The Legacy of Liberty program, administered by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, is a dedicated initiative aimed at promoting Civics Education. Established in 2003, this program focuses on enhancing knowledge and understanding of civics and the legal system among students and the general public. Here's more information about the Legacy of Liberty program:
Annual Legacy of Liberty Breakfast: The Bar Foundation annually hosts the Legacy of Liberty Breakfast during its Annual Meeting. This complimentary breakfast serves as an opportunity for the Bar Foundation to share the achievements and updates regarding its Civics Education programs and Bench Media projects with Nebraska lawyers.
Student Participation: The annual breakfast coincides with the Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Program regional competition. This competition provides a platform for high school students to participate in mock trials, and students involved in the program often attend the Legacy of Liberty Breakfast.
Presentations and Updates: The Legacy of Liberty Breakfast includes presentations and program updates that celebrate the work of the Foundation. It serves as a forum for informing attendees about the progress and impact of Civics Education initiatives.
Legacy of Liberty Societies: The program recognizes contributors through its Legacy of Liberty Societies. Donors who contribute at various levels are acknowledged as follows:
- Stars & Stripes: $1,000 a year for 5 years
- Let Freedom Ring: $5,000 a year for 5 years
- Soaring Eagle: $10,000 a year for 5 years
- Pillars of Justice: $20,000 a year for 5 years
Pillars of Justice Gallery: To honor those who contribute at the Pillars of Justice level, the Nebraska State Bar Foundation has established the Legacy of Liberty Gallery on the first floor of the Roman L. Hruska Law Center in Lincoln. Donors who contribute $100,000 or more are recognized with individual bronze plaques displayed in the gallery.
Funds Supported: The Legacy of Liberty program is linked to several funds that support the foundation's Civics Education initiatives, including the George and Melrae Svoboda Legal Education Fund, the Charlie and Suzy Wright Standing Bear Scholarship Fund, the Laurens and Irene Williams Infinity Fund, and the Dan and Lorene Jewell Trial Education Fund.
Commitment to Donors' Wishes: The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is committed to ensuring that each donor's gift is dedicated to fulfilling their expressed wishes, particularly in supporting Civics Education.
For more information about the Legacy of Liberty and Pillars of Justice Societies Programs, interested parties can contact Executive Director Doris Huffman at doris [at] nebarfnd.org or call 402-475-1042. Donations to support these initiatives can be made through the website, and Visa or Mastercard payments are accepted via PayPal.
The Legacy of Liberty program plays a pivotal role in advancing Civics Education and promoting a better understanding of the legal system in Nebraska, contributing to the foundation's mission of enhancing legal education and awareness.
Legacy of Liberty Breakfast
Oct. 18, 2023
Embassy Suites La Vista
Must Register to attend!
|Stars & Stripes
|Let Freedom Ring
|Pillars of Justice
|$1,000 a year
|$5,000 a year
|$10,000 a year
|$20,000 a year
To recognize gifts at the Pillars of Justice Society Level, the Nebraska State Bar Foundation has established the Legacy of Liberty Gallery on the first floor of the Roman L. Hruska Law Center in Lincoln. A gift of $100,000 or more qualifies a donor to be recognized with an individual bronze plaque displayed in the gallery.
Pillars of Justice Funds
George and Melrae Svoboda Legal Education Fund
Charlie and Suzy Wright Standing Bear Scholarship Fund
Laurens and Irene Williams Infinity Fund
Dan and Lorene Jewell Trial Education Fund
The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is fortunate to be entrusted with these magnanimous gifts. The Foundation is committed to ensuring each donor's gift is dedicated to fulfilling the donor's expressed wishes.
If you would like information about the Legacy of Liberty and Pillars of Justice Societies Programs, please contact Executive Director Doris Huffman at doris [at] nebarfnd.org or call 402-475-1042.
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