Evansville Bar Foundation awards grants

September 19, 2018

Ten agencies in Vanderburgh County will be sharing more than $26,000 in grants offered by the Evansville Bar Association and The John L. Sanders Memorial Evansville Bar Foundation to support a variety of local legal-oriented efforts including a medical-legal-partnership program, a child abuse prevention program, and teen court.

The grant awards were announced Wednesday by the Evansville Bar Foundation. 

“The Evansville Bar Foundation is proud to further John L. Sanders’ vision by awarding grants to local organizations that provide access to legal-related services and programs,” said Kelly Jackson, president of the Evansville Bar Foundation.

 The nonprofits and their programs receiving funding are:
•    Evansville African American Museum (an exhibit spotlighting the unsung champions of the Women’s Suffrage movement)
•    Holly’s House (Think First & Stay Safe program)
•    Indiana Legal Services (medical and legal partnership program with Southwestern Behavioral Health and ECHO Community Health)
•    Vanderburgh County CASA (recruit new volunteers)
•    Volunteer Lawyer Program – Talk to a Lawyer (telephone service for ask-a-lawyer program and printer to support pro se navigation clinics)
•    VOICES, Inc. (covering printing costs for resident rights newsletters and mailings)
•    William Miller Law Library (provide assistance to self-represented litigants)
•    Youth Resources – Teen Court (support the Vanderburgh County Teen Court program operated by the Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana)
•    EBA Access to Justice Committee (help with the Annual EBA Trivia Night which raises money for the Volunteer Lawyer Program and the Legal Aid Society of Evansville)
•    EBA Diversity Committee (training and education opportunities)

The John L. Sanders Memorial Evansville Bar Foundation was formed in 1999 by a generous donation from Evelyn Sanders, the widow of John L. Sanders, a respected Evansville attorney. Sanders’ love of the law, exemplified by his 75 years in practice, serves as a strong guideline for the foundation’s mission of promoting justice and improving lives through the law.


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