|2008-09 Foundation officers are (seated from left) Susan Sullivan, vice president/treasurer; and Brian Condon, president-elect; and (standing from left) Noah Graff, secretary; Jim Martin, president; and Linda Allerdice, senior vice president.|
Foundation Installs New Officers, Directors for 2008-09
The members elected the following new directors for three-year terms ending June 30, 2011: Su-Lyn Combs, Bryant Delgadillo, Mark Garscia, Brian Holman, Richard Nakamura Jr., Thomas Reichert, Kimberly Talley, Rebecca Torrey, Paul Tripodi II, and Joel Whitley.
The following directors were re-elected for three-year terms ending June 30, 2010: Brian Condon, Michelle Inouye Schultz, and Susan Koehler Sullivan (Life Fellows representative). One director who was appointed after last year’s Annual Meeting and has already served a one-year term, Mark Cramer, was elected to a two-year term ending June 30, 2010.
The following individuals were elected to fill current vacancies on the board: Sarretta McDonough and Patrick Hunnius, each for a one-year term ending June 30, 2009; and Patricia Klemic for a two-year term ending June 30, 2010.
The following individuals were recognized for pledging/attaining Honor Roll or Fellow donor status during the 2007-08 fiscal year:
Honor Roll: Friend ($5,000 minimum)—Robert Dickerson, Gretchen Nelson, and Jill Switzer; Sponsor ($10,000 minimum)—Larry and Bobbie Liebenbaum, and Martin H. Webster
Life Fellow ($2,500 minimum)—John Byrne, Mark Cramer, Seth Gerber, Chris Heck, Peter Hsiao, Kerry Lyon-Grossman, Eric McDonough, and Sarretta McDonough
Barristers Fellow ($500 minimum)—Emma Luevano, Michael Soutar, and David Swift
Last May, the directors voted to award 23 grants totaling $291,500. Grants were awarded to the following LACBA-operated projects: Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.—School Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Program; Barristers AIDS Legal Services Project; Barristers Domestic Violence Legal Services Project; and Immigration Legal Assistance Project.
Grants also were awarded to other programs serving Los Angeles County:
The Foundation is able to make these grants only through the generosity of individuals, law firms, corporations, and foundations who respond to the Foundation’s annual direct mail appeal and those LACBA members who respond to the request for $35 that appears on the annual LACBA dues statement. Your gift really does make a difference!
The LACBF Board of Directors would like to express special thanks to all LACBA members who made a donation in response to the solicitation that appeared on LACBA’s 2008 dues statement. The total received was approximately $72,000. Your decision to include a gift with your 2009 dues payment will be greatly appreciated!
To learn more about contributing to the Foundation, including major gifts, pledge programs, installments, or credit card contributions, contact Linda Stude, Foundation administrator, at (213) 896-6409, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Information about the Foundation also can be viewed on the LACBA Web page at www.lacba.org/foundation. To make a donation now, click here.