President's Column, Autumn 2015

Hello, and welcome to the NCBF website!

I'm looking forward to my year as NCBF President, and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their support, and encourage any first time visitors to explore our website to discover what NCBF membership has to offer.

Bar Foundations in Action

Boston Bar Foundation:
The M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program

With funding from the Boston Bar Foundation, the Boston Bar Association partners with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts to provide students with tools to make smart financial decisions. Since it was founded in 2005, The Financial Literary Program has reached over 4,000 high schoolers.

To learn more about this program, see BBF’s webpage or contact Public Service Coordinator Katie D'Angelo.

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

Do you have community (non-lawyer) members on your foundation boards?

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  • NCBF's Surveys

    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.

    If you are a member, you can access the surveys here with the member password. If you are not a member, learn more here.


    NCBF 2016 Midyear Meeting, February 4-6

    Don't miss out on the great program planned for San Diego!  Besides a winter break, the meeting offers workshops targeted to your needs: board training for effective fundraising; telling your story effectively to advance your mission; and bridging the cross-generational gap. 

    North Carolina  Bar Association Foundation Wins 2015 NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award

    The North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP) & Inventor Assistance Program (IAP), a service of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, provides free legal services to low-wealth entrepreneurs and inventors through direct legal representation, small business legal clinics, and the production of self-help materials.

    The program was recognized at the 2015 joint Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, National Conference of Bar Executives and National Conference of Bar Foundations in Chicago, July 31.

    Sitting in front row: Shelby Benton, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation president; Clara Cottrell, NC LEAP past chair; Kearns Davis, President-elect, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.
    Back row: Ian McDougall, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, LexisNexis; Beth Lynch, NCBF president; Allan Head, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Executive Director; and Nigel Roberts, Senior Director Global Associations, LexisNexis

    For more information about the winning program and the NCBF/LexisNexis Partnerships for Success Award, see the Awards page.

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