Continuing the legacy of the Burlington County Bar
Great attorneys before us have helped mold and shape this Bar Association, its relationship with the Bench, and its standing in the community. In the Spring of 2012, after decades of being a tenant and years of planning, the Bar purchased office space. Our headquarters on the third floor of newly constructed offices at 137 High Street, is directly across from the Olde Courthouse and Historic Jail. In that space, staff run our day to day operations. We are also able to conduct our Board meetings and small continuing education sessions in our conference room.
Leading up to the purchase, the Bar made an initial fundraising push, which generated the down payment, furnishings and related costs. The monthly carrying costs are the same as what we paid in rent at the old location on Grant Street. The Bar had turned the corner on some tough financial times, and the move to purchase our own headquarters put us on the path from tenant to owner with equity. We are now no longer just spending, we are building a foundation, one that we know will serve the Bar well in the future.
At this time, we need to raise $150,000 to own the space free of a mortgage. That number may sound big, but we have over 1,000 members, so the average contribution needed is $150. If you can, please consider contributing more in case some do not. All donations are to the Bar Foundation and, as such, fully deductible.
Together, we can do something great and benefit the attorneys of Burlington County for generations to come.
Special thanks to all those who have already given to this worthy cause: Platinum Sponsors: Parker McCay, Capehart & Scatchard and Powers Kirn; Silver Sponsors: Archer & Greiner, P.C., Attorneys Hartman, Richard J. Nocella, Esq., Raymond Coleman Heinold & Norman, and Wizmur & Finberg; and Founder Sponsors: Elizabeth Garcia, Sharon Dostmann, Christopher Musulin, Janice Heinold, Charles Nugent, and Deirdre Hartman and John Zohlman.
Click the link below for additional information on the Raising the Bar campaign, including a donation form.