August 2008 • Vol. 28 No. 7 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

  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 Los Angeles County Bar Foundation elected and installed the following officers for 2008-09 at its Annual Members Meeting/Board of Directors Meeting luncheon held at The City Club on June 25: James Martin, president; Brian Condon, president-elect; Linda Auerbach Allderdice, senior vice president; Susan Koehler Sullivan, vice president/treasurer; and Noah Graff, secretary. In addition, representatives from two of the Foundation’s 2008 grant recipient organizations spoke about the important work of their programs: Deborah Kelly, directing attorney, LACBA Barristers Domestic Violence Legal Services Project; and Betsy Handler, director, Legal Services, Inner City Law Center.

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:
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles—Los Angeles Immigrant Children’s Rights Project
Centinela Youth Services—Victim/Offender Restitution Services (VORS)
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)—Legal Services Project
Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)—Trafficking Shelter Legal Clinic
Disability Rights Legal Center—Pro Bono Program
El Rescate Legal Services
Healthcare & Elder Law Programs Corp. (HELP)—Better Endings Project
Inner City Law Center
International Rescue Committee—Legal Permanent Residence for Refugees/Asylees
Jenesse Center, Inc.—Legal Services Program
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center—Legal Services Department
Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center, Inc.
Long Beach Bar Foundation—SHORTSTOP Program
Loyola Law School—Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
My Friend’s Place—Legal Services Program
Sunday Free Legal Clinic

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 Information about the Foundation also can be viewed on the LACBA Web page at To make a donation now, click here.

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