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Date: Friday, March 15, 2013

Where: MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380, (Between 6th and 7th Streets), Downtown Mpls

Time: Noon

Lunch will be provided. By Tuesday, March 12, please RSVP to Sue Bores whether you ARE or ARE NOT able to attend.

If you cannot attend in person but wish to participate by telephone, please call 1-888-721-8686 and use conference ID 2786325#.


1. Approval of December 14, 2012 Minutes

2. Wills for Heroes

3. Financial Report
A. Investment Committee Report
1. Portfolio Aggregation
2. Portfolio Overview
3. Portfolio Performance Review
4. Portfolio Position Analysis
5. Quarterly Investment Review

B. Treasurer’s Report
1. MSBA Financial Activity Report
C. Budget: Recommendation for a line item to attend the National Conference of Bar Foundations' Annual & Midyear Meetings

4. Board Member Terms
A. Eligible For Re-Election to another 3-Year Term: John Bultena, Patrick Costello, Jill Prohofsky, Pat Trask
B. Not Eligible for Re-Election: Erin O'Toole-Tomczik

5. Conflict of Interest Policy

6. Fundraising Committee Report
A. Donor Recognition Program

7. Strategic Planning
A. Grant Review Process Committee Recommendations

8. Miscellaneous
A. Future Meeting Dates:
1. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Noon at the MSBA offices
2. Next Meeting TBD

9. Acknowledgement Letters and Other Mail

10. Mission Statement

11. Grants
A. Grant Review Committee Recommendations
B. Consideration of Grants:
1. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
2. Council on American Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN)
3. Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project Inc (BWLAP)
4. Mediation Works North Inc.
5. Minnesota Justice Foundation
6. Modulo De Informacion Recursos Y Apoyo
7. Wings Family Supportive Services Inc.
8. SEWA-AIFW (Denied)
9. Cancer Legal Line
10. Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
11. Access Justice
12. Sojourner Project Inc. (Rejected)
13. Minnesota Recovery Connection
14. Breaking Free (Rejected)
15. United Blind of Minnesota
16. Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
17. Home Line
18. Sexual Assault Program of Northern St Louis County

C. Grant Summary Report
D. Form 990 & 990EZ Spreadsheet

12. Other Business