- David W. Pollard (Fayette County Education Fund) accepts grant award last year from Bar Foundation Executive Director Tinder.
BAR FOUNDATION GRANT-
The Bar Foundation provided a grant to the Fayette County Education Fund last year to support its Leadership Fayette County program for high school students. In a report from David W. Pollard, who heads the program, he stated that the students benefitted from the financial support and “look forward to their future college education with a new perspective on the legal justice system.” He went on to say that “Grant dollars from this award were used to enhance and support the development and delivery of a mock trial held in the courtroom and before the Honorable John Hatcher, Circuit Judge of Fayette County. Students spent four months preparing the trial with pro bono assistance of four local attorneys and used your award to conduct legal research on Westlaw in preparation for the trial.”
Bar Foundation Life Member Scott Long (Charleston) made a recent tax deductible contribution to increase the beneficial work being done by the organization in improving the administration of justice. The financial support received from regular memberships ($50) and Life memberships ($500) enables the Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors to continue to make grants to qualified charitable groups that meet the necessary goals and objectives. Please consider making a contribution and encouraging your colleagues in the legal profession to become Bar Foundation members. Our website—wvbarfoundation.org—-contains all the needed information.
BUSINESS VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE-
The Fourth Annual Business Volunteer Institute will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in South Charleston. The registration fee is $50 per person. This highly interactive seminar will help managers at any level learn how simple strategies for engaging employees in efforts that support societal causes can bring excitement and innovation to the workplace, revitalize staff members and improve performance. More information is available at 304-558-0111 or volunteerwv.org.