Uniting the talent and generosity of our profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina.


A vibrant North Carolina where legal services are available to all, regardless of ability to pay; where members of the legal profession provide community service and leadership that profoundly impacts the public, thereby demonstrating the value of our profession to society; and where all North Carolinians understand and have confidence in a legal system that serves them.


We value access to justice. We believe access is an intrinsic part of justice and are committed to ensuring equal access for all by giving generously to, and using our civic influence on behalf of, organizations that provide pro bono legal services.

We value service. We are passionate about opportunities to use our education and experience to be of service to our fellow North Carolinians, and we are proud of our flagship pro bono and public service projects that allow volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students to strengthen and improve their communities all across our state.

We value education. We embrace our role as educators and are enthusiastic about helping our fellow North Carolinians – both schoolchildren and adults – understand and have confidence in the rule of law and our justice system.

We value professionalism. We take to heart our professional obligations as lawyers to make a difference. We actively cultivate a culture of service, invest in training lawyer leaders, and use innovative approaches to bring North Carolina lawyers together to work alongside one another for the common good.

2020-21 Foundation Board of Directors

C. Mark Holt, Raleigh

President-Elect and Treasurer
Jonathan Heyl

Immediate Past President
LeAnn Nease Brown, Chapel Hill

Executive Director and Secretary
Jason M. Hensley

Board of Directors
M. Ann Anderson, Pilot Mountain

Rhoda B. Billings, Lewisville

Edward G. Connette III, Charlotte

Kenneth G. Carroll, Raleigh

Heather W. Culp, Charlotte

Ann M. David, Wilmington

Stuart B. Dorsett, Chapel Hill

Benjamin R. Edwards, Greensboro

Casey N. Ferri, Charlotte

Kristen M. Kirby, Raleigh

D. Beth Langley, Greensboro

Roberta King Latham, Greensboro

Evan G. Lewis, Washington

Gwendolyn W. Lewis, Charlotte

James F. Morgan, High Point

Rashad L. Morgan, Durham

Reid L. Phillips, Greensboro

Karen M. Rabenau, Raleigh

Charles E. Raynal IV, Raleigh

Brandon A. Robinson, Durham

Mary Nash K. Rusher, Raleigh

Robin J. Stinson, Winston-Salem

Matthew W. Wolfe, Raleigh

Foundation Staff

To contact North Carolina Bar Foundation staff, please call 919.677.0561.

Jason M. Hensley, Executive Director

Kim Bart Mullikin, Senior Director

Louise Harris, Foundation Director

Thomas M. Hull, Director of Legacy Gifts

Milton Costen, Development Coordinator

Paul Vaughan, Program Coordinator

Carole Oliver, Foundation Coordinator

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (tax ID number 56-0767805) is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the North Carolina Bar Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.