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Your support makes a difference. The generous contributions from donors like you enables the Bar Foundation to support ongoing programs serving those in need in Greater Cleveland. Last year, our programs connected with more than 4,900 individuals in our community.  

In making a donation, your can select the Annual Fund, which supports the CMBA's Justice For All and Diversity & Inclusion Pipeline programs. You may also choose to give to a specific program listed below. Any gift can be made in tribute to an individual as well.

You may also choose to make a sustaining gift to the Bar Foundation by becoming a CMBF Fellow and supporting our Endowment.

The CMBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information about donating to the Foundation, contact Mary Groth, Director of Member & Donor Engagement.

Thank you for your support.

1. Annual FundYour gift provides direct support for the ongoing community outreach, law-related education and pro bono legal assistance programs of the CMBA making a difference in our community. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of individuals. MISC
2. Louis Stokes Scholars FundYour gift provides critical support for this award-winning Diversity Pipeline Internship Program of the CMBA for minority college students interested in pursuing careers in the law. STOKES
3. Friends of The 3RsYour annual gift of $50 or more supports the award-winning 3Rs - Rights, Responsibilities, Realities program for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and East Cleveland City Schools. FRIENDS OF 3RS
4. Friends of High School Mock TrialYour annual gift of $25 or more supports the high school mock trial programs coordinated by the CMBA each year for over 800 students from Northeast Ohio, including the Ohio Mock Trial Cuyahoga District and Regional Competitions and the Cleveland Mock Trial Competition. MOCK TRIAL
6. Sicherman FundDonors to the Marvin and Sue Sicherman Excellence in Bankruptcy Fund provide the support for two annual scholarships awarded to an outstanding law student at each of our local law schools who are interested in bankruptcy law. SICHF
7. Judge Perry Jackson Memorial FundYour gift supports this fund established to raise money for the design, creation and installment of a public statue of Judge Perry Jackson (1896-1986), the first African-American elected judge in Ohio. JACKSON