorney General’s Charites Bureau:

To make a tax-deductible donation earmarked for the work of the chapter, use the link below, or mail your check(s) made out to the NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation Inc. to:

The NLG-NYC Chapter Foundation, Inc.
14 East 4th Street, Suite 601
New York, NY 10012

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