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 MISSION STATEMENT

Promoting the Rule of Law-Advancing the Spirit of Justice 

Be it known to all that the Board of the Saint Louis Bar Foundation hereby declares its mission:

The St. Louis Bar Foundation promotes the Rule of Law and the administration of justice in both our society and within the legal profession. The Foundation seeks to improve the administration of justice in our community through law related education directed to citizens as well as through charitable undertakings. The Foundation is committed to strengthening the legal profession by encouraging attorneys to practice with the highest level of professionalism and civility and to engage in meaningful community service.

 FREEDOM SUITS MEMORIAL SCULPTURE

July 1, 2021: Centene Charitable Foundation to Match $100,000 in Donations to Freedom Suits Memorial

Preston Jackson has proposed a monumental structure, approximately five feet by three feet by ten feet in height of quality cast bronze, presented in a detailed figural style. He intends to utilize two-and three-dimensional figurative rendering methods and heavy perspective principles to represent the freedom suits and the courageous individuals involved in them. Each angle of the sculpture is a pictorial lesson on the lawsuits and the times during which they were brought. The sketches accompanying this narrative are rough depictions of the concepts that he proposes. They are, of course, subject to discussion and agreement.

Freedom Suits Memorial
Donor Levels

Patron Level – $50,000 and up
– Name inscribed on a black granite bench at the perimeter of Freedom Circle
– A paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom or name inscribed in the Ring of Freedom which encircles the pedestal for the Memorial Sculpture
– A 17-inch-tall maquette (model) of the Memorial Sculpture, signed by artist Preston Jackson and numbered
– Recognition in all materials and special recognition at the unveiling of the Memorial
– Recognition on the Freedom Suits Memorial Foundation website

Benefactor Level – $20,000 and up
– A two-foot square paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom or name inscribed in the Ring of Freedom which encircles the pedestal for the Memorial Sculpture
– Recognition in all materials and special recognition at the unveiling of the Memorial

Legacy Paver Level
– $10,000 – a 16” by 16” paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom with donor’s name inscribed
– $5,000 – a 12” by 16” paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom with donor’s name inscribed
– $2,500 – a 12” by 12” paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom with donor’s name inscribed
– $1,000 – an 8” by 8” paver/tile on the Walk of Freedom with donor’s name inscribed
– $500- an 8” by 4” paver on the Walk of Freedom with donor’s name inscribed

Recognition for all donors at the Memorial unveiling and on the Freedom Suits Memorial Foundation website

Click here to learn more about this sculpture

Donations may be made online here, or by mailing a check payable to “St. Louis Bar Foundation” to 555 Washington Ave., Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63101. When mailing a check, please put “Freedom Suits Memorial” in the memo line.

SPIRIT OF JUSTICE CELEBRATION

The 2021 Spirit of Justice Celebration took place on Friday, October 15th at The Magnolia Hotel. At this event we honored those who have demonstrated accomplishment, leadership and integrity in fostering and maintaining the rule of law, and in facilitating and promoting the improvement of the administration of justice.

GRANT PROGRAM TO RESUME

The Saint Louis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), has announced it will provide grant funding to organizations that advance or promote the rule of law. The Foundation will consider grant applications until October 31, 2021, for up to $5,000 for innovative projects that address  needs in the metropolitan St. Louis region.

The St. Louis Bar Foundation will consider grant applications for projects or programs within at least one of the following categories:

  1. The advancement of the philosophy of law.
  2. The promotion and/or improvement of the administration of justice.
  3. The promotion and/or maintenance of high standards for the judiciary and lawyers.
  4. The promotion of the public’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the rule of law, the practice of law, the court system, and individuals’ rights and responsibilities under the law.
  5. The promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Click here for the grant application, checklist and instructions on how to apply.

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