More than $230,000 raised to benefit law-related charities
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 19, 2011 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF), a foundation serving the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession, announced today that the 12th Annual Signature Event raised more money and attracted more attendees than ever before. Funds from the event, which took place on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Oakland Hills Country Club, will benefit Oakland County law-related charities. OCBF President Thomas J. Tallerico made the announcement.
“Each year, the foundation sets out to improve upon its results from the previous year, and I am pleased to say we have done just that,” said Tallerico. “Considering the toll our economy has taken on so many individuals over the past few years, I am extremely humbled and honored to be part of such a generous group. I’m very proud to say that the money raised during this event will help to provide legal education and legal aid to Oakland County residents who need assistance.”
In total, $175,500 was raised from sponsorship activity and an additional $57,000 was raised in ticket sales, as well as $595 in donations, for a record $233,095. Proceeds from past years have benefitted the important work of such organizations as the Beaumont Hospital Legal Aid for Children, University of Detroit Mercy Mobile Law Office, Family Law Assistance Project, Youth Law Conference, Legal Aid Mini Clinics and the Michigan Center for Civic Education.
About the Oakland County Bar Foundation
Founded in 1999, The Oakland County Bar Foundation’s mission is to serve the citizens of Oakland County and the legal profession by funding or promoting several programs, including those that foster the honor, integrity, welfare and understanding of the law and the legal system; educate the public on the role of lawyers in our society; and improve the accessibility and affordability of legal services. The OCBF also supports the Adams Pratt Collection at the Oakland County Courthouse Library. For more information, please visit www.ocba.org.