Fellows provide the bedrock for Foundation
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellows provide essential financial support for the Foundation. Each year, a new class of 30 Fellows is inducted, and these new Fellows pledge financial support over a number of years. Fellows, having fulfilled their pledges, have additional avenues to give. Annually, many choose to pay Voluntary Enhanced Fellow Dues ($100 minimum). Others, through additional gifts, may achieve the status of Distinguished Fellow.
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The process to become a Fellow
Being nominated to become a Foundation Fellow is a prestigious honor bestowed annually on 30 lawyers. The Foundation Fellows have the privilege of nominating the new Class of Fellows. The Fellows Selection Committee reviews nominations and makes recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for a final decision.
Selection to become a Fellow is based on the following:
- The integrity and character of the individual;
- The degree to which the individual has achieved distinction in the profession or in his or her community;
- The degree to which the individual has contributed to the profession or to his or her community;
- The degree to which the individual has contributed to the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.
Geographical representation also is considered.
At the Fellows Dinner, the new Fellows Class is inducted into the Foundation. Each Fellow pledges a gift of $2,500 to the Foundation to be paid in a lump sum or $500 a year for five years. As an alternative, a Fellow may commit to a $3,000 pledge to be paid over 10 years at $300 a year. Fellows may choose to pay pledges by giving stock to the Foundation.
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