LEGAL AND POLICY FELLOWSHIP
Last year, the Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved an innovative grant to support a Philanthropic Legal and Policy Fellowship for a law student at the WV College of Law. The student selected to serve the Fellowship was Jackson Butler, a second year law student at that time.
In a recent report from Paul Daugherty, the President of Philanthropy WV, the statewide charitable organization of community, family, corporate and private foundations where Jackson was the Fellow, Paul stated— Mr. Jackson coordinated “U.S. Congressional and Federal Agency relations to prepare for Philanthropy West Virginia’s delegation attending the 2016 Foundations on the Hill.” Pictured above during the visit to Washington, DC are, from left to right, Paul Daugherty, Tres Ross (Ross Family Foundation), Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Dr. Michelle Foster (Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation), Adam Sanders (Steeley Foundation) and Jackson Butler.
In addition, Mr. Daugherty reported that Jackson helped to “ensue the renewal of the WV Neighborhood Investment Program for another five years”, developed a new WV commission of state government officials to coordinate and collaborate with WV’s philanthropy leaders and worked with “community foundations that are considering gifts of natural resources mineral rights/assets.”
Jackson is heavily involved with leadership activities during his current third year at the Law School, including Student Bar Association President, Moot Court Board member, Tax Law Society and the Black Law Student Association Vice President.
Valuable faculty oversight and assistance for the Fellowship was provided by WVU College of Law Professor Elaine Wilson.
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