To donate an amount not listed in the giving options above, please contact us at 503.222.3275 or mba@mbabar.org.


"To increase the public's understanding of the legal system, to promote civic education, public participation and respect for the law, to improve the quality and administration of the legal system, and to support programs and projects related to the MBF's purpose."

Founded in 2005, the Multnomah Bar Foundation (MBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 


The MBF Annual Fundraising Campaign is Happening Now! 
May 1-May 31

Please support the Multnomah Bar Foundation with a tax-deductible charitable donation. When you support the work of the MBF, you're giving back to the community, improving access to justice, and supporting the court system. Our fundraising goal of $120,000 will sustain operations for our Multnomah CourtCare, CourtSupport and CourtConnect programs, and provide funding to develop future projects that support the court and benefit the community.

Special recognition will be given for donations of $5,000 or more, including being featured on the front page of the December issue of the Multnomah Lawyer. Donations made by May 31 will be acknowledged in the Multnomah Lawyer. All donations are recognized below.

To add your name or your firm's name to the donor list below, use the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page to donate online, return the donation form, or call us at 503.222.3275 for more information, to donate by phone, or to request an invoice.

Thank you for your consideration!

Our Programs

Multnomah CourtCare improves access to justice by making free, drop-in childcare available for families who have business at the court. CourtCare gives parents peace of mind, knowing that their children are being cared for and sheltered from adult issues in court. CourtCare serves children from six weeks to 10 years of age.
 
CourtSupport provides the Central Courthouse with a bilingual Navigator who staffs the information desk and provides a critical service to the public by answering questions about the court, connecting individuals with needed services or accommodations at the courthouse, and making their experience more welcoming and less intimidating.
 
CourtConnect serves as a bridge between the bench, bar and community by pairing lawyers and judges to visit community groups, share information about the court system, and facilitate dialogue about the rule of law. The program builds relationships within the community and helps make the courts less intimidating. 
 
Supporting the MBF helps local people with local issues. If you would like more information, please contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, pamela@mbabar.org).

THANK YOU TO OUR EARLY 2024 CAMPAIGN DONORS!

BENEFACTOR $5,000+ 
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Attorney Admission Fund
A special note of thanks to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Attorney Admission Fund for its donation of $50,000. We are profoundly grateful for your generous support.   
 
Angeli Law Group 
Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
Foster Garvey PC
Holland & Knight LLP
Keller Rohrback 
Lane Powell 
Stoel Rives LLP
Washington Trust Bank


CHAMPION $2,500+ 
Harrang Long P.C.
Schwabe
Snell & Wilmer
Sugerman Dahab


HERO $1,000+
Allegiant Law LLP
Dunn Carney LLP
Hart Wagner LLP
Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
Markowitz Herbold PC
McEwen Gisvold 
Anthony Roberts
Sokol Larkin
Bob Steringer
Stoll Stoll Berne Lokting & Shlachter Fund of Oregon Community Foundation


FRIEND $500+
Danielle Fischer, in memory of Judith A. Fischer
Edwin A. Harnden
Mary Louise McClintock and Hon. Thomas Balmer
Paulson Coletti 
Bill Penn
Matthew O. Ryan
 
PARTNER $250+
Hon. Cheryl Albrecht, in the name of Judge Julie Frantz 
Hon. Adrian Lee Brown, in the name of The Kids - in Gaza, Israel, and Around the World. Love Wins!
J. Laurence Cable
Bruce Cahn
Pilar French 
Mary Lou Haas, in memory of Harl Haas
Harris & Bowker LLP
Morris Family Law LLC
Jack Orchard
Janet Marie Schroer
Wool Landon


DONOR up to $249
Debbie Best
Robin Bowerfind
Hon. Henry Breithaupt
Gretchen E. Buehner
I. Kenneth Davis
Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn
Rupert Koblegarde 
Law Offices of Karl G. Anuta PC
LeDuc Montgomery LLC
Hon. Morgan Long, in the name of Dacia Prettybird 
Hon. Robert Manicke
Daniel B. Peters
Shiri Salehin
Hon. Francis Troy

Thank you for your support of the Multnomah Bar Foundation!

Thank You for Your Support, 2023 Year-End Donors
Give Back to the Community, Improve Access to Justice, and Support the Courts

We are grateful to the legal and broader community for their generous year-end donations to the Multnomah Bar Foundation. We appreciate all of our supporters who make it possible for the MBF to staff the information desk at the Central Courthouse with a CourtSupport Navigator, provide free drop-in childcare to parents with business in the courthouse through Multnomah CourtCare, broaden our civic education outreach to the community through CourtConnect, and provide seed money to explore future projects that support the court and benefit the community. 

