Annual Charity Golf Tournament
When: May 31, 2013
Where: The Crossings Golf Club
Tee Time: 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Format: Captain’s Choice
We are excited to announce the Durham Bar Foundation’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Fundraiser, which will be held on Friday, May 31 at The Crossings Golf Club - note the new date and location! The Foundation has a goal of one hundred participants and an equal number of Sponsors helping the community through our annual gift to local charities. It is our way of giving back to the community and helping others. This year’s charity will be announced in early May. We hope you will support the Bar Foundation and the participants in what we know will be a fun and rewarding day!
There are some awesome prizes for the best scores of the day, the closest shot to the pin on all par 3s, the longest drive and a new, sure to be coveted prize for last place. If you don’t play golf, join us for lunch which is guaranteed to be great! If you can make it, please fill out the form and fax or mail it in. You may also register and pay online with a credit card at www.durhambargolf.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Participation options: Contributions range from $100 to $750 with some including golf. A single player can contribute $100 per person which includes golf, snacks, and lunch, or $25 for lunch and the associated entertainment only. Sponsorship will include a commemorative Golf Flag to display your support.
Registration will open online on April 1. Click here to access the golf tournament web site. Participants and sponsors may pay with a credit card or sign up online and send in a personal or firm check. Costs to play and/or sponsor a single hole are $100 per person, and $200 per hole sponsorship. Interested parties may also download a printable registration form from the web site, by clicking HERE for the PDF FORM.
You will also notice that the web site provides a link directly to the location, The Crossings Golf Club.
A limited number of new major sponsorship opportunities are available.
Supreme Court $750: Entry for 4 players & flag suitable for framing
Superior Court $500: Entry for 2 players & flag suitable for framing
District Court $250: Entry for 1 player & flag suitable for framing
Hole/Tee Box Sponsor $200
Individual Golfer $100
These are also identified in the brochure, available at this link. Sponsorships may be purchased and arranged entirely online, or potential sponsors may contact Bryson Aldridge at (919) 682-9331. Custom sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The Durham Bar Foundation's Adam Lischer Memorial Scholarship Awards
Adam Lischer was a member of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington College of Law at American University. The scholarship honors his career as a public service lawyer: following graduation he served as a judicial clerk to the honorable Linda M. McGee on the North Carolina Court of Appeals; he was awarded the Clifton W. Everett Community Lawyer Fellowship, which he discharged with Easter Carolina legal Services; for four years he served as Assistant District Attorney for Nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson Counties; as a Durham attorney he received cases from the Office of the Capital Defender.
The purpose of the scholarship fund is to provide assistance to residents and/or natives of Durham County who are attending law school, who can demonstrate a significant connection to the Durham community. Since its inception the scholarship program has enjoyed strong support from the Bar as a way of both recognizing and supporting such students. To date 18 scholarships have been awarded.
Tax-deductible donations can be made by check payable to Durham Bar Foundation, Inc, PO Box 593, Durham, NC 27702.
The Foundation’s scholarships are awarded based on three criteria: connection to Durham County, financial need, and professional or academic achievement. The award amount for 2013 is $1500. deadline for applications for the 2013 scholarship is Friday, March 15, 2013. We anticipate announcing the awards in mid-April. The students who are awarded the 2013 scholarships will be invited to attend the April or May luncheon meeting of the Durham Bar and will be introduced at the luncheon.
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Ian Andrew Mance has been called a "strong investment in the community." Mr. Mance earned a Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University in May of 2003, holding a GPA of 3.36. He continued there, earning a Master of Arts in Political Science/Justice Studies in May 2005 with the highest GPA in the program, 3.975. He is currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of Law, where his GPA is 3.607, and where he is currently Articles Editor for The North Carolina Law Review. His roots in Durham go back to Bartlett S. Durham, for whom our city was named, and he lives in the downtown "Golden Belt“ district. His work experience includes a full-time summer internship with local firm Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A. as well as four years with the American Civil Liberties Union. This summer he will work for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, after which, during his third year of law school, he will work in UNC Law's Civil Legal Assistance Clinic. He plans to remain in Durham after law school.
Jessalee Landfried is the 2011 recipient of the Durham Bar Foundation’s Adam Lischer Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Landfried is a Durham native, and attended Durham School of the Arts. She graduated from Wesleyan University in CT in 2007, Phi Beta Kappa, and has completed her first year at Duke University School of Law, carrying a 3.17. She is concurrently enrolled in the Nicholas School of the Environment, where her GPA is 3.79. She has lived in Durham since 1989, and was recommended to us by Duke Law School Asst. Dean Kimberly Ann Bart as well as Judith Kincaid, Executive Director of Clean Energy Durham, where Ms. Landfried has worked and volunteered.
Raina Haque and Johanna Jennings are the 2010 recipients of the Durham Bar Foundation’s Adam Lischer Memorial Scholarships.
Raina Haque has completed her first year at UNC School of Law, carrying a 3.65. She graduated from Wellesley in 2007. She worked for Merrill Lynch for two years before law school, participates in pro bono clinics -- 90 hours last year (low income wills, powers of attorney, etc.), and will work for BlueCross BlueShield of NC this summer. She will also serve on the Pro Bono Board at UNC, where she will act as a liaison between UNC Law Students and Attorneys who need assistance with their pro bono projects. She has lived in Durham for 25 years and was recommended to us by UNC Law Professors Maxine Eichner and Ruth Ann McKinney.
Catherine McLean and Carolyn Willer are the 2009 recipients of the Durham Bar Foundation’s Adam Lischer Memorial Scholarships.
Catherine Lee McClean is a Durham native and a 2006 graduate, with Distinction, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated this month from the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she maintained an 86 point average and was recommended to us by Professor Charles Rose. Her volunteer commitment has been demonstrated through her work with the homeless shelter and through tutoring and mentoring at Eastway Elementary school.
2004: Suzanne Begnoche served as a staff attorney at Legal Aid-Durham and then opened her own practice serving Durham and Orange counties.
2006: LiBria Stephens opened her law office in Durham and continues to practice here.
2008: Ryan Connolly currently practices in Durham, with Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, PA.
2010: Johanna Jennings will join the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham, as an Osborn Fellow, following her graduation from Duke Law.
2010: Raina Haque is currently in her second year at UNC Law. She is serving as the Spring Break Pro Bono coordinator, organizing a variety of pro bono opportunities for UNC law students in the Durham area.