The West Virginia Bar Foundation held its Annual Meeting on June 2, 2022. After a quorum was established and the previous Annual Meeting minutes approved, President Christy Morris gave a report on the activities and services of the WV Bar Foundation during the past year.
Activities included the Bar Foundation Fellows Dinner, with 17 new inductees, and the 11th Lawyer Leadership Institute, with 11 young lawyers participating. The Lunch and Laughs event was postponed due to COVID and will be held during the upcoming fiscal year, on September 9, 2022. Several grants were distributed during the year, totaling $45,500 for the fiscal year.
Since the first WVBF grant in 2004, there have been 84 separate grants made in a total amount of more than $506,000. In addition, more than $89,000 has been provided in support of student scholarships and the legal clinics at the WVU College of Law with specific grants designated by the honored judges and lawyers at the ten Lunch and Laughs With Legal Legends events.
Secretary/Treasurer Lucien Lewin reported on the finances of the WV Bar Foundation. Revenues are in line with budgeted expectations, and the organization received a clean financial audit for the fiscal year 2020-2021.
New board members nominated and elected during the meeting are as follows:
  • Sandra Chapman, Wheeling
  • Wilbert Payne, Beckley
  • Jill McIntyre, Lewisburg
  • Barry Taylor, Huntington
  • Tom Tinder, Charleston
We’d like to thank the outgoing board members for their exceptional and dedicated service over the past 6 years:
  • President Christy Morris, Charleston
  • David Jividen, Wheeling
  • Ellen Cappellanti, Charleston
  • Gerry Stowers, Charleston
  • Tracey Weber, III, Weston
The full list of Board Members is found at our website here: