Board President's Monthly Column - February 2017


By Thomas A. Brophy ([email protected]), president and CEO at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., and president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

As Julie Andrews sang to boost the spirits of the von Trapp children, it sometimes helps to remember all of the wonderful things going on in our professional and personal lives.

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is privileged to have a vitally important mission for promoting access to justice for all people in the community, particularly those struggling with poverty, abuse, and discrimination. You may not be fully aware of the broad scope of work we do to accomplish this mission. 

The Foundation’s most well-known efforts involve providing annual unrestricted grants to over 35 legal aid nonprofits. Nearly $3 million in grants have been awarded by the Bar Foundation in the last five years, supporting the full range of vital services for people in need.

Looking forward to the next two years as President of the Bar Foundation, I would like to draw attention to the many other noteworthy aspects of our operations. CLICK TO CONTINUE READING.