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The Westchester County Bar Foundation, Inc. (“WCBF”), established in 1984, is the charitable arm of the Westchester County Bar Association.  Its goal is to contribute to the improvement of the administration of justice and encourage a better public understanding of the law.
The Foundation also recognizes the outstanding service of non-judicial employees of the Ninth Judicial District with the Annual Joseph F. Gagliardi Award for Excellence.
Each year, the Foundation holds a Benefit for the Public Interest Fellowship to defray the cost of a salary of a pro bono attorney at one of the County's non-profit legal agencies. To read highlights from the 2019 Benefit, please click HERE.
All donations are deductible for Federal and New York State income, estate, and gift tax purposes.  The majority of the funds for the Foundation's projects are provided by members of the Westchester County Bar Association.  
Online donations are welcome -- please contribute by clicking on the button below.
Public Interest Fellowship
In September 2007, the Foundation established a two-year public interest law fellowship. The Fellowship provides legal help to the county's underserved residents, and also provides training to a new lawyer who otherwise might not have the opportunity to do public interest work.
WCBF Fellows
Karen Maxim (nee Tenenbaum), a Harvard Law graduate, was the first Fellow, doing her work through Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The second Fellow, hosted by My Sister's Place in White Plains, was Pace Law graduate Virginia Foulkrod. Read the Newsletter article about Virginia (she also has a short video below!). The third Fellow, hosted by Student Advocacy, was Pace Law graduate Darren Guild. Read Darren's speech regarding the Fellowship from the 3rd Annual Foundation Benefit on November 14, 2013. The fourth Fellow, Elizabeth Mastropolo, a St. John's Law graduate, was hosted by Pace Community Law Practice and worked with clients of Neighbors Link. The fifth Fellow, Jennifer Pacheco, worked for the Hudson Valley Justice Center in Yonkers from  2015 to 2017 The sixth Fellow, Luis Leon, a Pace Law School graduate, began his fellowship in the fall of 2017, and now works at the Make the Road New York.  Luis serves the underprivileged in the areas of immigration law and family law.
Virginia Foulkrod's Experience


Diamond: $2,000+
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP
Cuddy & Feder, LLP
Enea Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Gary B. Freidman, Esq.
Greenfield, Stein & Senior, LLP
M&T Bank
The Goldie Anna Charitable Trust
Yankwitt LLP
Platinum: $1,500
Christopher Cabanillas, Esq.
Cabanillas & Associates, P.C.
Fontana Giannini LLP
Mary Ellen Manley, Esq.
Gold: $1,000
Hollis Laidlaw & Simon P.C.
Jay Carlisle, Jean Marie Connolly, and John Geoghegan (Past WCBF Benefit Honorees)
John J. Halloran, Jr., P.C.
Keane & Beane, P.C.
Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP
Lachtman Cohen. P.C.
McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP
Michael Kremen, Esq.
O’Connor McGuinness Conte Doyle Oleson Watson & Loftus, LLP
Orange Bank & Trust Company
The Kensico Cemetery
Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP