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Bar Foundation Awards More Than $10,000 in Grants to Area Non-Profits


Above, pictured from left to right: Beth E. Sturman, Executive Director of
Laurel House; Roann Pope Brown, J.D., Director of Special Projects for Mission Kids;
Mary Coyne Pugh, Esq., Executive Director of MCAP (Montgomery Child Advocacy Project); Maria Macaluso, Director of the Women’s Center of Montgomery County;
Steven H. Lupin, Esq., President of the Montgomery Bar Foundation and Brett Wells, Operations Director for the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League.

Norristown, PA - Montgomery Bar Foundation (MBF); the charitable arm of the Montgomery Bar Association (MBA), awarded grants to five (5) local organizations to support their respective, law-related community initiatives.  Checks from  the Bar Foundation were distributed to the following organizations on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Just prior to the Association’s Board Meeting:

Greater Norristown Police Athletic League was awarded $1,500 towards their summer program for middle school students. 

Laurel House received $2,000 to help fund their domestic abuse response team.

Mission Kids, a non-profit that delivers support services to child victims of sexual abuse and their care givers received $2,000 to offset operating costs. 

MCAP: The Montgomery Child Advocacy Project, a non-profit that provides pro bono legal representation and social services to abused and neglected children in Montgomery County received $2,500 in support to offset operating expenses.  

Women’s Center of Montgomery County was awarded $2,500 to help support their mission of helping victims of domestic violence.  

For over 25 years, grants like these have been awarded by the Bar Foundation to serve the elderly, homeless, victims of domestic violence, troubled and underprivileged youth, and other individuals and families in need. Through its work and giving, the Foundation supports law-related educational, charitable, and humanitarian projects throughout Montgomery County.   Those seeking information on future grant opportunities can obtain the Bar Foundation’s Grant Making Policy and Guidelines and a Grant Application online at www.montgomerybarfoundation.org or by calling (610) 994-3667.