Dauphin County Bar Foundation

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We Care About Children 2021 Annual Summary



The DCBF was created in June of 1945 with a broad purpose and fulfilled that mission by providing funding to many worthy causes. In the past 10 years, the DCBF has focused on causes that have promoted access to justice, particularly to those struggling with poverty and family issues. 

Our most successful cause to date is the “We Care About Children” Campaign.  In operation for over 5 years, the DCBF has funded a full-time custody attorney at MidPenn Legal Services and this lawyer has handled more than 750 cases.  More than $350,000 has been raised and the Foundation is committed to ensuring the continuation of this very worthwhile program that directly assists families in our Dauphin County community.

Gifts to the Foundation can be made on a yearly basis with DCBA dues statements, periodic gifts or estate bequests. 

For further information, please contact Patrice Merzanis at 717-232-7536, ext. 6, or  patrice@dcba-pa.org.


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