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NCBF March 2022 Newsletter

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According to you, our NCBF members, one of the best reasons to be a member is the constant networking opportunities available to share and learn from NCBF colleagues located across the country and involved in a multitude of philanthropic programs and services.

Participating in webinars and Annual Meetings are two beneficial ways to become a better bar foundation volunteer leader and staff professional, but another smart and easy way to gain ideas and information is through the NCBF listserv.

In the past, the listserv was used at any time to ask questions and seek information on interesting bar foundation matters with responses being placed on the website— However, there were comments made that some NCBF members did not want to receive email requests on so many topics and there were occasions when email responses were sent to “Reply All.”

Consequently, the new listserv method is to have a question included each month in the Foundation Forum. The answers to the question will be compiled in a report and included in the next month’s Foundation Forum, as well as being added to the Resource Library in the Members Only section of the website.

The listserv is a valuable service for all NCBF members; it is the “Wikipedia” for everything NCBF. Use it and be a better bar foundation leader!

Here is the listserv question from last month…

Lorrie Albert (Allegheny Co., PA) makes the following request:

  • Copies of RFP (Request For Proposal) that any NCBF members put together to get website design quotes. Please send directly to Lorrie at

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Andrea Stone Retires

Andrea has left the building!

After many extraordinary years of leadership service to the Texas Bar Foundation, to the citizens of Texas and to the National Conference of Bar Foundations, Andrea Stone has retired from her position of Executive Director. During her tenure as Executive Director, she superbly led the organization in becoming the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the nation.

For NCBF, Andrea was heavily involved in every possible activity: committees, Board of Directors member, every Officer position, meeting planner, session facilitator, expert presenter — culminating in hosting the last, and many would say the best, NCBF Mid-year Meeting ever, which was held in Austin, Texas, in February 2020!

As Andrea stated, “I am excited and look forward to embracing unchartered waters with the next chapter in my life. I must say the secret to my success has always been to surround myself with smart passionate people.”

NCBF highly commends Andrea Stone for her extraordinary expertise in leading the Texas Bar Foundation and for her personal collegiality with her many NCBF friends across the country. We wish her nothing but the best as she enjoys the next chapters of her life.


NCBF’s Communications Committee met earlier this month and made recommendations for enhancing NCBF’s website and social media presence. The committee would like to promote the accomplishments of NCBF member foundations’ grantees and volunteers. Please see the next section below for more information about this opportunity if you have someone you would like to recognize. And stay tuned for a revamped “News & Forums” section at

The Communications Committee is chaired by Candice Pace of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, and also includes Hinda Carbon of the Virgin Islands Bar Foundation, Baillie Milliken of the Texas Bar Foundation, and Sharra Wagner of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation.


NCBF would like to highlight the good work being done in the bar community. If you have a bar foundation grantee or volunteer whose accomplishments you’d like to recognize, please send a brief description and photo to and we’ll share it on NCBF social media.

NCBF Promotes Your Accomplishments


This month the NCBF Member Spotlight shines on the Rhode Island Bar Foundation. Founded in 1953, the Rhode Island Bar Foundation is a non-profit, charitable Foundation whose mission is to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of law and to study, improve and facilitate the administration of justice in Rhode Island, as well as promote the study of law, research therein and diffusion of knowledge and to promote high standards of legal education.

Read more…

Rhode Island Member Spotlight


The quarterly meeting of the NCBF Board of Directors is set for Thursday, April 7, at 12:00 Noon ET/11:00 AM CT/10:00 AM MT/9:00 AM PT, using Zoom technology.

If any NCBF member has a matter that should be considered by the Board, please provide it to President Tom Tinder,, by March 24.


August 4-6, 2022 – NCBF Annual Meeting-Kansas City, MO!

NCBF Save The Date Annual Meeting 2022

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