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  • Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas of Advocates for Justice and Education to Receive Annual Scoutt Prize

    WASHINGTON, DC – The District of Columbia Bar Foundation (DCBF) has selected Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas as the recipient of the 2017 Jerrold Scoutt Prize. Ms. Hiligh-Thomas is the Interim Executive Director at Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE). The Scoutt Prize is awarded annually to an attorney who has worked for a significant portion of his or her career at a nonprofit organization providing direct, hands-on legal services to poor or disadvantaged persons in the District of Columbia, has demonstrated compassionate concern for his or her clients, and has exhibited a high degree of skill on their behalf.

  • DC Bar Foundation Accepting Proposals for Strategic Grants Consultant

    The DC Bar Foundation is currently accepting proposals for a strategic grants consultant, who will evaluate our current grant-making process and policies and make recommendations to increase our efficiency and impact. Those interested should read the Request for Proposals and submit their proposals to grants@dcbarfoundation.org by 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

  • DC Bar Foundation Seeks Nominations for 2017 Scoutt Prize

    WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Jerrold Scoutt Prize, which is awarded annually to an exceptional legal services attorney in the District of Columbia. Nominations will be accepted until November 11, 2016.

  • DCBF to Participate in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (Designation Code: 87057)

    The DC Bar Foundation will proudly participate in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which is scheduled to run from September 1st to December 15th. The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government. Its mission is to promote and support philanthropy among federal employees and give them the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

  • DC Bar Foundation Awards $950,000 to Prevent Foreclosures and Redevelop Communities

    WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF) awarded $950,000 in grants to five two-year projects focused on foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment. Lawyers funded by these grants will provide free civil legal assistance to DC residents living in poverty and who are facing situations including foreclosures, wrongful evictions, poor housing conditions, and expiring housing subsidies.

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