A special note of thanks to the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation for a $20,500 grant to benefit Multnomah CourtCare, and to the Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorneys Association for a donation of $8,680 to benefit Multnomah CourtCare. Looking ahead, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Attorney Admission Fund announced it is making a $50,000 donation to the MBF in 2024. Thank you for your generous support!

Contributions of $1,000 or more
Firms, Foundations and Organizations
Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorneys Association
OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
Pickett Dummigan Weingart LLP
Rizzo Bosworth Eraut PC


Individuals
Lisa Kaner
 
Contributions of $500 or more
Individuals
Larry Amburgey
Ruth Beyer
Peter Glade
Lynja Parel
John W. Stephens
Bob Steringer
Sandra Stone in memory of Michael E. Wasserman

Contributions of $150 or more
Firms
Boise Matthews Donegan LLP
Gresham Injury Law Center
Zarosinski Hartwig PC

Individuals
Alice Ellis Gaut
Ayla Ercin
Hon. John Jelderks in memory of Pearl Jones
Anita G. Manishan
Referee Mark A. Peterson
Robin Selig

Contributions
Caroline Harris Crowne
Lisa Kenn
 
Contributions Made Through the Dues Check-Off

Thank you to these members who donated to the MBF when paying their annual MBA membership dues.

Amelia Andersen
Karl Anuta
Sheldon Aronson
Robert R. Calo
John Coletti
John Cosgrave
Anne Koch
Jimmy Namgyal
Katherine O'Neil
Jane Paulson
Jeff Pitzer
Joanna Posey
Karen Schoenfeld
Robert Udziela
Evans Van Buren
Frank Wall
Hon. Merri Souther Wyatt
Pamela Yee

Thank you to our anonymous supporters who made a donation through Network for Good


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Donations to the MBF are tax-deductible, every dollar helps, and donating is easy! Use the "DONATE NOW" button above, or call 503.222.3275 to donate by phone or request an invoice. Checks may be made payable to the Multnomah Bar Foundation and sent to: Multnomah Bar Foundation, 620 SW 5th Ave Ste 1220, Portland OR 97204.

Learn more about the work of the MBF in President Joe Franco's December 2023 Multnomah Lawyer article

Our Programs

Multnomah CourtCare improves access to justice by making free, drop-in childcare available for families who have business at the court. CourtCare gives parents peace of mind, knowing that their children are being cared for and sheltered from adult issues in court. CourtCare serves children from six weeks to 10 years of age.
 
CourtSupport provides the Central Courthouse with a bilingual Navigator who staffs the information desk and provides a critical service to the public by answering questions about the court, connecting individuals with needed services or accommodations at the courthouse, and making their experience more welcoming and less intimidating. (Photo, right)
 
CourtConnect serves as a bridge between the bench, bar and community by pairing lawyers and judges to visit community groups, share information about the court system, and facilitate dialogue about the rule of law. The program builds relationships within the community and helps make the courts more approachable. Read Tyler Volm's November 2022 article. (See CourtConnect photos, lower right, featuring Bonnie Richardson, Richardson Wang LLP, Judge Eric Dahlin and the SOAR [Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees] citizenship class; and Judge Jodie Bureta and Judge Melvin Oden-Orr with SOAR citizenship students)
 
Supporting the MBF helps local people with local issues. Read about the work of the MBF in the May 2023 Multnomah Lawyer article by MBF President Joe Franco and MBF Vice President Tyler Volm. If you would like more information, please contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, pamela@mbabar.org).


Annual Fundraising Campaign
Thank You for Your Support for the Multnomah Bar Foundation!

The MBF’s annual campaign ran the month of May, raised over $60,000 and helped us get closer to our goal of $120,000 to sustain our three successful programs and provide funding to develop future projects that support the court and benefit the community. Donations made by May 31 received special recognition and our donors are acknowledged below.

