Cincinnati Bar Foundation

Giving to the CBF

The generous support of attorneys, individuals, law firms, private foundations, corporations, and government agencies enables the foundation to operate its ongoing programs and develop new initiatives.

To you, our donors, we offer our sincere thanks for your financial support.  We look forward to your continued generosity as we work together to serve the community and legal profession.

Thank you!

Ways to Give

  • Online:  You can make a gift through our secure donation site.    Donate Now >

  • By Mail:  Cincinnati Bar Foundation, 225 East Sixth Street, 2nd Floor, Cincinnati, OH  45202
    Please make checks payable to the Cincinnati Bar Foundation

  • By Phone:  513-699-1393

 

Individual Gifts          
You can opt to make an unrestricted donation to the CBF, or you may designate a gift to any of the funds listed below.  Either way, we will do our best to insure that your gift will help as many people as possible.

 

Tribute Gifts             
Gifts made in honor or in memory of someone are a wonderful way to  show your appreciation to a family member, colleague or friend.  We will  send a letter acknowledging your gift to the person (or family of the person) you are honoring.  We also recognize tribute gifts in the monthly CBA Report.

Matching Gifts           
You may be able to increase the value of your gift to the CBF if your employer offers a Matching Gift Program.  Check with your HR department to see if this program is offered through your workplace.

Gifts of Stock or Securities  
Making a gift of appreciated stock to the CBF provides critical financial support for our efforts while giving the donor potentially significant tax  benefits.  To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Rene McPhedran at rtmcphedran@cincybar.org or 513-784-9595

Justice Gift                 
A $15,000 gift to the general fund may be established in recognition of an attorney by one or more contributors (a group of attorneys, associates and family members).  Those designated and honored received special  recognition in the form of a permanent copper-etched plaque and  biographical sketch maintained at the Cincinnati Bar Center.

Named Fund              
A designated restricted fund, earmarked for a specific project or area of  interest may be created with a gift of $100,000.  The $100,000 may be achieved through a five-year pledge with an initial minimum gift of  $25,000.

Planned Gifts             
You can make a lasting impact through a Planned Gift.  A charitable bequest so the CBF will enable us to serve the community for years to come.  For more information, visit our Planned Giving page.

Sponsorship               
Another way to give is through corporate, firm or individual sponsorship. Sponsorships allow our foundation to hold fundraising events and raise money for our programs.  Sponsorship is a great way for companies and organizations to increase their visibility as well as give back to the community.  The CBF offers sponsorships for various events, including the annual Quid Pro Am Golf Outing and Rock the Foundation.

In-Kind Donations      
In-kind donations are non-financial gifts in the form of donated goods or services.  Examples include donated items that we can use for raffles, i.e.opera tickets or restaurant gifts certificates.

Cy Pres Awards          
Cy Pres Awards are residual funds in class action cases and sometime  other types of proceedings like probate matters that cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries for a variety of reasons. These funds can be distributed to appropriate charitable causes and the CBF is an appropriate beneficiary.  For more information on Cy Pres Awards, contact Rene McPhedran at 513-699-1393 or rtmcphedran@cincybar.org


The CBF is an independent, non-profit and charitable organization that is tax-exempt under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Questions?
Contact Rene McPhedran at 513-699-1393 or rtmcphedran@cincybar.org

 

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