Houston Bar Foundation Fellows Program
The Houston Bar Foundation has been a service to the community and the profession for over 25 years. The success of the Foundation is due in large part to the commitment of HBA members, who contribute $20 of their yearly dues to the Foundation. In addition, the Foundation has a Fellows Program that provides members the opportunity to achieve both short-term and long-term goals for the Foundation, as well as their own charitable giving plan.
Following is an outline of the Fellows Program:
- The initial HBF Fellow commitment is $2,000, payable in a lump sum or $200 per year for 10 years.
- Once the original $2,000 commitment is met, a Fellow will have the opportunity to become a Life Fellow by continuing to donate $200 per year for 10 years or making an additional lump sum payment of $2,000.
- Once the Life Fellow commitment is met, a member may become a Sustaining Life Fellow by continuing to donate $200 per year for 10 years or making a third lump sum payment of $2,000.
- Sustaining Life Fellows who complete their pledge will have the opportunity to make an additional donation of $200 per year for five years or make a lump sum payment of $1,000 to become a Continuing Sustaining Life Fellow.
Honorary Fellow is a distinction given from time to time to an individual who has exhibited outstanding interest in and support of the administration of justice. The designation as a Patron of the Foundation is given to entities, such as corporations, foundations or individuals, who have made substantial contributions to the administration of justice through the Houston Bar Foundation. To date, the late Joe M. Green of the Rockwell Fund is the only individual to be honored as a Patron, and Shell Oil Company is the only organization to receive that distinction.
Memorial contributions to the Houston Bar Foundation are a lasting way to remember a loved one. The Foundation acknowledges all memorials without specified amounts.
The goal of the Houston Bar Foundation is to become self-sustaining, with the ability to maintain and expand existing programs, while adding new programs as needs arise. A tax-deductible contribution to the Houston Bar Foundation is one of the best investments HBA members can make in the future of their profession and their community. For more information about the Houston Bar Foundation, please contact Kay Sim at 713-759-1133.Fellows Program Application (PDF)