The Hudson County Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) entity organized under the state of New Jersey. It was established in November of 1962.
It was organized to preserve the honor and integrity of law by funding, developing and otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession; increase public understanding of the legal system; study, improve and facilitate the administration of justice. In conjunction with the Hudson County Bar Association, the Foundation offers numerous educational seminars for attorneys and Law Day programs for the public.
In furtherance of those principles the Hudson County Bar Foundation has established a law student scholarship program. It is one of the oldest law school scholarships in the county, awarding scholarships to deserving law students for over 50 years.
Esteemed members and families of the Hudson County legal community have funded 45 scholarships. Since its inception, the foundation has granted approximately $1 million in scholarships to aspiring lawyers while attending law school.
The H.C.B.F. anticipates its continuation of support for Law Students from our community for many years to come. This can only be possible through future endowments.
The Foundation welcomes gifts designated for the Scholarship program. Naming rights are granted with a gift minimum of $15,000 in perpetuity. Gifts to the Hudson County Bar Foundation are tax-deductible to the maximum extent allowed by law. The Foundation encourages gifts of cash, appreciated securities, retirement fund assets, real estate and life insurance policies, subject to consideration and approval by the Board of Directors. Each year, a percentage of your endowment is used in the Foundation’s grant making process.
Those who take a leadership role through the making of a significant contribution are honored by the Hudson County Bar Foundation Scholarship Dinner which is held in June of each year. We urge all members of the bar to remember the H.C.B.F. when leaving their legacy, or preparing wills for their clients who wish to make charitable contributions.
Should you have any questions or wish to establish a scholarship, please contact Lisa Burke at 201 798-4708.
If you would like to apply for the HCBF Scholarship (Click here for application)
Louis J. Santore, Esq. 6/29/19