OUR CAMPAIGN DONORS - SPRING 2023

BENEFACTOR $5,000+ 

Washington Trust Bank

CHAMPION $2,500+ 

Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Keller Rohrback LLP
Miller Nash LLP
Perkins Coie Foundation
Stoel Rives LLP

HERO $1,000+

Alterman Law Group PC
Bridge City Law
Dunn Carney LLP
Joseph L. Franco
Harrang Long P.C.
Hart Wagner LLP
Janet Hoffman & Associates LLC
Lane Powell PC 
Markowitz Herbold
McEwen Gisvold LLP
NAEGELI Deposition and Trial
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Schwabe
Stoll Berne
Sussman Shank LLP
Wyse Kadish LLP

FRIEND $500+

Larry K. Amburgey
Hon. Anna J. Brown, in honor of Dave Markowitz
Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, LLP
Danielle Fischer, in honor of Judith Ann Fischer 
Pilar French
Larkins Vacura Kayser, LLP
Aruna Masih
Paul Matthias-Bennetch
Hon. Steven R. Powers
Richardson Wang LLP
Matthew O. Ryan
Linda R. Scher
Seidl Law Office, PC
Robin Selig
Charles and Nancy Tauman
Vanguard Charitable on behalf of The Chris & Becky Heuer Fund

PARTNER $250+

Hon. Amy Baggio
Marah and David Bean, in honor of Bonnie Richardson and Jovita Wang
Berkshire Ginsberg LLC
Bruce H. Cahn
Chenoweth Law Group PC
Peter Glade
William J. Howe
Law Office of John G. Humphrey
Lindsay Hart LLP
Hon. Heidi Moawad
Jack Orchard
Stephen D. Osborne
Pitzer Law
Hon. David Rees
Janet M. Schroer
Bob Steringer
Hon. Susan Svetkey
Tarlow Naito & Summers LLP
Hon. Katherine Tennyson, Retired 
Vangelisti Mediation
Tyler J. Volm
Hon. Nan G. Waller
Wildwood Law Group LLC
June Wiyrick Flores
Wool Landon

DONOR up to $249
Hon. Jacqueline Alarcón
Hon. Cheryl Albrecht, in honor of the Honorable Julie Frantz
Hon. Beth A. Allen
Hon. Leslie Bottomly
Hon. Henry C. Breithaupt
Barry P. Caplan
Hon. Eric L. Dahlin
I. Kenneth Davis
Referee Jane Fox 
Hon. Bryan Francesconi
Hon. Angela Franco Lucero
David Frant
Hon. Julie Frantz
Hon. Maurisa Gates
Hon. Rima Ghandour
Hon. Michael Greenlick
Mary Lou Haas
Hon. Patrick Henry
Akira Heshiki
Hon. Amy Holmes Hehn
Hon. Celia A. Howes
David A. Hytowitz
Anit Jindal
Lisa Kenn
Rupert Koblegarde
Hon. Andrew M. Lavin
Referee Rebecca Lease
Hon. Morgan Wren Long 
Hon. Angel Lopez, Retired
Alvin Ma
Hon. Robert Manicke 
Barbara Marcille
Charles Markley
David and Pamela Markowitz, in honor of Mary Rower
Hon. Judith Matarazzo
Mary Louise McClintock
Hon. Patricia McGuire, in honor of Shaun Wardinsky 
Hon. Melvin Oden-Orr
Marcia Ohlemiller
Beverly Orth
Referee Mark Peterson
Suzanne Pickgrobe
Hon. Jenna Plank
Jason Posner
Hon. Christopher A. Ramras
Hon. Shelley D. Russell
Hon. Thomas Ryan
Dana Scheele
Hon. Kelly Skye
Michael Benjamin Smith
Hon. Benjamin Souede
Marshal Spector, in honor of Judge Rick Haselton
Referee Kenneth Stafford
Hon. Xiomara Torres 
Hon. Jamie Troy
Hon. Kathryn Villa-Smith
Claudette Wheeler
Jennifer Woodhouse
Yates Family Law, PC

Thank you for your support of the Multnomah Bar Foundation!


Thank you, 2022 Campaign Donors
Your support for the MBF general fund gives the board the flexibility to direct funds as needed to fully fund Multnomah CourtCare, CourtSupport, and CourtConnect, and provides seed money to take on future projects that support the court and benefit the community. 

Read about the work of the MBF in the April 2022 Multnomah Lawyer article by MBF President Victoria Blachly and MBF Vice President Joseph Franco.

