About Ohio Women's Bar Foundation

The Ohio Women's Bar Foundation was formed in 2008 as the educational and charitable arm of the Ohio Women's Bar Association. The Foundation's mission is to accelerate the advancement of women lawyers as leaders in the profession and to facilitate their service to the community.  Its vision is to achieve this mission by collaborating with the OWBA and strategically securing the resources necessary to provide and fund extraordinary educational opportunities that enable Ohio’s women lawyers to advance in the profession and serve their communities.


The foundation's current initiatives include the Leadership Institute and the Law Student Scholarship. The Leadership Institute  provides a unique opportunity for women lawyers to enhance their leadership, business development and communication skills while building strong relationships with other class members who are emerging leaders in the profession and networking with some of Ohio’s most prominent women lawyers. The Law Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a female law student in Ohio who has demonstrated commitment to promoting the missions of the OWBF and OWBA.

The foundation's long-range plan endeavors to secure resources to fund educational opportunities for women lawyers that will facilitate their service to the community. 

Assisting the Foundation in reaching their goals is the Leadership Institute's Advisory Committee consisting of The Honorable Vernelis Kinsey Armstrong, Kim Bixenstine, Valoria Hoover, Elizabeth (Liza) Kessler, Maria A. Kortan-Sampson, The Honorable Judith Ann Lanzinger, The Honorable Cynthia C. Lazarus, Margaret J. Lockhart, The Honorable Yvette McGee Brown, The Honorable Betty D. Montgomery, The Honorable Maureen O'Connor, Kathleen Hayes Ransier, Mary W. Sullivan and Maxine S. Thomas. Their support has been invaluable to the continued support of the Leadership Institute and we look forward to adding your name and/or your firm as a contributor.

Thank you to our 2017-2018 Presenting Sponsor

Please consider donating to the Foundation as one of the following:

  • Bronze Sponsor ($500-$999)
  • Gold Sponsor ($1,000-$2,499)
  • Platinum Sponsor ($2,500 - $4,999)
  • Diamond Sponsor ($5,000 - $9,999)

Contributions can be made to the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation and mailed to 136 South Keowee Street, Dayton, Ohio  45402.  OR, click the "Donate" button below to make a secure contribution by credit or debit card, or your PayPal account.  Questions?  Call (866) 932-6922.



Ohio Women's Bar Association | 136 South Keowee Street | Dayton, Ohio 45402 | Phone (866) 932-6922 | Email admin@owba.org

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