We value all fundraisers equally because of how impactful they are, from the students at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School to Grammy-nominated artist Mike Posner, you, too, have the power to help DJC reach audiences we can’t reach alone.
Fundraisers can be self-organized, or we can help you get started with email templates and an online fundraising page.
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Cass Tech National Honor Society students collectively raised more than $400 for DJC. We’re all fighting to ensure these students grow to become adults in a Detroit that isn’t littered with prisons, police, family separation and trauma; we’re fighting for a city that will provide them with everything they need to take care of each other. And they’re fighting for that future too.
Jon Posner was a well-respected criminal defense attorney in Detroit for over 40 years. His passion was in representing social justice activists and clients who needed his support the most. After Jon’s death in 2017, his son, Grammy-nominated recording singer-songwriter Mike Posner, reflects feeling caught under the weight of his own life.
“In 2019, I walked across America in order to find out who I was when I wasn’t ‘Mike Posner, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter.’ The journey changed my life and when I crossed the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, I decided what I wanted to do next…”
He decided to climb Mt. Everest to raise funds for the Detroit Justice Center. “They’re doing criminal justice reform work in my city that would make my dad beam with joy.”
On June 1, 2021 at 4:35 a.m. Mike successfully submitted Mt. Everest. To date, his GoFundMe has raised over $260,000 for DJC.
Fundraisers can be self-organized or we can help you get started with email templates and an online fundraising page. Reach out to Carly for more at email@example.com.
The Detroit Justice Center (DJC) is a non-profit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities.
DJC relies on a broad community of donors to sustain our work. We see the sharing of financial resources as a critical investment in our mission. In addition to financial contributions, our donors share their personal experiences, insights, community relationships and creativity within DJC.
We strive to build strong donor relationships based on clear communication, trust, and a shared vision of justice for all people. We take donor privacy seriously and can work with you to ensure that your needs are met. We will not share or sell any donor’s personal information with anyone else or send mailings or email on behalf of other organizations.
We know that receiving a donation is a financial but also personal investment from each of our donors, and take seriously the responsibility to put each gift to the maximum possible use.
DJC accepts gifts primarily from individuals, foundations, and organizations that share a commitment to our values. We reserve the right to decline gifts from individuals or institutions that advocate viewpoints or take actions that fundamentally contradict those values.
DJC does not generally accept direct corporate donations. However, DJC will consider employee recommended gifts including matching contributions, donor advised funds, employee designations and support from employee sponsored resource and affinity groups. In some specific instances, such as mission-aligned social justice focused funds, DJC may accept or pursue financial contributions or grants from corporations. These considerations are made on a case by case basis with the members of the development team. Considerations above $50,000 are reviewed with and approved by DJC’s Executive Director. Considerations of $250,000 or above are reviewed and approved by DJC’s Executive Director and the DJC Board of Directors.
This policy may be amended from time to time at the Detroit Justice Center’s discretion.