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Knoxville Bar Foundation
What is the Knoxville Bar Foundation and why does it exist?
While the founders had many ideas in mind as the organization’s Charter attests, most all associated with the Foundation would likely agree that the Knoxville Bar Foundation provides a way they can show their appreciation in a tangible way for being blessed to practice in such a wonderful place and with great lawyers.
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Founders & FellowsThe Knoxville Bar Foundation was formed in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) organization to provide a means for lawyers in our community to make tax-deductible contributions to be used to support local law–related programs. The Knoxville Bar Foundation has instituted a Fellows Program designed to fulfill two purposes. First, to support the community services and programs funded by the KBF through Fellows' contributions and, second, to publicly honor and recognize those lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their practices and in their service to the Knoxville legal community. Since 1997, the KBF has awarded grants in excess of $370,000.00 to fund local projects and programs seeking to improve the administration of justice, to enhance the public's understanding of and confidence in the legal system, and to serve the legal profession.
Requests for 2017 Grant Proposals
The Knoxville Bar Foundation was established in 1992 to improve the administration of justice, to enhance the public’s understanding of and confidence in the legal system, and to serve the legal profession. The Bar Foundation has awarded grants totaling in excess of $ 350,000 for local law related projects and programs since its inception. Per capita this is a real contribution to programs that promote and enable the essence of what we as lawyers seek – liberty and justice for all. Last year the Board of Directors approved seven grant requests, totaling $23,700.
In May, 2017, the Knoxville Bar Foundation will again award grants to deserving applicants. The individual grant awards usually are $5,000 or less and the deadline for submitting grant applications is February 24, 2017. Please note that grant funding may not be used for operating costs and endowments. We are excited about this year’s grant program and encourage interested parties and organizations to apply. Please download an application. Submit all grant applications before 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2017 to Reggie Keaton, Chairman, Knoxville Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 39, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 or deliver to 550 W. Main Street, Suite 500, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
Induction of 2016 Fellows Press Release
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service. The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service.
The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Hon. Suzanne H. Bauknight, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Jonathan D. Cooper, Whitt, Cooper, Trant & Hedrick
Hon. Kristi M. Davis, Knox County Circuit Court, Division I
John W. Elder, Paine | Bickers LLP
R. Scott Elmore, Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
Elizabeth B. Ford, Federal Defender Services
Debra L. Fulton, Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP
Francis L. Lloyd Jr., Law Office of Francis L. Lloyd, Jr.
Chris W. McCarty, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Nathan D. Rowell, Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C.
C. Scott Taylor, Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP
John T. Winemiller, Merchant & Gould P.C.
The Knoxville Bar Foundation is a not for profit foundation established to improve public awareness of the legal system in Knoxville, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services through the distribution of its funds.
View photos of all of the Fellows (Log in as a member to view full sized images).
Phone: (865) 522-4191
Fax: (865) 522-0910
Phone: (865) 215-2396
Fax: (865) 215-4251
Hon. Deborah C. Stevens
Circuit Court, Division III
400 Main Avenue, City County Bldg., M-38
Knoxville, TN 37902-2425
Phone: (865) 215-2050
Fax: (865) 215-2643