CHAMPION $2,500+

Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP
Chenoweth Law Group PC
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dunn Carney LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Keller Rohrback LLP
Miller Nash
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel State PAC
Perkins Coie Foundation

HERO $1,000+

Barran Liebman LLP
Ruth A. Beyer
Scott T. Downing
Foster Garvey PC
S. Ward Greene
Michael E. Haglund
Hart Wagner LLP
J. Randolph Pickett PC
Lane Powell PC   
Thomas A. Larkin
Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
Richard A. Lee
Lindsay Hart, LLP
Markowitz Herbold
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP                                        
Marshal Spector & Gevurtz Menashe                                                                                                                                                                      
Stoll Berne
Wyse Kadish, in memory of Josh Kadish

FRIEND $500+

Amy E. Bilyeu, in memory of Steve Kantor
Judge Anna J. Brown
Joseph L. Franco
Aruna Masih
NAEGELI Deposition & Trial
Richardson Wang LLP
Bob Steringer
Tarlow Naito & Summers, LLP
Thomas Melville PC Gresham Injury Law Center
Troutman Pepper

PARTNER $250+

Judge Cheryl Albrecht, in honor of the Honorable Julie Frantz
David I. Bean, in honor of Pamela Hubbs
Judge Stacie Beckerman, in memory of Gerald Lyell Fatka
Bennett Hartman LLP
Berkshire Ginsberg LLC
Judge Adrian Lee Brown, in memory of children killed in mass gun violence in 2022
Judge Stephen K. Bushong
Larry Cable
Heather Decker, tcb coaching + consulting
Akira Heshiki
Charles Hudson
Elizabeth and Ethan Knight
Mary Louise McClintock and the Honorable Thomas A. Balmer
Judge Heidi H. Moawad
Jack Orchard
Judge David F. Rees
Matthew O. Ryan
Michael R. Silvey
Judge Susan M. Svetkey
Judge Katherine Tennyson, Ret.
Keith E. Tichenor
Judge Nan Waller
Jovita Wang

DONOR up to $249

Judge Beth A. Allen
Amelia Andersen
Cyreena Boston Ashby
Kenneth Lee Baker
Debbie Best
Judge Henry C. Breithaupt
Butcher & Smith Law
Robert R. Calo
Harry R. Carson
Patricia L. Chor
Judge Eric L. Dahlin
Ian Kenneth Davis
Judge Maurisa R. Gates, In Honor of Children Everywhere
Judge Michael A. Greenlick
Mary Lou Haas
Judge Amy Holmes Hehn
Judge Jerry B. Hodson 
Jane and David Hytowitz 
Anit K. Jindal
Lisa M. Kenn
Tony Kullen
Judge Andrew M. Lavin
Judge Morgan Wren Long
Judge Angela Franco Lucero
Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner PC
Judge Robert T. Manicke
Judge Judith H. Matarazzo
Bradley Middleton
Janice R. Morgan
Rhidian Morgan
Katherine O'Neil
Judge Melvin Oden-Orr
Marcia Ohlemiller, Attorney at Law
Suzanne C. Pickgrobe
Pitzer Law
Judge Jenna R. Plank
Michael K. Porter
Kathryn S. Root
Sarah-Ray Rundle
Judge Thomas M. Ryan
William Savage
Scannellaw
Schmidt & Yee, P.C.
Sarah E. Silberger
Judge Benjamin N. Souede
Lee Ogden Tyler
John Bautista Vallejos
Julie A. Weis

Thank you for your support of the Multnomah Bar Foundation!

Thank you, 2021 Year-End Donors, for your support. 

We are grateful to the legal and broader community for their generous year-end support for the Multnomah Bar Foundation and its work. We appreciate all of our supporters who make it possible for the MBF to staff the information desk at the Central Courthouse with a CourtSupport Navigator, provide free drop-in childcare to parents with business in the courthouse through Multnomah CourtCare, broaden our civic education outreach to the community with CourtConnect presentations, and explore future projects that will support the court and benefit the community. 

A special note of thanks to the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation for awarding the MBF a $16,000 grant to benefit Multnomah CourtCare.

Contributions of $1,000 or more
Larger Firms, Foundations and Organizations

OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation
Queen's Bench
Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth PC


Individuals

Pauline Goldstein, in memory of Gersham Goldstein


Contributions of $150 or more
Solo and Small Firms

Gazzola & Warren PC
Tennyson Resolutions
Zarosinski Hartwig P.C.


Individuals

Peter H. Glade
Aruna A. Masih
Referee Mark A. Peterson
Judge Steven R. Powers
Charles and Nancy Tauman
Terence L. Thatcher
Judge Janice R. Wilson

THE 2021 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER $88,000 FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS

Thank you for supporting the court and the community with your tax-deductible, charitable donation.

