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...to serve the citizens of Kansas and the legal profession through
funding charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare,
honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility,
equality and uniformity, by enhancing public opinion of the role of
lawyers in our society.
The Kansas Bar
Foundation supports programs providing access to the legal system for
low-income Kansans, advocacy for children in need of care and victims of
domestic violence, scholarships, educational materials and teacher
training for public and private schools about the role of law and
lawyers in society.
It was founded in 1957 as a 501
(C)(3) charitable organization and is supported by voluntary
contributions from lawyers, the Fellows program and IOLTA. Lawyers may
become a Fellow when paying or pledging $1,000 or more.
Your Support Can Make a Difference!
the contributions of individuals and law firms who have answered the
call for public service, the KBF and its programs can continue to make a
real difference in the lives of Kansans. If you would like to
contribute to the Kansas Bar Foundation, you may pay by check or credit
card. Your gift to the KBF is tax-deductible as a charitable
Fellows Giving Levels
Fellow: $1,000 – $2,499 Fellow Silver: $2,500 - $4,999 Fellow Gold: $5,000 - $7,4999 Fellow Platinum: $7,500 - $9,999 Fellow Diamond: $10,000 - $14,999 Pillar of Foundation: $15,000 - $49,999 Pillar of Profession: $50,000 or more
What is a Fellow?
A "fellow” shall be a person admitted to practice law under the Rules of the Kansas Supreme Court who has contributed an aggregate total of $1,000 to the Foundation, or has pledged in writing to contribute at least $1,000 in ten or fewer consecutive annual installments, has made the first installment, and is current on such pledge.