Welcome to the 2019 North Carolina Bar Foundation Impact Report. As you read through the pages that follow, you will see the mission of the North Carolina Bar Foundation at work: uniting the talent and generosity of our profession to be a power of greater good for the people of North Carolina. Our mission reminds us that, as members of this noble profession, we are uniquely situated to serve others and increase access to justice.
We extend our thanks to the thousands of attorneys, paralegals, law students and other legal professionals who made a gift of time or money last year and made it possible for the North Carolina Bar Foundation to serve over 10,000 North Carolinians through our signature pro bono and public service programs.
Our service to others is further amplified through the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment, which provides grants to qualifying organizations whose projects advance our values of access to justice, service through the profession, civic education and professionalism. In addition, the Endowment’s Legal Aid of North Carolina Fund provides secure and sustainable annual funding to LANC, our state’s largest provider of indigent civil legal services.
I am grateful for our generous community of donors and I thank you for your commitment to our Foundation. Together, we provide service and leadership that profoundly impacts the public and demonstrates the value of our profession to society.
I invite you to renew your support to the Foundation this year through a gift to our Annual Fund, the creation of a Justice or Lawyer Impact Fund, or a planned gift to our Endowment. With your generous support, the North Carolina Bar Foundation continues to expand programs that improve lives through increased access to justice and showcase the best of the profession through service.
Thank you for your commitment to the North Carolina Bar Foundation. We look forward to the year ahead.
Jason M. Hensley
Executive Director, North Carolina Bar Association and Foundation