We are once again hoping to get our members involved in our innovative and challenging initiative for raising funds for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP). The Chester County Bar Association and the Chester County Bar Foundation have each pledged $5,000 as a challenge grant to the Chester County division of LASP if we can help them raise at least $50,000.
Legal Aid has consistently experienced a downturn in its funding from their traditional sources. IOLTA funds continue to decline drastically as have funds from Legal Services Corporation, the national organization responsible for funding many of LASP’s programs.
Our Board of Directors approved a resolution calling for all members to contribute to Legal Aid. With this challenge grant initiative, we would like to raise funds well in excess of our $50,000 goal.
You will be receiving a telephone call from one of the members of our board or the Pro Bono Committee to solicit your donation. We will have a concerted effort to involve all members of the Bar in our fundraising efforts. Please consider this letter as a challenge to you, personally, to be one of those who help us reach our goal. The Chester County Bar Association has increased its giving over the years and we would like to continue that trend. Please help us reach our goal of $100% participation by contributing financially and/or volunteering for one of our pro bono programs. You can simply fill in the attached form and return with payment or donate online by clicking here.
Thank you for your continued support of Pro Bono, LASP and this Association.
Kim Denise Morton, President John F. McKenna, Chair,