Foundation awards $344,000 in grants
The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Bar Foundation held its annual meeting on June 21, 2001, with the consideration of applications for grants from the IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts) funds for the fiscal year 2002.
The following grants totaling $344,000 were made: Alaska Legal Services Corporation ($250,000); Alaska Native Justice Center, Inc. ($10,000); Alaska Women's Resource Center ($5,500); Anchorage Center for Families ($5,000); Catholic Social Services ($30,000); Courtwatch ($10,000); High School Mock Trial Competition Committee sponsored by the Young Lawyer Section of the Anchorage Bar Association ($3,500); HRC, Inc. Adult Education Center ($5,000); and United Youth Courts of Alaska ($25,000). The Board thanks all lawyers and law firms for their participation in the IOLTA program.
Anchorage attorney Leroy J. Barker and the Honorable Eric T. Sanders, Anchorage Superior Court Judge, retired from the Board of Trustees. The Board thanks both of them for their many, many years of dedicated service to the Alaska Bar Foundation. They have been replaced by Anchorage attorney Dani R. Crosby and former Bar Foundation trustee, Mary K. Hughes. Mary was instrumental in setting up the IOLTA program in Alaska. Other Board members and officers for the upcoming year are Juneau attorney, William T. Council (who will serve as Vice-President); Fairbanks attorney, Barbara L. Schuhmann (who will serve as Secretary); Juneau Certified Public Accountant, Karen L. Smith; Senior Vice President of the Wells Fargo Bank Alaska, N.A., William A. Granger (who will serve as Treasurer); and Anchorage attorney, Kenneth P. Eggers (who will serve as President).