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How to Support the ACLU of Utah

Top 10 Reasons to Support the ACLU of Utah

With a Single Sentence, You Can Defend Freedom Now and Forever

As a private organization, the ACLU of Utah receives no government funding and never charges its clients for legal representation. Our existence depends entirely upon private donations, foundation grants, court-awarded legal fees from successful cases, and membership dues. Contributions to the ACLU of Utah provide the resources necessary for a vigorous defense of the fundamental liberties outlined in the Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and they can be made to one of the ACLU of Utah's two separate corporate entities: the ACLU of Utah Union or the ACLU of Utah Foundation. Individuals who wish to financially support our efforts can do so in a variety of different ways.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Supporters can make a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU of Utah Foundation. The entire affiliate legal program as well as our public policy and educational programs are supported by gifts to the ACLU of Utah Foundation.

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Make a Gift in Honor of a Friend or Loved One

Supporters can also make a tax-deductible donation to the ACLU of Utah Foundation in honor of a friend (for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion) or to remember a loved one. The entire affiliate legal program as well as our public policy and educational programs are supported by gifts to the ACLU of Utah Foundation.

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Become a Card Carrying Member

A strong, broad membership base enables the ACLU to weigh in on the important issues of the day and lobby for civil liberties and civil rights protections at both the local and national levels. Membership dues go to the ACLU of Utah Union to help fund Utah's important work at the state legislature and our national office's work in Congress. Membership contributions are not tax-deductible.

Join the more than 550,000 people nationwide -- over 2,500 of them in Utah -- who are card-carrying members of the ACLU.

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Purchase Tickets to ACLU of Utah Events

Each year, the ACLU of Utah hosts the Bill of Rights Celebration. Generally held in the spring, this fundraising dinner offers people a chance to come together to honor those Utahns who have worked to advance the cause of civil liberties in this state and to support the work of the ACLU of Utah. If you would like to receive an invitation to this event as well as to other ACLU of Utah activities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (801) 521-9862 ext 101.

Donate Securities

In an effort to accommodate donations of securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, the ACLU of Utah Foundation has established a brokerage account with Charles Schwab & Company. Donating appreciated securities to the ACLU of Utah allows donors the same income tax-deduction as gifting cash. However, once donated securities are the property of the ACLU of Utah, they can be liquidated without incurring any capital gains tax liability for either the donor or the ACLU of Utah. Because of this tax advantage, most financial advisors recommend gifting appreciated shares, if you have them, rather than cash. If you are interested in learning more about donating securities, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (801) 521-9862 ext 100.

Create a Legacy

Many individuals choose to express their lifelong commitment to liberty by creating a legacy that helps safeguard the ACLU's future. They do so by naming the ACLU Foundation in their wills or by establishing charitable giving plans. Nationally, the ACLU has established the DeSilver Society to recognize this special group of loyal supporters. Their dedicated foresight and philanthropy, in the form of bequests and giving plans that provide income to donors or their beneficiaries during their lives, provide precious revenue to the ACLU after their lifetimes. Throughout the ACLU's history, thousands of individuals have chosen to act as stewards of our constitutional heritage for future generations. If you are interested in more information about how to join the DeSilver Society, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at or by phone at (212) 549-2518.