It has been a wild and unpredictable March and April, and I am not only talking about this crazy weather. March Madness was truly "mad" this year! How many of you had your bracket "busted" early in the tournament? Who would have thought that Loyola-Chicago would make it to the Final Four over some of the "Blue-blood" schools? And what about Sister Jean - the break through celebrity of the games? Her bobble head dolls sold out in record breaking time!
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation
This month, the NCBF Member spotlight features the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF).
The Complete Guide to Bar Foundations
A free member benefit to all NCBF members, the guide contains sound advice and information along with sample policies that you can adapt to fit your foundation's needs.
Recent Listserve Q&A
My bar foundation is considering adding a category to our Fellows Program which would ask Fellows who are paid-up to continue to give on an annual bases to help sustain our grants program. Has anyone added this level or have an annual giving component that is not capped?
NCBF Members Only resources feature surveys covering a range of topics, ncluding the national impact bar foundation funding has on legal services and the administration of justice, and executive compensation.
NCBF 2018 Annual Meeting
Registration is open for the 2018 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 2-4, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL!
NCBF Excellence Award
Congratulations to Deborah R. Gross, Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association, winner of the 2018 NCBF Excellence Award. The NCBF Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy by an individual. Deborah is a true trailblazer in her support for Philadelphia's public interest legal community and the advancement of justice. Follow this link to view her many achievements outlined here. The Excellence Award was presented to Deborah during the NCBF Breakfast and Membership Meeting, Saturday, February 3, at the 2018 NCBF Midyear Meeting. Deborah is pictured left with Jessica Hilburn-Holmes, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.
2018 Midyear Meeting Vancouver - Thanks for Attending!
Thanks to the NCBF Program Committee, sponsors, and speakers for a successful Midyear Meeting in Vancouver! Programming at this year's meeting featured workshops on corporate sponsorships and planned giving, and an interactive session on how to relieve stress and achieve more. Meeting materials and handouts are available here on the NCBF/NCBP joint handouts page, and click here to view candid photos from the meeting. Make sure to read a recap of the meeting here in the NCBF President's Message.
West Virginia Bar Foundation is 2017 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award Recipient
The Student Legal Clinic Grant, awarded to the West Virginia University College of Law by the West Virginia Bar Foundation, is the winner of the 2017 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award. See the Awards Page for more information.