Underscoring its commitment to supporting the public interest activities of
the Boston Bar Association (BBA), the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) today
announced nearly $41,000 in grants from Special Funds of the BBF.
"The grants we announce today highlight our strong and enduring relationship
with the BBA, and the importance of supporting BBA activities that leverage the
volunteer talent of lawyers in serving the community and providing pro bono
legal services as well as expand opportunities for Boston's youth," said BBF
President John Donovan, a Partner at Ropes & Gray. "The impact of these
grants on under-served populations and young people in our community will be
significant. They help fund summer jobs for five Boston youth, and
advance educational programs that the BBF has been pleased to help sponsor."
Following a recommendation by the BBF Special Funds Committee, and a vote by
the BBF Board of Trustees, these are the Special Funds grants that have been
The M. Ellen Carpenter Fund will support fellowships for two students in the
BBA Summer Jobs Program. The students will intern at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
of Massachusetts and at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human
The grant will also support staff time and resources and supplies for the
orientation and weekly educational enrichment programs for students throughout
The Austin Jones Fund will support three fellowships for students from Boston
Latin School to participate in the BBA Summer Jobs Program. Austin Jones was an
alum of Boston Latin, and the students will work in public interest settings for
The Francis S. Moran, Jr. Fund will support the BBA Law Day in the Schools
Program, in which volunteer lawyers introduce elementary, middle school and high
school students to important legal issues.
The Federal Tax Institute Fund will be used to further tax related education
to members of the bar, by providing a stipend fund to pay transportation costs
for government speakers who are featured at BBA programs.
The Smith Family Fund will provide a grant to the Volunteer Lawyers
The BBA Special Funds are frequently established for a particular purpose to
honor or memorialize an individual. To learn more about these funds, visit