North Carolina Bar Association members secure their legacies and honor their colleagues through the creation of North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment Justice and Liberty Funds, which directly support annual endowment grants that are awarded to programs and projects that further the mission, vision and values of the NCBF. The endowment advances effective pro bono and public service programs statewide.
Justice Funds honor North Carolina lawyers, past and present, whose careers have shown dedication to the pursuit of justice and outstanding service to the profession and to the public. A Justice Fund is a named endowment and may be established in recognition of an attorney with a gift of $50,000 by one or more contributors (a small group of attorneys, associates and family members). Restricted Justice Funds earmarked for specific projects may be created with a minimum gift of $100,000 to the endowment.
Liberty Funds may be established by, or in recognition of, an attorney with a single gift of $10,000.
Since its formation in 1987, the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment has provided over $6 million in grant funding to high-impact public service and pro bono programs and projects across the state, including legal aid organizations, civic education programs, community service initiatives, and programs that enhance professionalism. Endowment support is generated through the creation of Justice Funds, Liberty Funds and Memorial Gifts, as well as Platt D. Walker Society planned giving commitments.