AZBF Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 1

AZBF Newsletter Vol. 4 Issue 1

Next Generation Fellow Now Sustaing Partner


Our PR Committee has been hard at work!  One of their goals for 2021 was to streamline the donation process.  As part of the plan, the Next Generation Fellow designation has been renamed Sustaining Partner:  a pledge of $1,000 to be paid over 5 years. 


We thank all of our donors from 2021 especially those who became new Sustaining Partners:


Damon Ashcraft

Ari Burschell

Shannon Clark

Gina Godbehere

Robert Haga

Kelsi Lane

Mark McCall

Leslie Miller

Bradley Pack

Jennifer Rebholz

Leslie Ross

Christina Urias


Join their Ranks!

‍Annual Award Luncheon is Back


The Foundation is excited to see everyone on June 28th at our IN PERSON Luncheon!  We will be honoring:


Lillian Johnson

Walter Craig awardee

Jame Conlogue

William E. Morris awardee

Thomas & Pearl Tang 

Bouma awardee

Wells Fargo

George Lyons awardee

Brian Weinberger

Mark Santana Awardee

Laura Guild

Foundation for Justice awardee

Ellen Katz

Lillian Johnson awardee


Buy your tickets now to help us celebrate these legacies.


Help us honor these outstanding individuals by sponsoring!



We the People

Summer Institute


The Summer Institute is a free training from June 9-14, 2022 (weekend excluded) for teachers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the We the People curriculum from expert mentors and constitutional scholars. A virtual option will be available for those unable to attend in-person. Apply by May 10, 2022


Constitutional Scholars

Justice Clint Bolick, Arizona Supreme Court

Dr. Brian Dille, Professor of Political Science, Mesa Community College

Dr. T. J. Davis, Emeritus Professor of History, Arizona State University


Register for the Summer Institute

Volunteer Spotlight:

Howard Roberts Jr.

Long time Tucson volunteer and 2006 William E. Morris Pro Bono Services awardee, Howard Roberts passed away in January of this year.


Roberts was know for his kind heart and passion for providing legal help to those in need.  


The legal community mourns the loss a great practitioner, but we were privledged to see the impact of his compassion and dedication to justice. 


Read more about Howard

Law Related Education:

KVAZ Leadership Council


The Kids Voting Arizona Leadership Council is accepting new members for the 2022-2023 school year! Educators can nominate their 6-11th grade students to serve on the council by May 15, 2022. Students have the opportunity to be civic leaders and encourage voting in their school and community during an election year.




Legal Info & Assistance:


Launched in 2020 with support from Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and Vitalyst Health Foundation, this site was designed to meet the growing need for eviction specific legal



3,145 Hotline Calls

120 Volunteer Operators

3,929 Hours Taking Calls


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‍Donor Spotlight:

Ari Burschell & Jennifer Rebholz

"We donate to the Foundation as a way to support acess to justice to all Arizonans.  The Foundation is able to use our donation to support legal aid programs throughout the state insuring that the needs of citizens in Coconino County are being met as well as those in Maricopa County. 


Also as parents of two young children, we value all the amazing civic education programs that the Foundation makes possible. Supporting gthe Foundation is our way of supporting our community."


Thank you Ari and Jennifer for not only your ongoing support, but for ensuring your company matched your donations!  Your great impact DOUBLED!  


Find out if your company matches donations to increase your reach.  

‍Legal Service Spotlight:


The International Rescue CommitteePhoenix Legal Action NetworkCouncil on American-Islamic Relations AZ and Respond Crisis Translation are partnering to put on a series of pro bono asylum legal clinics to assist nearly 1,200 Afghan evacuees with the numerous legal issues and hurdles they currently face.

Many of these asylum seekers do not speak English and assistance is needed to fund interpreters. Currently, a clinic to support 30 Afghan families (about 60-100 evacuees) incurs interpretation costs of $5,000-$8,000.

The Bar Foundation has joined to help the IRC and PLAN raise funds to forward this important humanitarian work. Together, we hope to raise $80,000 to cover the costs of 10 additional clinics.


Support Afghan Clinics

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