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Donate to the ABA Magna Carta 2015 Celebration 

The ABA is developing several opportunities for you to help celebrate the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta and honor a document that helped define our nation’s ideas of law and government.

ABA Magna Carta Traveling Exhibit: In collaboration with the Library of Congress, the ABA is developing an educational exhibit that will raise awareness about Magna Carta and celebrate its enduring legacy. Comprised of freestanding banners and an informational video, the exhibit will trace the path of Magna Carta’s influence from medieval England to America’s founding to the unfolding story of the rule of law throughout the world.

ABA Memorial to Magna Carta: In 1957, the ABA erected a memorial to Magna Carta at Runnymede, England, to honor this historic document. After more than 50 years of tribute, the ABA Memorial is in need of repair. As we build up to this milestone event in 2015, the ABA is working to refurbish the Memorial and set a precedent that today’s freedoms are preserved by remembering our past.

ABA Celebration of Magna Carta: From the development of educational materials to the selection of Magna Carta as the 2015 Law Day theme to working with organizations across the country on essay and debate contests, the ABA will educate lawyers and the public about the contemporary legal issues influenced by the Great Charter.

Please note that once the fundraising goals have been met for the ABA Memorial to Magna Carta and the ABA Traveling Exhibit on Magna Carta, remaining contributions will benefit other ABA celebration activities.

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The public service and educational programs of the American Bar Association receive funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE).  The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.