I am in the air at approximately 34,000 feet on my way home from Vancouver after attending our NCBF meeting at the ABA Mid-Year Annual Meeting. I can only say it was terrific and those of you who were not able to attend really missed an opportunity to hear outstanding speakers, receive important information for your bar foundation, and an opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation

This month, the NCBF Member spotlight features the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF).
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation is proud to support the Louis Stokes Scholars Program, a pipeline diversity and inclusion program of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA).

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'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 Sponsors

NCBF thanks its corporate sponsor, LexisNexis for its generous support.

NCBF 2018 Annual Meeting

Save the date for the 2018 NCBF Annual Meeting, August 2-4, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL! Check back for registration information and meeting details.

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.