Foundation raises record amount at 13th Annual Signature Event

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 The Oakland County Bar Foundation (OCBF) was in a record-breaking mood at the 13th Annual Signature Event on Friday, April 20, raising $249,550 for law-related charities across the metro area. A sell-out crowd of more than 400 attended the event at Oakland Hills Country Club.

 
“This year, we received more grant requests than ever before and our generous sponsors rose to the challenge,” said Patrick McCauley, president of the OCBF. “Having broken our previous fund-raising record, OCBF will have the means necessary to fund even more of the outstanding legal aid and education nonprofits that help individuals right here in our own back yards. We truly appreciate the ongoing support of the Oakland County legal community and look forward to another year of great progress.”
 
In total, $189,500 was raised from sponsorship activity and an additional $59,100 was generated in ticket sales, as well as $1,400 in donations, for a grand total of $249,550, according to OCBF officials.
 
Since 2002, OCBF has contributed more than $1,180,000 to legal assistance and legal education programs in the metro community. Proceeds from events have benefited the University of Detroit Mercy Mobile Law Office, the Family Law Assistance Project, Legal Aid Mini Clinics, William Beaumont Hospital Legal Aid for Children, Youth Law Conference, the RESTORE Foundation, the Michigan Center for Civic Education, among other charitable concerns.
 
Founded in 1999, the OCBF also supports the Adams-Pratt Collection at the Oakland County Courthouse Library. For additional information, visit www.ocba.org. 
 
For video of this event, go to www.legalnews.com/motion and click on “videos.” 
 
(Photos by John Meiu)

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