The Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable
affiliate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, was incorporated in 1984 in response
to the organized bar's desire to become more involved in public service.
A Board of Directors
consisting of 23 voting members
manages the Foundation. The Board is comprised of:
- One director elected from each of the 12 zones
from which the Pennsylvania Bar Association elects members of its Board of Governors
- Two directors, who need not be lawyers, are
appointed by the President-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to serve during
the President-elect's Presidency
- One director, who need not be a lawyer, appointed
by the President of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
- The President of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute
or his/her designee
- The Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division or his/her designee
- The President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
- The President, Vice-president, Treasurer and
Secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
- The Immediate Past President
Elected Zone Directors may serve a maximum of two
consecutive three-year terms. All other directors hold office for one year.
Articles of Incorporation and the
Bylaws guide the Foundation directors. The full Board meets quarterly and
relies on its Executive Committee to address management issues between meetings.
Full membership meetings are held annually in conjunction with the Annual Meeting
of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
The financial support of Foundation is generated
almost exclusively from voluntary lawyer contributions. In addition to the contributions
Pennsylvania Bar Association members make through their annual dues renewal form,
there are four categories of membership.
There are many opportunities to become actively involved in the work of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation. There are presently
twelve committees that help the Foundation carry out its mission and most meet by telephone conference call. Each would benefit from your energy, talent and expertise.