Philanthropy

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO: The Philanthropy is responsible for planning ISBA community service events, administering and approving Boyd Service hours, and working with the Citizen Lawyer Program to build the Pro Bono Society and the Boyd Service Award. ISBA holds an annual sporting event to raise money for a local non-profit legal organization in the spring. ISBA also sponsors an annual food drive and peanut butter and jelly drive for the Johnson County Crisis Center. The Philanthropy Chair may appoint two separate members of the committee to help plan and run these events.

Philanthropy Committee Members include: 

  • David Allen, 2L
  • Ashley Brosius, 2L (Chair)
  • Matt Enriquez, 2L
  • Tiffany Ikeda, 3L
  • Molly McDonnell, 1L
  • Ellen Tolsma, 2L

BOYD SERVICE HOURS and THE PRO BONO SOCIETY:  

UPCOMING SERVICE  EVENTS and UPDATES:

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRO BONO SOCIETY CONSTITUTION WAS AMENDED IN SPRING 2013 AND CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO COUNTABLE SERVICE HOURS.
  • GRADUATING 3Ls, THE LAST DATE TO LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE BOYD SERVICE AWARD IS SATURDAY, APRIL 19th.

ISBA ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE (November 18th – December 3rd) 

The Philanthropy Committee is conducting an all-school food drive to collect nonperishable food items, personal hygiene items and monetary donations.

Since we’re law students, we’re going to do this the competitive way. The organization that brings in the most non-perishable food item wins and can lord its donation-getting prowess over all the others. So in the spirit of helping your fellow people – and beating your fellow law student – please donate!!

Items will be accepted from November 18 – December 3 in the lobby of the law building.

Top 10 most desirable donations, as listed by the Crisis Center, include:

1. Financial Contributions; 2. Canned Fruit & Juice; 3. Canned Meat & Peanut Butter; 4. Hearty Soups and Stews; 5. Canned Vegetables; 6. Toilet Paper; 7. Baby Formula; 8. Baby Diapers (size 3 and up); 9. Laundry Detergent; 10. Pasta & Rice

Donations will go to Johnson County Crisis Center.

Competition Rules:

  • Donors can contribute their donation towards the tally of one or multiple organizations if they choose, although they do not have to specify an organization for their donation. Donors will be able to allocate the total number of points towards either one organization or divide the points at their discretion among multiple organizations.
  • A tally total will decide the winner & each item will count for one tally (or $1 for one tally). A signboard will note the organizations with the highest tallies for the day & will remain up before finals to recognize the organization with the most donations. All members of the law school community — students (members of organizations or not), faculty and staff are encouraged to donate items!

Point allocations for items:

4 Points

  • Baby Formula (per 23 oz.)
  • Cleaning supplies (per bottle, container, or tool)
  • Fruit, canned
  • Meat, canned
  • Peanut Butter (per 16–18 oz. jar)
  • Other items over 32 oz. not listed above or below

3 Points

  • Diapers (per individual diaper)
  • Fruit juice, canned
  • Laundry Detergent (per 15 oz.)
  • Monetary Donations (per dollar)
  • Soups & stews, hearty
  • Vegetables, canned
  • Other foods over 16 oz. not listed above or below

2 Points  

  • Toilet Paper (per roll)
  • Drinks, individually packaged (i.e. 8 oz. Gatorade packs)
  • Pasta & rice dinners (per box or bag, not including Ramen)
  • Rice (per 16 oz.)
  • Soup, non-hearty
  • Other goods in packs of multiple items

1 Point

  • Granola bars (per individual bar)
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Other individually wrapped foods in packs or boxes
  • $1