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The Louisiana Bar Foundation

Advancing Equal Justice and law-related education through Fellowship


Annual Fellows Gala
(chairs) Christopher K. Ralston and Harry "Skip" Philips, Jr.
(staff) Laura C. Sewell

Coordinates nominations for the Distinguished Honoree and Calogero Justice awards as well as all planning and implementation aspects of the gala including venue, sponsorships, auction, menu and logistics.

(chair)W. Michael Street
(staff) Sue Garrett

Responsible for fiscal year budget and oversees management of all LBF funds in accordance with the investment policy. Recommends policies to govern the investment and management of funds to the Board of Directors. Works with the Investment Manager and Auditor. The treasurer serves as chair of this committee.

(chair)Amanda W. Barnett
(staff) Dennette L. Young

Works with Communications Department and the LBF Secretary to educate the public, lawyers and judges about the community service of lawyers in order to improve the public perception and opinion of lawyers.

(chairs) Amanda W. Barnett
(staff) Laura C. Sewell

Works with Board and Development Department to provide funding for the annual operations budget, major gifts, special projects and endowment; recommend policies governing development activities to the Board; and identify and cultivate relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals and other potential supporters.

(chair) Barry Ashe
(staff) Dennette L. Young

Focuses on promoting study and research in the field of law, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of lawyers. Oversight of the Oral Histories Project , Scholar-in-Residence Program (publication and distribution of addresses, reports, treatises and other literary works on legal subjects) and the Legal Archive (acquisition, preservation and exhibition of rare books, documents, art, and other items of significant historical interest to the legal community and general public.

(chair)E. Jane Sherman
(staff) Donna C. Cuneo

Composed of LBF Officers and the Executive Director.

(chair) H. Minor Pipes III
(staff) Donna C. Cuneo

Ensures the effective and equitable governance of the Foundation by conducting evaluation of relevant procedures and making recommendations to the Board of Directors and Fellowship regarding warranted amendments to the Foundations Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

(chair) W. Michael Street
(staff) Donna C. Cuneo

Chaired by Treasurer. Reviews grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the disbursement of funds received by the Foundation through the IOLTA Program, as implemented by Order of the LA Supreme Court. Studies and recommends policies regarding standards by which applications are to be measured and funding decisions are to be made in compliance with the Order.

Kids' Chance
(chairs) Michelle Sorrells and Sherry Watters
(staff) Dennette L. Young

Oversight of the Kids' Chance Program created to provide educational scholarships to the children of workers who have been seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in a work related accident.

Nominating Committee
(chair)E. Jane Sherman
(staff) Donna C. Cuneo

Recommends Fellows for vacancies on the board.

Special Designees
Access to Justice, TBA
Community Action, TBA

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