The entire Chicago legal community lost a dear friend when 94-year old Florence E. Miller passed away in 2008. A 1942 graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Florence was well known in the international trademark world, practicing intellectual property law for many years with Kimberly-Clark Corp., and with the firm then known as Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (now known as Crowell & Moring). Florence was a strong advocate for women in the legal profession and held a deep commitment to public interest law. Florence named PILI as one of the beneficiaries of her estate, allowing PILI to establish the Florence E. Miller Endowment Fund.
Support the future of public interest law and pro bono, increase the impact of your donation, and save on taxes by including PILI in your estate plan. A simple bequest, or designating PILI as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy, helps PILI and reduces your taxable estate. Establishing a charitable remainder trust or charitable gift annuity gives you an immediate tax deduction, provides income to you and your family during your lives, and ultimately provides a meaningful gift for future PILI program participants.
If, like Florence, you are interested in leaving your legacy to support PILI's work, please contact PILI's Executive Director, Michael G. Bergmann, by e-mail or at 312-832-5129.