A modest grant from the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s Birdsall Impact Grant Fund will help the Butler County Bar Association promote its newly established charitable foundation and its first community event.
This year, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation is pleased to support the inaugural event of the newly formed Butler County Bar Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization awarded its non-profit status on March 19, 2015.
The new Butler County Bar Association Foundation will strive to preserve and enhance public trust in the legal system and the legal profession by promoting good works that advance the local system of justice. Moreover, the foundation plans to support children and family related charities in the local community.
Capitalizing on the nexus between the bar association’s membership of predominately solo practitioners and the county’s small business community, the Butler County Bar Association Foundation will conduct its inaugural event in November on “Small Business Saturday. ” The event will provide an opportunity to promote the new foundation and to begin to build collaborative relationships with other small independently owned businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community. The Birdsall Impact Grant will help offset the costs associated with the event and help the Butler County Bar Association Foundation develop marketing materials and resources to promote their law-related educational initiatives.
Created in 2006, to commemorate the retirement of then County Bar Services Director Arthur Birdsall, the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation’s Birdsall Impact Grant program helps county bar associations or foundations establish or enhance a charitable, educational or access to justice program or project that is consistent with the mission of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and makes an immediate impact on the way the county bar association or foundation serves its members, its community and its courts. The goal of the grant program is to fund annually one or two grants which are consistent with the Foundation’s mission of law-related education or access to justice. The program is open to all bar associations and foundations, with consideration given to those with limited needs. The next application cycle closes on April 8, 2016. Click here more information and grant application materials.