Ohio Lawyers Give Back was founded by Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. to promote the use of cy pres in class action settlements.

Often at the conclusion of a class action, some class members cannot be found and their share of the settlement goes unclaimed. This can amount to a large sum.

The ancient cy pres doctrine is now being used to anticipate unclaimed funds and distribute them to the next-best beneficiaries, including a host of worthy nonprofits that serve the community in a myriad of ways.

Under the aegis of Ohio Lawyers Give Back, Dworken & Bernstein has been responsible for the distribution of over $37 million to many deserving communal organizations since 2003.

Considering the tremendous potential to pour unclaimed settlement dollars back into the community, Dworken & Bernstein uses the Ohio Lawyers Give Back platform to encourage and support the broad use of cy pres in class action settlements across the country where significant unclaimed funds are expected.

Contact us today to learn more.

Charities Receiving Cy Pres Donations To Date

 

  • 211 Geauga County Community Service
  • ACCESS
  • Action for Children
  • Adoption Network Cleveland
  • Agnon School
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Akron Community Service Center & Urban League
  • ALS Association
  • Aluminum Cans For Burned Children
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • Amigos Together for Kids, Florida
  • Andrews Osbourne Academy
  • Andy Nowacki Foundation
  • Another Chance Ohio
  • Antioch Development Corporation
  • Arc of Greater Cleveland
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Beck Center
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Birthright
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Boy Scouts of America, Greater Cleveland Council
  • Brandeis University, Sustaining the Mind, Florida
  • Breakthrough Charter Schools
  • Buckeye Ranch Foundation
  • Camp Sue Osborn
  • Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Catholic Charities
  • CDCRC
  • Center for Responsible Lending
  • Columbus Children’s Hospital
  • Childhood League
  • Children’s Home Society, Florida
  • Children’s Hunger Alliance
  • Christ Child Society
  • Cincinnati Hamilton Community Action Agency
  • Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship
  • City Year Inc., Florida
  • Cleveland Foodbank
  • Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District Scholarship Fund
  • Cleveland Scholarship Program
  • Cleveland Sight Center
  • Coach Sam’s Inner Circle
  • Coalition on Homelessness and Housing
  • Coats for Kids
  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Columbus Historical Society
  • Columbus Housing Partnership
  • Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
  • Columbus Urban League
  • Community Partners, Florida
  • Community Refugee & Immigration Services
  • Community Services of Stark County
  • Community Shelter Board
  • Connecting for Kids
  • Cornerstone of Hope
  • County of Geauga Courthouse Renovation Fund
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Crossroads of Lake County
  • Cure Tay Sachs
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Cuyahoga Community Land Trust
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • DARE America (Ohio)
  • Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
  • Diversity Center
  • Domestic Violence Center
  • Eliza Bryant Village
  • Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy
  • Environmental Health Watch
  • Extending Housing
  • Fairfax Renaissance Development Center
  • Fairview Park Hospital
  • Fisher House, Dayton
  • Flashes of Hope
  • Flock Community Meals
  • Flying Horse Farms
  • Forbes House
  • Franklin County Children’s Services
  • Friends of E Prep School
  • Friends of Green Cay, Florida
  • Gathering Place
  • Genesis House
  • Gordon Square Arts District
  • Grange Insurance Audubon Center
  • Greater Linden Development Corporation
  • Guadalupe Center Inc., Florida
  • Habitat for Humanity, Columbus
  • Habitat for Humanity, Dayton
  • Habitat for Humanity, Maumee Valley
  • Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
  • Hannah’s Home
  • Hard Hatted Women
  • Heart of Florida, United Way, Florida
  • Hiram House Day Camp
  • Home Ownership Center, The
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati
  • Incarnate Word Academy Student Advancement Endowment
  • Interfaith Home Maintenance Service, Inc.
  • Jennings Center
  • Jesuit Retreat Center
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Judson Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Julie Billiart School
  • Karamu House
  • Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Florida
  • Labrador Retriever Rescue Society of Cincinnati
  • Lake County Free Clinic
  • Lake County Historical Society
  • Lake County Juvenile Court
  • Lake County Volunteer Visitor Guardian Partnership
  • Lake Erie College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lakewood Catholic Academy Scholarship Need Program
  • Lawrence School
  • Legacy III
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services
  • Lorain County Safe Harbor
  • Lorain Free Clinic, Inc.
  • Lucas County Land Bank
  • MADD
  • Maingate Business Development Corporation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northeast Ohio
  • Malachi House “A Home of Hope”
  • Maltz Museum
  • Mandel JCC, Florida
  • Mary Lee Tucker Fund, Inc. aka Clothe-A-Child
  • Menorah Park
  • MetroHealth
  • MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants
  • Milestones Autism
  • Miller Paul Marut Scholarship Fund
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Museum of Divine Statues
  • Mustard Seed Development
  • NAACP
  • National Church Residences of Waverly, Ohio
  • National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • National Community Stabilization Trust, LLC
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Ohio
  • National Court Reporters Archives
  • National Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center
  • National Urban League
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • NCRC Growth Program
  • Neighborhood House Association of Lorain County
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
  • New Directions for Living
  • New Directions, Inc. Alcoholism Treatment
  • NorTech
  • North Coast Community Homes
  • Northeast Ohio Autism Group
  • Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
  • Notre Dame College
  • Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks
  • Ohio Cancer Research
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
  • Ohio CDC Association
  • Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Ohio Innocence Project
  • Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Ohio Organizing Collaborative
  • Ohio Poverty Law Center
  • One Community
  • One Sight
  • One Way Farm Children’s Home
  • One World Everybody Eats
  • Padua High School
  • Park Works
  • Policy Matters Ohio
  • Project Love
  • Public Justice
  • Rainey Institute
  • Rising Star Learning Center
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Central Ohio
  • Rose Mary Center
  • Rotary Gift of Life
  • Salvation Army, Cleveland
  • Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland
  • Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
  • Shoes and Clothes for Kids
  • SIBS, Columbus
  • St. Malachi Center
  • Slavic Village Development
  • Society for Rehabilitation
  • South Lorain Community Development Corp.
  • Special Olympics of Ohio, Inc.
  • St. Aloysius Orphanage
  • St. Augustine Hunger Center
  • St. Edward’s High School Scholarship Program
  • St. Herman’s Hunger Center
  • St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Star House, Columbus
  • Stark County Out of Poverty Partnership Inc
  • Suicide Prevention Education Alliance
  • Team NEO
  • The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
  • The Cleveland Orchestra
  • The Cleveland Pops Orchestra
  • The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy
  • The Heal Foundation, Autism, Florida
  • The Housing Advocates, Inc.
  • The Vincent Federico Scholarship Foundation
  • The Wilds, Columbus
  • Toledo Community Service Center
  • Top Soccer, Florida
  • Towards Employment
  • Transitional Housing, Inc.
  • Transplant House
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • UH Center for Emergency Medicine and Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center
  • UH Center for Urologic Oncology & Minimally Invasive Therapies
  • UH Dermatology
  • UH Geauga Medical Center
  • UH Radiology Department
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • United Way of Butler County
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
  • Ursuline College Master of Arts
  • Veggie U
  • Vincent Federico Scholarship Foundation
  • West Side Catholic Center
  • Wigs for Kids
  • Willoughby Fine Arts
  • Womankind Maternal and Prenatal Care Center
  • Working in Neighborhoods
  • Workplace Fairness
  • YWCA Columbus
  • YWCA Dayton
  • YWCA Elyria