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NCBF June 2023 Newsletter

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NCBF members, don’t forget to vote on the slate of candidates for the NCBF board of directors! In accordance with the By-Laws of NCBF, the Nominating Committee is please to recommend the following slate of candidates for the office of Director of the Board for a 3-year term starting September 1, 2023.

  • Lori Keating, Executive Director, Ohio State Bar Foundation – Second three year term
  • José Herrera, Executive Director, Vermont Bar Foundation – First three year term
  • Carey Shoufler, Development Director, Idaho Law Foundation – First three year term

NCBF members are asked to please vote to “approve” or “disapprove” the election of this slate of candidates no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

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Lexis Nexis Partnership With NCBF

Lexis Nexis Partnership With NCBF

NCBF is currently seeking nominations for the 2023 NCBF-LexisNexis Partnership for Success Award and 2023 NCBF Excellence Award.

NCBF is pleased to collaborate with LexisNexis once again to present this Partnership for Success Award that honors bar foundation partnership initiatives having a significant impact in their community on issues for which lawyers are uniquely positioned to lead. This award celebrates the power of successful partnerships, whether new or existing, between bar foundations and affiliated bar associations and other allied members of the legal community, working together for the benefit of the community.

The NCBF Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy by an individual. This award is a wonderful opportunity to recognize a bar foundation staff member or volunteer for a job well done. This award is meant to recognize bar foundation volunteers, employees, and others within member bar foundations. Please note, an individual nominee need not be a dues-paying member of the NCBF (to allow for past bar foundation staff members and volunteers to be considered). Current members of the NCBF Board of Directors are ineligible.

All NCBF members are invited to submit nominations for these awards. Nominations will be reviewed by the NCBF Awards Committee, and the awards will be presented during the 2023 NCBF Annual Meeting, which will be held September 28-30, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA. The recipients of both will be provided an opportunity to present at this event September 30 about the recognized individual or program and their impact.

A full list of awards criteria can be found in the Awards section at Nominations should be in the form of an emailed letter with links or a letter with attachments describing the nominee and either:

  • How a bar foundation initiative nominated for the NCBF – LexisNexis Partnership for Success Award meets the award criteria outlined above, and the impact this has made; or
  • How an individual nominated for the NCBF Excellence Award has made an outstanding contribution to law-related philanthropy, and the impact of this contribution.

The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2022. Nominations should be directed to: NCBF Awards Committee at

NCBF 2023 Annual Award Nominations

About the NCBF-LexisNexis Partnership for Success Award

About the NCBF Excellence Award


NCBF 2023 Annual Meeting

Save the date for the NCBF Annual Meeting: September 28-30, 2023, in Pittsburgh, PA, generously hosted by the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. Join NCBF for this outstanding opportunity to learn, network and share with bar foundation leaders from across the country. More details to come!


Did you know responses to previous Member Connect questions submitted by NCBF members can be viewed online in NCBF’s Resource Library? Find information about a variety of topics members are asking each other.

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This month the Member Spotlight shines on the Chicago Bar Foundation and their mission to ensure equal access to justice is their common cause as a profession, and that they can make a distinct impact in advancing that cause by the legal community coming together through the CBF.

Chicago Bar Foundation


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