Supporting Justice For All Since 1963

Making Contributions; Tributes and Bequests

Making a Tax Deductible Contribution to the Foundation
Contributions can be made to the Foundation online by clicking DONATE NOW or mailing a check payable to:

Los Angeles County Bar Foundation (LACBF)
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055-2020

Download a contribution form to include with your check.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (213) 896-6409 or

Contributions are raised the following ways:

Direct Solicitation
Law firms, corporations, individuals and foundations are contacted by the Foundation's Directors to solicit their annual support. The active leaders in the legal community use this method to show support of the legal services programs funded by the Foundation.

Honor Roll Program
This special category recognizes individuals who have made a major commitment to the Foundation by contributing or pledging to contribute amounts as indicated below:

Founder $50,000 or more
Benefactor $25,000-$49,999
Patron $15,000-$24,999
Sponsor $10,000-$14,999
Friend $5,000-$ 9,999

There are three methods of obtaining Honor Roll Recognition:
1) a lump sum payment, 2) a pledge of one of the above amounts, to be paid off at a minimum of $1,000 per year, 3) accumulation of prior donations.

A Life Fellow is an individual who contributes an aggregate of at least $2,500 to the Foundation. This can be a lump sum contribution or a pledge to contribute a minimum of $500 per year until the $2,500 pledge is fulfilled.

A Barristers Fellow is an attorney age 36 or less or who has been in practice for 5 years or less who, while a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, contributes $500 over a five-year term or in a lump sum.

Tributes and Bequests
Individuals, law firms and other organizations use this means to honor the memory or current activities of business associates or members, friends and family members.

A memorial gift to the Foundation is a highly appropriate method of acknowledging a lifetime of service to the legal profession and perpetuating the memory of a departed colleague or admired leader of the Bar. Such a tribute assures a continuance of the honoree's influence upon the profession and the community.

Current Memorial and Tribute Endowment Funds (Additional contributions to these funds may be made at any time):

Tribute Funds
Roy H. Aaron Endowment
Donald P. Baker Endowment
John H. Brinsley Endowment

Memorial Funds
Don Mike Anthony Memorial Endowment
Joseph A. Ball Memorial Endowment
Charles R. English Memorial Endowment
Roderick W. Leonard Memorial Endowment
R. Gerald Markle Memorial Endowment
Joseph Taback Memorial Endowment
Vincent M. Townsend Memorial Endowment

The Foundation may also be an appropriate charitable choice for members of an attorney's family. Requests for suggestions by estate planning attorneys regarding possible charitable beneficiaries might well include mention of the Foundation as a highly suitable option. Attorneys may also wish to include a gift to the foundation in their own estate planning as a last, and continuing, contribution to the profession and the community.

Information on making provision in a will for gifts and bequests to the Bar Foundation may be obtained by contacting the Foundation office at (213) 896-6409.



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