The Indianapolis Bar Foundation
The Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar Association, is a community-focused leader of our local legal profession. The Foundation was created in 1968 by then Association President Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. and other influential members to provide a charitable opportunity for members and friends of the Indianapolis legal community to donate time and money to provide support to central Indiana families of limited means experiencing legal problems and to help support law students and young lawyers and they embark on their careers. Since its inception, the IndyBar Foundation has granted more than $2.2 million to support educational, cultural, character-building and community service organizations.
Exceptional community leadership and professionalism among Indy's lawyers is recognized through the foundation's Distinguished Fellows program which was formed in 1982. Each year a limited number of attorneys are selected for recognition and demonstrate their commitment to the community with a gift to the endowment. To date, there are more than 1,500 central Indiana attorneys have earned this distinction. In 2008, Life Fellow recognition was added for those whose commitment to the profession was ongoing.
The foundation's ongoing grants and programs are maintained solely through the generosity and energy of its directors, fellows and donors. To further its mission and to make a greater impact serving families in our community, the Foundation asks for your financial and volunteer support.
The Mission of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation is to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.
Much of the IBF's impact is made possible through annual fundraising events that are supported by both members of the legal profession and the community. Click here for more information on IBF events.
Each year, the IBF grants more than $140,000 to local organizations. Click here for more information on IBF grants.
Over the years, scores of attorneys have benefited from the generosity of our donors through IBF scholarships. Click here for more information on IBF scholarships.
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