When LBA member attorneys pay their annual dues, they have the opportunity to support the charitable activities of the Louisville Bar Foundation. A voluntary $45 dues “checkoff” contribution goes directly to the LBF. Law firms or in-house corporate legal departments can help the LBF reach this goal by becoming a Foundation Partner. To qualify for Foundation Partner status, firms or in-house corporate legal departments (of five or more members) make a $45 contribution to the LBF for each LBA member attorney in the firm or department. Funds contributed through the Foundation Partners program will help continue the charitable works of the LBF by supporting the grant making operations and increasing the funds available for grant awards. Foundation Partners will be recognized in the publications of the LBA and LBF, and on the organizations’ websites.

Foundation Partners for 2020

In 2020, the Louisville Bar Foundation awarded more than $150,000 in grants to local non-profits for law-related projects. The LBF is grateful for the generous support from all the attorneys who made this possible and recognizes its 2020 Foundation Partners—those law firms and corporate law departments (with 5 or more attorneys) where 100 percent of members made a financial gift to the Foundation to support its grantmaking activities. The combined support from the attorneys represented by these Foundation Partners totals more than $30,000. The generosity of the Foundation Partners and other individual LBA member attorneys makes it possible for the LBF to support and improve legal services for the poor, law-related public education and our judicial system.

All LBA members in the following law firms or corporate legal departments (five or more attorneys in the firm) made contributions to the LBF in 2020:

Applegate Fifer Pulliam

Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger

Bingham Greenebaum Doll

Dinsmore & Shohl

Frost Brown Todd

Goldberg Simpson

Kaplan Johnson Abate & Bird

Kaufman & Stigger

LG&E and KU Energy

McMasters Keith Butler

Morgan Pottinger McGarvey

Napier Gault Schupbach & Stevens

O’Bryan, Brown & Toner

Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett

Republic Bank & Trust Company

Retired Judges Mediation & Arbitration Services

Schiller Barnes & Maloney

Sewell & Neal

Sitlinger & Theiler

Smith & Smith, Attorneys

Stites & Harbison

Stoll Keenon Ogden

Tachau Meek

Thomas Law Offices

Thomas, Dodson & Wolford

Thompson Miller & Simpson

Turner, Coombs & Malone

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

YUM Brands, Inc. and KFC Corporation


The LBF thanks those generous Foundation Partners listed above. For more information about how you can become a Foundation Partner, please contact Jeffrey A. Been at (502) 292-6734 or jbeen@loubar.org