This is the first year that the MBF combined its fundraising efforts into a single campaign to benefit the MBF general fund, which gives the board the flexibility to direct support where it is most needed and provide for the development of future projects. Read MBF President Mackenzie Hogan’s May 2021 Multnomah Lawyer article

Donors who gave $150 or more are acknowledged below. 

Special thanks to Judge John Acosta and the US District Court for the District of Oregon Attorney Admission Fund for a $50,000 donation to benefit CourtCare.

OUR 2021 DONORS
Firms
$500+

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dunn Carney LLP
Eaton Family Law
Farleigh Wada Witt
Foster Garvey PC
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
Harris & Bowker LLP
Lane Powell PC
Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
Markowitz Herbold PC
McEwen Gisvold LLP
Miller Nash LLP
Richardson Wright LLP
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Stoll Berne
Sussman Shank LLP
U.S. District Court’s Attorney Admission Fund


$150+

Vangelisti Mediation
Wyse Kadish LLP

Individuals
$500+

Larry K. Amburgey
Judge Adrian Lee Brown, in the name of Gianna Floyd
S. Ward Greene
Edwin A. Harnden
Abby Wool Landon
Susan Marmaduke
Steve Naito
Joe Piucci
Sarah Ryan
Marshal Spector, in honor of the Multnomah County Judges and Courthouse staff
Jennifer Wagner

$150+

Judge Cheryl Albrecht, CourtSupport donation in the name of the Honorable Julie Frantz, and CourtCare donation in the name of the Honorable Katherine Tennyson
Judge Steffan Alexander
Amy and Patrick Angel
Kenneth Antell
Nellie Barnard
David Bean, in honor of Mackenzie Hogan
Victoria Blachly
Judge Leslie Bottomly
Judge Henry C. Breithaupt
Judge Anna J. Brown
Presiding Judge Stephen Bushong
Larry Cable
Ben Cox
I. Kenneth Davis
Heather Decker
Joseph Franco
Charles Gazzola
Peter H. Glade
Judge Michael Greenlick
Mary Lou Haas
Frank Hammond
Anit Jindal
Elizabeth and Ethan Knight
Brad and Vivian Krupicka
Thomas Larkin
Judge Angel Lopez
David Ludwig
Jeffrey A. Martin
Aruna A. Masih
Mary Louise McClintock and Justice Thomas Balmer
Judge Heidi Moawad
Shawn Morgan
Jay Nusbaum
Katherine H. O'Neil
Jack Orchard
Stephen D. Osborne
John Ostrander
Referee Mark A. Peterson
Joseph Piucci
Kimberly Quach
Judge David Rees
John Robb
Janet Schroer 
Margot Seitz
Penny Serrurier
Robert A. Shlachter
Diane S. Sykes
Terence Thatcher
Evans Van Buren
Judge Kathyrn Villa-Smith
Mark Wada
Judge Nan Waller
Jovita Wang
Julie Weis
Michael A. Yates

OUR PROGRAMS


Your tax-deductible charitable donation will help the MBF fulfill its mission through its CourtConnect, CourtSupport and Multnomah CourtCare programs, and will help fund future projects that support the court and benefit the community. To donate, use the "DONATE NOW" button at the top of the page, send a check to the Multnomah Bar Foundation, 620 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1220, Portland, OR 97204 or contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, pamela@mbabar.org).

Future projects the MBF is exploring include the possibility of expanding the CourtCare program to the juvenile detention facility, assisting self-represented litigants, and supporting the Legal Resource Center in the Central Courthouse. 

CourtSupport, launched in 2020, increases access to justice by assisting community members navigating Multnomah County courts and helping connect them to services offered by the court. Our bilingual CourtSupport Navigator (pictured above, left) staffs the information desk in the courthouse to answer basic questions, help people find the courtroom or office they need, and connect them to resources about court services.

CourtConnect, developed in 2018, promotes civic education and understanding of the law by pairing judges and attorneys to visit community and youth groups to speak about the judiciary and the rule of law.

Multnomah CourtCare has served more than 18,000 children and their families by providing free drop-in childcare to families who have business in the courthouse. Our longest-running program, CourtCare has been in operation since 2001 and is ready to open its doors in the new Central Courthouse when drop-in childcare resumes. 

Questions? Contact Pamela Hubbs (503.854.5237, pamela@mbabar.org).