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NCBF October 2022 Newsletter

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Thank you to the following individuals and foundations for renewing your membership with the National Conference of Bar Foundations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, which began September 1, 2022.  Your ongoing support and involvement play a critical role in helping NCBF continue to offer an effective means for the legal community to come together to engage in law-related philanthropy.

Alabama Law Foundation
Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Arkansas Bar Foundation
Birmingham Bar Foundation
Bucks County Bar Foundation
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation
Delaware Bar Foundation
Foundation of the Federal Bar Association
Illinois Bar Foundation
Kentucky Bar Foundation
New Jersey State Bar Foundation
Ohio State Bar Foundation
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Orange County Bar Foundation
Pima County Bar Foundation
San Antonio Bar Associations
Tennessee Bar Foundation
Texas Bar Foundation
The Chicago Bar Foundation
Tom Tinder
Tulsa County Bar Foundation
Vermont Bar Foundation
Virgin Islands Bar Foundation
Sharra Wagner
West Virginia Bar Foundation
Pat Winthrop
Wisconsin Law Foundation
Women’s Bar Association Foundation

NCBF Renew Membership


National Conference of Bar Foundation’s annual membership renewals are due, and you can submit yours today. With your support, together we will continue to advance the work of all types of bar foundations by advancing law-related philanthropy and serving as a resource clearinghouse. If you have not already, click here to renew today. Your continued membership with NCBF allows three people from each foundation to have login privileges to access all the membership resources, including a robust resource library, educational webinars, participation in the Member Connect information exchange, the monthly Foundation Forum newsletter, and the NCBF annual meeting.

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Bill Martin - NCBF Board Member

Bill Martin – NCBF Board Of Trustees and Treasurer

In September, Bill Martin, who served with distinction for seven years as a member of the NCBF Board of Trustees and for three years as NCBF Treasurer, passed away at 90 years of age.

He received the honor of NCBF Trustee Emeritus and received the NCBF Award of Excellence for his years of legal philanthropy.

Bill was a servant leader throughout his life. After receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from his beloved University of Arkansas, he accepted his ROTC commission and served 28 years as an Air Force lawyer (JAG), retiring as a Colonel. He went on to serve for thirteen years as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Bar Association before turning his attention and expertise to bar foundation activities in both Arkansas and with the NCBF.

Bill was an expert photographer and was a fixture at meetings and events of the American Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the National Association of Bar Executives, the NCBF, and Arkansas bar organizations where he would sit in the front of the room and take photos of the speakers and the attendees.

Bill was a Renaissance Man with diverse interests including international law, gardening, jogging marathons (he completed his last race at the age of 85), travel, photography, professional ethics, history, technology, Razorbacks sports (he could call the Hogs anywhere), and love for his family. He was a devoted Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow) and a faithful church leader.

Bill is survived by his lovely wife of 59 years, Mary Lou, three children and five grandchildren.

As stated by several of his multitude of bar organization colleagues, Bill Martin had a “life well lived.”


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The October Member Spotlight shines on the Birmingham Bar Foundation and its work to provide grants to local non-profit organizations, award scholarships to local second-year and third-year law students, and provide funds to the organizations to assist with essential programs and services…

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