September 2017 Edition
The SCBF has an exciting year planned.  At our August meeting our Board of Directors set significant goals to achieve this year and we are looking forward to making them happen.  Our Ambassadors and the YLD are hosting events to promote the SCBF and our wonderful grantees. Keep on the lookout for some fun events coming your way. 

You can find our staff out in the community recognizing our grantee's tireless work as well as introducing and reminding the legal community about the impact they have on our grantees through financial support to the SCBF.
Because of you we are able to grow and expand our network of support. If you are interested in cementing your legacy as a Foundation for Justice and making a positive impact in South Carolina, please consider donating today
- Megan, Marisa & Ashley, Your SCBF Staff

Foundation Focus: 
2017 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award 
The 2017 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award nominations are now open!

2016 DuRant recipient, George Cauthen, receiving his award. 
The DuRant Award was established in 1980 in memory of Charlton DuRant.  Mr. DuRant was a well-known Manning attorney who served as state senator and special associate justice of the SC Supreme Court. 

This award is one of the most prestigious statewide honors that members of the Bar can bestow on a fellow attorney.  Recipients are nominated and selected by their professional peers. The selection criteria include meritorious service to the law and the community. 

FY18 SCBF Bank of America Grant Recipients
The South Carolina Bar Foundation is proud to announce the nine South Carolina nonprofits who received funding from a special grant program established as a result of a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Bank of America.   

Discover more about the Bank of America grant program.
Grantee Focus: UofSC Law Veterans Legal Clinic
Photo by Rick Smoak
The University of South Carolina School of
Law Veterans Legal Clinic is one of the recipients of our Bank of America grants. 

The clinic will serve a range of legal needs of indigent veterans in the state of South Carolina. The clinic will provide free, direct legal assistance on credit problems and related financial matters, housing concerns, government benefits and family law issues. 

"One of the most pressing needs for many veterans is access to legal services that will help them deal with housing, debt, or domestic problems. If not addressed, these issues can affect their families negatively and may leave our veterans in poverty or even homeless. We have a large population of veterans in South Carolina. Through this clinic, our law students, working under the student practice rule, can provide many hours of professional assistance to the veterans and their families, while themselves gaining valuable professional experience." - University of South Carolina School of Law Dean Rob Wilcox.  

Check out the many programs UofSC Law offers to the community and its students. 
Bank Focus: Prime Partners 
A number of participating banks and credit unions pay interest rates on IOLTA funds that go above and beyond the court Rule 412's basic requirements. Please consider our prime partners for all of your banking needs. 

Grateful for their generosity, the Bar Foundation would like to thank Bank of North CarolinaFirst National Bank of South Carolina and  Countybank

These three banks pay interest on IOLTA accounts based on an index rate equal to 75% of the Federal Funds Target Rate or .75%, whichever is higher.
Philanthropy Focus: Save the Date #GivingTuesday  
This year the SCBF will be participating in #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. 

Be on the lookout for more information about how you can give the gift of justice on November 28
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