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Legacy for Justice Society

The Legacy for Justice Society was created to celebrate the generosity of our donors, and to assist supporters who want to provide for our endowment through their estate planning.

Membership is available to any individual, couple, or family who makes a planned gift commitment for the benefit of Bay Area Legal Services. As a member of our Society, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your philanthropy will enable BALS to maintain and improve our programs. Lifetime benefits* include:

  • Recognition in BALS publications and on our Legacy for Justice Society plaque in our Main Office lobby.
  • Society for justice membership lapel pin and thank-you gift.
  • Recognition at the annual BALS Donor event and invitations to special events.
  • Periodic updates and messages from BALS.
  • Confidence that your giving has provided a lasting legacy of caring, compassion, and access to justice in our community.

* All requests for anonymity will be honored.

How to Join

If you wish to become a member of our Society or would like to learn more about legacy giving to benefit BALS, contact BALS' Development Office at 813.232.1222, ext. 131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have already added us to your estate plan, please notify us so we may welcome you as a member of our Legacy for Justice Society.

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Members of the Legacy for Justice Society

2005* Edward Waller, Jr.
2007* Rosemary Armstrong & Sandy Weinberg
Joan Cain Boles
Hon. Paul Danahy
Raymond T. (Tom) Elligett, Jr.
Chuck & Beth Eppley
George F. Gramling III
Cynthia Liles
Carol Still Moody
Margaret D. Mathews
Alyssa A. Ruge
Sheila Seig
L. Casey Shear
Sylvia H. Walbolt
Gary Walker
Richard & Katherine Woltmann
2009 William Knight Zewadski
2010 Judge Rick & Linda Nielsen
2011 Richard A. Gilbert
Hon. Dick Greco, Jr.
& Carol Greco
Linda D. Hartley
J.P. & Lynda LaCasse
2014 Kathleen Kloiber Koch
Mike & Rachelle Bedke
Rose G. Brempong
Amy Jones
Leslie Schultz-Kin
William & Alexandra Frye
2015 Russell A. Harrison
John A. Guyton, III
David & Carla Knight
Bob & Karen Buesing
2016 Alexandra Pullara
Sarah and Scott Stichter
Elizabeth (Betsey) Lynn Hapner
Craig & Diane Rothburd
Tori Baptist
Daniel Reigle
2017 Gwynne A. Young
Kathleen S. McLeroy
Honor Roll The Late Hon. Don Castor*
The Late L. David Shear
The Late Don M. Stichter

* Founding Members


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