Gala 2017: Cruisin' with the Columbus Bar
The 2017 Columbus Bar Foundation and Association Gala will be held on March 11, 2017 at the Hollywood Casino. This year's theme is "Cruisin' with the Columbus Bar."
Ticket sales for the gala support the Columbus Bar Foundation's programs and projects. CBF programs improve access to the courts for all people, encourage greater professionalism, provide law school scholarships and promote understanding of the law and the role of the legal profession.
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Rock 'n Bowl 2017
The Columbus Bar Foundation was a Sponsor for Rock 'n Bowl 2017 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace, with proceeds benefitting The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This year, we surpassed our goal and raised over $130,000! Thanks for coming out and supporting the kids!
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50 Year Luncheon 2016
The Columbus Bar Association and Foundation honored members for their 50 years of service to the bar and the community on September 27. 2016 honorees were: Otto Beatty, Jr., John P. Bessey, Charles J. Blum, Dominic J. Chieffo, John A. Connor, David S. Cupps, Frank H. Foster III, William S. Friedman, Michael H. Gertner, Stephen S. Gussler, Jeffrey W. Hutson, Bruce A. Hyslop, Frederick M. Isaac, Gary L. Jones, Elbert J. Kram, William W. Lamkin, Edward A. Matto, Alvin J. McKenna, Joel H. Mirman, Michael D. Saad, Beatrice K. Sowald, Philip W. Stichter, Hamilton J. Teaford, and Edwin A. Wisner.
2016 CBA/CBF Annual Meeting
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
On June 9, the Columbus Bar Association and Foundation hosted their annual meeting featuring the installation of 2016-17 Bar President Brigid Heid and Foundation President Thomas Hill. Award winners were also be honored: A.C. Strip - 2016 Professionalism Award; Kathleen Trafford - 2016 Bar Service Medal, and Jay Yano - Past Presidents’ Special Memorial Award, in recognition of a long history of distinguished service to the CBA.
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Support the Foundation
The generosity of the Columbus legal community has made it possible for the Foundation to make over $3 million ($1.2 million to the Legal Aid Society of Columbus) in grants since 1996. These gifts have enabled lawyers to help children stay in their homes, ensure that senior citizens get needed benefits for life saving medical treatments, and help returning veterans obtain the benefits they have surely earned.
CBF Annual Report
Download the 2016 Annual Report for more information about the breadth of the Foundation's work.
Hollywood Casino of Columbus