Bar Foundation Fund Tribute Gifts

When words just aren't enough, say thank you with a tribute gift

They say in life it's not what you know, but who you know. And everyone knows someone that has helped them along the way on their professional path. Be it a fellow attorney that served as your mentor, a judge you clerked for, a cherished law professor, or even an elder statesman of the Bar whose career you've always admired, everyone has someone to thank.

It's not always easy to find the words when you want to thank those that helped your career or to honor those that have gone before you. The Bar Foundation Fund provides the opportunity to say thank you with a tribute gift. It is a way to let everyone know how much that person has impacted you and your career.

Tribute gifts are recognized in the monthly Mecklenburg Bar News, on and in various MCB and MBF publications. In addition, those being honored and the families of those being memorialized receive notification of your tribute from the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation. 

If you would like to make a tribute gift, you may use our online donation form or send your gift, made payable to the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, to 2850 Zebulon Ave., Charlotte, NC 28208. Please include the name of the person you are honoring with your gift. You can make your gift online by clicking here. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Leah Campbell at or 704/375-8624.

Memorials & Honorariums 2019-20

In Memory Of...

Judge Hugh B. Campbell, Jr.
Leah Reed Campbell

Max Diaz
Hon. Albert Diaz

Judge H. Brent McKnight
Toni K. Grove

James L. Kelly, Jr.
Patrick E. Kelly

Louis A. Bledsoe Jr., Jo Ann J. Brighton, Nelson M. Casstevens Jr.,
Donald H. Caldwell Jr., James O. Cobb Jr., Charles Fortunado "Bud" Coira, Jr.,
William F. Drew Jr., S. Dean Hamrick, Billie Ellerbe, Michael G. Gibson, John M. Harrington, Jonathan Hipps, 

Robert “Bob” C. Hord Jr., J. Charles Jones, Max E. Justice,
Robert W. King, Henry C. Lomax, H. William Palmer Jr.,
Philip M. Van Hoy, & William Michael Workman
Mecklenburg County Bar

Robert E. Perry, Jr.
Roy H. Michaux Jr.

Hamlin Landis "Ham" Wade
Julia K. Wade
Hamlin Landis Wade, Jr.


In Honor Of... 

Bill Palmer
Nelson Casstevens
Phil Vanhoy

John Joseph Carpenter

Anne Crotty & her contributions to 
the International House & the immigrant community of Charlotte

Catherine L. Magennis


View a list of the 2018-19 Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

View a list of the 2017-18 Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

View a list of the 2016 Memorial & Honorarium Gifts 

View a list of the 2015 Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

View a list of the 2013 Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

View a list of the 2012 Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

View a list of the 2011 Memorial and Honorarium Gifts