The Fellows program was established in 1985 to provide an endowment and a consistent, stable funding base allowing the Foundation to become a viable entity of permanence. Fifty percent of receipts and pledges become a part of the Fellows Endowment Fund, which preserves the original gift and expends only endowment income. The remaining 50 percent becomes part of the Foundation general purpose fund. Fellows may request that their gift be designated in the manner of their choosing.
Those who contribute $100 to $999 payable in full.*
Those who contribute or pledge $1,000 to $1,999 payable in full or pledged in monthly, quarterly or annual payments over four years.*
Those who contribute $2,000 to $4,999, payable in full or pledged in monthly, quarterly or annual payments over five years.*
Those who contribute $5,000 or more, payable in full or pledged in payments quarterly or annually over five years.*
Those who contribute $10,000 or more, payable in full or pledged in payments quarterly or annually over five years.*
Young Lawyer members (under age 35) who contribute $10 per month or $120 per year. Those who reach an aggregate giving level of $1,000 will be categorized as Distinguished Fellow.
*Those Fellows who continue to give and/or increase their contributions to the requirements of the next highest level will be categorized at the higher level upon that occasion.