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Solid Foundations -- Alaska Bar Foundation Report
IOLTA grants for fiscal year 2001 total $367,000

By Kenneth G. Eggers

The Board of Trustees of the Alaska Bar Foundation held its annual meeting on May 13 and May 26, 2000. Applications for grants from the IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts) funds for the fiscal year 2001 were considered.

The following grants totaling $367,000 were made: Alaska Native Justice Center ($10,000); Alaska Pro Bono Program ($280,000); Alaska Women’s Resource Center ($5,500); Catholic Social Services to fund the Pro Bono Asylum Project ($30,000); Center for Families Parenting Education ($5,000); The Courtwatch Program ($10,000); High School Mock Trial Competition Committee sponsored by the Young Lawyer Section of the Anchorage Bar Association ($3,500); HRC Adult Education & Literacy Program, Wasilla, AK ($5,000); North Star Youth Court ($5,000); The Resolution Center ($10,000); Youth Court Elective Class, Goldenview Middle School ($3,000). The Board thanks all lawyers and law firms for their participation in the IOLTA program.

Fairbanks attorney J. Foster Wallace was elected to replace Winston S. Burbank on the Board. The Board thanked Winston for his many, many years of devoted service on the Board. The other Board members for the upcoming year are The Honorable Eric T. Sanders (Anchorage Superior Court Judge), Leroy J. Barker (Anchorage attorney), William T. Council (Juneau attorney), Susan Beeler Queary (Certified Public Accountant with the firm of Elgee, Rehfeld & Funk in Juneau), and William Granger (Senior Vice President of the National Bank of Alaska, Anchorage). I was elected to serve as President for the upcoming year.

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