Cincinnati Bar Foundation

Recent Grant Recipients

October kicks off the Cincinnati Bar Foundation’s Annual Appeal, with the Investing for Justice 2015 Campaign. Last year, through your gifts made during the campaign, over $109,000 in grants were distributed that directly impacted thousands of people in our community. This year, we have raised the bar. Not only do we want to increase our impact on the community by making larger grants, we want to fully endow three major programs that support the Bar:

Your gift of $100 or more enables us to help a larger number of people and organizations in our community. Investing for Justice 2015 reflects our goal to raise significantly more money to have a bigger and ongoing impact. Equally important is that this shows our profession is vital to our community. Through your support, we provided grants

to help at risk children with the

  • Children’s Law Center Inc. – Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
  • Pro Kids - Cross Over Youth & Steps to Peace

to help disadvantaged citizens with

  • Cincinnati Workers’ Rights Project
  • Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati – Family Law Mentoring Project & VLP Recruitment
  • Tender Mercies Inc. – Legal Assistance Program

to help employ those with previous criminal records

  • Cincinnati Works – Phoenix Program

to educate youth about the law with the

  • Impact Northern KY – Regional Youth Leadership Law Session
  • Law & Leadership Institute – Cincinnati Program
  • Ohio High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Youth Court


to provide legal education scholarships with

  • Judicial Clerkship Summer Scholarships
  • William A. McClain Scholarship
  • Shanda L. Spurlock Scholarship
  • Summer Work Experience in Law

to educate the public about the law with the

  • CBA Lawyers for the Arts Committee
  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal – Tenant Know Your Rights Program
  • UC College of Law – Private Violence Domestic Abuse Project

to support our member attorneys with

  • CALL Scholarships    
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • John P. Kiely Professionalism Award
  • Lawyer’s Trust Account Manual
  • John L. Muething Lifetime Achievement in Law Award
  • John W. Warrington Community Service Award
  • Balanced Living Lecture Series

Your gifts will also allow the CBF to endow projects that members of the Cincinnati Bar Association count on. Your generosity  has already provided over half of the necessary funds. We now only need to raise $223,930 to fully endow:

  • Mental Health Initiative   
  • Michael H. Neumark Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Scholarships
  • Ohio High School Mock Trial

The cause for investing in our profession and the community needs you.  This is your opportunity to join in.  Your support for the Investing for Justice 2015 Campaign allows us to pay it forward to further help in Greater Cincinnati. Please join with the other members of the Association who have already pledged their support, and make your tax deductible contribution now.

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