AZBF Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 1 & 2

AZBF Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 1 & 2


Dr. Pearl Tang

One of Arizona's most honored and accomplished women, Pearl Mao Tang, a pioneering Arizona physician and advocate for women's health, passed away June 11 at the age of 99. 


Married to Foundation Founder Thomas Tang, Dr. Tang continued to support access to justice long after her husband passed. Through financial support, the Thomas Tang Essay contest through the State Bar and involvement in the justice system, Dr. Tang's legacy will endure in both the legal and medical system.


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‍Site Offers Help to Arizona Renters

The Foundation created this past fall with support from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Vitalyst Health Foundation to assist Arizona renters facing eviction. 


The site strives to keep Arizonans informed about the resources and services available to prevent or limit the negative impact of eviction.


AZ WTP Teams Place in top 12 Nationally

Two Arizona teams went on to the We the People national competition this year and BOTH teams ranked in the top 12!  


Out of 40+ teams competing from around the country, Arizona shined and demonstrated their constitutional knowledge.


"We are so proud of both Mountain View (5th place) and Hamilton High School (12th) for their exceptional performance this year," said WTP judge and Mark Santana awardee Tim Eigo. "Watching these students compete always gives me great hope for our society."


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Volunteer Spotlight:

Nancy Anger

Ms. Anger is the Foundation's 2021 William E. Morris Pro Bono Services awardee. She began actively volunteering with Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyer Program after her retirement in 2017, volunteering almost every week. In the last two years alone, she has assisted over 180 families.


We thank Nancy for giving of her expertise in the law and compassion to Arizonans in need.


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‍Legal Legacy Spotlight:

Elias Romley

Elias Romley, the Foundatoin's first board President,  was born on New Year's day, 1909 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was first in his family to attend college. He completed Phoenix Junior College in 1928 and then completed his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Arizona in 1932.


In 1937 he began the firm of Moore and Romley which later grew to Moore, Romley, Kaplan, Robbins & Green.  Over the years, with merger offers pending and not wanting to be a part of a big firm, Elias Romley chose to leave the firm he started and join in partnership with his son, Arthur E. Romley. 


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‍Grantee Spotlight:

Time Out, Inc. Programs of Hope

Time Out's mission is to provide a safe sanctuary from abuse and domestic violence for the purpose of healing and growth. A shelter in Payson was the dream of Cheryl Gay and Terry Morris. In the very beginning stages, community residents had garage sales to generate income for the shelter. 

Since opening the doors, Time Out has provided thousands of safe bed nights for survivors and their children as well as transitional housing, a variety of advocacy services to community clients residents. The agency is a member of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project which works to train and support legal lay advocates in shelters and provide them collaborative partners with local legal aid agencies. 



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