Mecklenburg Bar Foundation
Development & Grant Review Committee



The Development & Grant Review Committee develops and implements the financial development for the Foundation by utilizing the Lawyers' Impact Fund (unrestricted fund of the Bar Foundation Fund) campaign as its primary fundraising tool. The Committee oversees the implementation of the Grant Request Application process, reviews grant requests and makes recommendations to the MBF Board of Directors.



2019-20 Co-Chair

2019-20 Co-Chair   

Deborah Dilman


Lakai C. Vinson



Committee Members

Hon. Aretha Blake
Tonja Brooks
Matt DeAntonio
Shannon Hoff Duarte
Bill Elam
Michael Harman
Jim Henderson
Rob Heroy
Mary Fletcher King
Emma Merritt
Barrett Morris
Maria Ortiz


Staff Liaisons

Leah Campbell, Interim Executive Director -

Volunteer Need / Commitment

Members of the Development Committee must be willing to actively fundraise, which requires about 5 hours per month, on average, outside of committee meetings.  The Development Committee currently meets on the second Wednesday each month at 8 a.m.  Interested in joining this committee?  The application for this year's committee volunteers is now available and must be completed by May 31, 2019. Click here to complete the committee interest form.