Greetings from the Deep South,

As I sit in my office writing my first President's column, I can see the effects of Hurricane Irma with the gusts of wind and falling rain. I know it is nothing compared to the devastation in my neighboring state of Florida and the many islands that were first hit by this hurricane.

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This month NCBF is pleased to spotlight its member, the Texas Bar Foundation. As Hurricane Harvey was “wrecking havoc” in Texas, Andrea Stone, Executive Director of the Texas Bar Foundation, started receiving calls from her NCBF friends with offers to assist in the recovery effort. The outpouring of financial support, legal assistance and available resources to the affected communities from bar foundations throughout the country was overwhelming. Andrea says it best in the video above.

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 Midyear Meeting

For the most current information on the NCBF 2018 Midyear Meeting, please visit our Current Meeting page.

Welcome NCBF New Board Members

The NCBF Board of Directors had a successful board retreat in Chicago in mid-October with the continued emphasis on providing valuable benefits and resources for our members, increasing our membership and showcasing our members on our website. They also welcomed three new Board members: Hinda Carbon, Executive Director, Clearwater Bar Association/Foundation, Alexander Fannon, Executive Director, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation, and James Huggler, Past President, Smith County Bar Foundation.

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.