During its annual recognition ceremony last month, the West Virginia University Foundation made a special award to the WV Bar Foundation for its ongoing support for the legal education programs at the WVU College of Law. Pictured above at the ceremony are Bar Foundation Board of Directors member and retired Judge Advocate General, Ken Gray, and WVU President and former WVU College of Law Dean, Gordon Gee, wearing one of his signature bowties.

In just the past three years, the Bar Foundation has provided more than $103,000 for law student scholarships through the proceeds from the Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend events and from the Bar Foundation’s Public Service Scholarships. Utilizing the sponsorships, contributions and donations that are received, the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors will continue to work to improve the administration of justice and the provision of legal services as the philanthropic organizations for the legal profession and the justice system in the state.






The Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the distinguished lawyers who will serve as the roasters for the 4th Annual Lunch and Laughs With a Legal Legend on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, beginning at 11:30 AM, where Forest “Jack” Bowman, Professor Emeritus of the WVU College of Law, will be honored with a “friendly roast”.

Providing the humorous stories and tales about Professor Bowman will be three of his longtime friends and colleagues–WVU College of Law Dean Emeritus John Fisher, WVU College of Law Professor Charles DiSalvo and Steven Crislip, Attorney at Law.

Each year, the honored guest designates a worthwhile charity to receive the net proceeds from the Lunch and Laughs event with more than $33,000 having been distributed in the first three years. Professor Bowman will be selecting his charitable activity in the very near future.

Sponsorships of $2,000 provide a reserved table with 10 seats. Individual tickets can be purchased for $60. A majority of the amounts is tax deductible. Please contact the Bar Foundation to make reservations— tom@wvbarfoundation.org

304-343-9823—P. O. 4845, Charleston, WV 25364.

A Good Time for a Good Cause!







During this month, several lawyers from around the state have made generous tax deductible contributions to further the beneficial work of the Bar Foundation. The Bar Foundation expresses its sincere appreciation to these individuals—

Richard Bolen-Huntington
Patrick Deem-Bridgeport
Mary Claire Eros-Shepardstown
Linda Nelson Garrett-Summersville
H. G. “Chip” Shaffer,III-Madison


In addition, more attorneys are renewing their annual memberships or becoming new regular members of the Bar Foundation for the July, 2014-June, 2015 fiscal year. The annual membership fee is $50 with the Lifetime membership fee being $500. (Bar Foundation Fellows are automatically Lifetime members.)

Those lawyers who have paid their membership dues include:

Susan Brewer-Bridgeport
Jennifer Hughes-Charleston
Frank Jackson-Wheeling
Christopher Prezioso-Martinsburg






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Thomas R. Tinder, Esq. Executive Director West Virginia Bar Foundation Post Office Box 4845 Charleston, WV 25364

304-343-9823-phone tom@wvbarfoundation.org


The philanthropic organization for West Virginia’s legal profession and justice system.

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