Cy Pres Awards

Cy Pres awards, refer to court-ordered distributions of unclaimed, or undeliverable funds from class action lawsuits to charitable organizations that closely align with the purpose of the lawsuit when it’s not feasible to distribute the funds. These awards aim to ensure that the funds are utilized for the greatest public benefit in circumstances where direct distribution to class members is impractical or impossible. Cy pres is an important source of funding for non-profits and legal services.

Please contact Michael Volpe, Executive Director, at or (716) 970-7100 to recommend the Milestone Foundation.