- Last Updated 08/21/2012 -
2012 Bar Foundation Annual Report
In 1932, the Minnesota State Bar Association created the Minnesota State Bar Foundation as its charitable arm. 2012 celebrates 80 years of charitable giving by the Foundation.
From July 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012, the Foundation received 56 grant applications totaling $172,658 and awarded $40,400. The lowest grant was $500 and the highest grant was $4,000 The need continues to be great. To this end, the Foundation has undertaken a strategic plan to increase our grant awards. We continue to strive to meet our mission of legal assistance to the disadvantaged, improvements in the administration of justice and law-related education.
The Foundation’s ability to fulfill its charitable purposes depends on the generosity of its donors. The Foundation has an optional $25 check-off on the MSBA’s annual dues renewal statement and the majority of the Foundation’s contributions come through this source.
MSBA members are encouraged to consider making a donation at other times of the year, not just during the dues renewal period. A gift to the Foundation is a thoughtful way to commemorate the work, value, retirement or memory of another lawyer. All gifts are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Donations can be made to the Minnesota State Bar Foundation, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Minneapolis, MN 55402 or online.
I want to express sincere thanks to you, the assembly, to our donors, the hardworking MSBA staff and the Foundation Board members who have given generously of their time and talents during the past year. Thank you.
Erin E. O’Toole-Tomczik, President