The definite purpose of the Trust is to raise money to free Kwame Kilpatrick from prison, and support efforts to realize justice in his legal fight.

Freedom and Justice Trust



About The Trust

The Freedom and Justice Trust is a trust established to raise funds to help defray the legal expenses of former Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick.

The Trustee of the Trust is former US Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick(D-MI).

Under the terms of the Trust, the funds raised can be used only for expenses(including attorneys fees and costs) incurred in connection with the legal representation of Kwame Kilpatrick. There is no legal limit on the source or amount of contributions that the Trust can accept.

Contributions to the Trust are not subject to public disclosure. The Trust is not required to file any disclosure reports with any government agency or authority.

Contributions to the Trust are legally gifts to Mayor Kilpatrick. Accordingly, such contributions are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

Such contributions also count against the unified lifetime amount for gift and estate tax purposes, to the extent that any contribution from an individual donor exceeds the annual exclusion amount.

For 2013, that amount is $14,000. This means that a gift from an individual donor to the Trust in 2013 that is $14,000 or less will not be subject to any gift tax.

Contact Us

If you have any questions concerning the Freedom and Justice Trust, please contact Congresswoman Kilpatrick at:

or write to:

Freedom and Justice Trust P.O. Box 70402 Washington, DC 20024