By Rebecca W. Geyer, Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates PC
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and the 140th year of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Much like a family, these organizations — and the profession — continue to evolve each year. Over time, the must-haves for the physical space and technology needed for our association to successfully serve our community has changed greatly. Now, more lawyers are retiring than entering practice, technology has impacted the way we deliver legal services, law has become more specialized, and there is an increasing demand from clients for non-traditional pricing and access to services. These changes have led to our members asking for more from the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation is the fundraising arm that stands ready to deliver them.
The “Funding Our Future” Campaign, aimed at funding a new home for the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation, is focused on building a new space for the IndyBar to better serve our members’ and community’s needs in the current and future legal climate. This new space will serve as a hub for central Indiana lawyers, providing convenient access, private and collaborative work spaces, state of the art technology, and opportunities for our members to interact with one another and their clients. With the wishes of our members in mind, this new home will address the changing legal landscape and help attorneys successfully navigate the legal profession of the 21st century.
But, the requests of our members cannot be met without your support. We need your help to ensure that our impact on the future is as exceptional as our contributions to the past. This is your golden opportunity to impact the future of legal services in the Indianapolis community, and we hope you will step up to ensure its success. Please mark your calendars for the IndyBar Foundation’s Day of Giving on October 24, 2018. All day, you will have an opportunity to make an impact by making online donations to support this important campaign. Follow @indybar on Twitter throughout the Day of Giving for donation challenges, matching opportunities and much more. While not everyone can make the same size gift, everyone can make a difference.•