KBG Donates to York Bar Foundation – 2014
KBG donated to the York Bar Foundation. The York County Bar has a long history of philanthropy. In the many years since attorneys first began practicing law in York, they’ve spent countless hours engaged in pro bono services for individuals, providing legal services at no charge. Its early years abound in tales of thankful clients “paying” with gifts of chickens and cakes. In 1991, the Bar formalized its charitable intent with the creation of the York County Bar Foundation to promote educational law activities and house the Bar Association. In its early years, the Foundation sponsored a small community grants program, scholarships, public service, and pro bono support for those in need. As they matured, in addition to continuing their community-service programs, funding from the York Legal Record allowed them to invest more charitable dollars than ever before in the community. Beginning in 2007, the Bar began paying for an attorney to practice family law for York’s underserved at MidPenn Legal Services, became a major grantor to Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, and was one of the earliest funders of both the Truancy Prevention Initiative and of the adult treatment courts. Today, the York County Bar Foundation endowment stands at over $1.3 million.