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Leave a Legacy

Join the Seward “Pat” Brewster Legacy Society

In late 1965, a young Augusta lawyer named Seward “Pat” Brewster became concerned about the lack of access to justice for all and sought to establish legal aid for the poor. Pat led the effort to create the nation’s first statewide legal services organization and on June 14, 1966, Pine Tree Legal Assistance was incorporated to do just what he envisioned – provide legal information and representation to low-income Mainers.

The Seward “Pat” Brewster Legacy Society recognizes those who continue that tradition of support for Pine Tree’s mission through making a legacy gift to provide for the future.

Create a Legacy of Justice

Join an exclusive group of committed advocates to ensure the promise of justice is a reality for future generations. You legacy gift can be invested in our endowment to provide a reliable funding stream to Pine Tree Legal annually and endow your annual giving to Pine Tree Legal forever.

Consider this language for your estate plan:

"I give and bequeath unto Pine Tree Legal Assistance a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with its principal office in Portland, Maine, a sum of $_____________  (or ____ % of my residuary estate) to be used for its general charitable purposes.” Please note: Our tax ID number is 01-02 79387.

Please contact Helen Meyer at (207) 774-4753 or hmeyer@ptla.org  to discuss how you would like your legacy gift to be structured to align with your interests and intentions.