HOPE SHORES ALLIANCE TO BE AWARDED
“DO GOOD WORK GRANT”
AT WLAM FOUNDATION RECEPTION
Thursday, March 23rd
The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s “Do Good Work Grant” winner: Hope Shores Alliance (“HSA”), for its support of survivors of sexual and domestic violence victims. In addition to awarding this grant at the WLAMF’s annual Reception on Thursday, March 23, the organization will award $33,000 of scholarships to 11 Outstanding Women Law Students to support their law school education.
The awardees were selected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership on women’s issues, through a competitive process. For the first time, the Florence King Award will support a student planning a patent law career. This year also marks the WLAMF’s 21st year of awarding scholarships to deserving women law students. The Foundation’s many corporate, law firm and individual donors have given generously to support the WLAMF’s educational mission, many who will be in attendance at the March 23rd event.
The Awards Reception takes place at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, from 6:00-8:00pm, at a suggested donation of $30 per attendee. The reception will also give local attorneys the opportunity to network with other lawyers and donors. The Rust Belt Market is located at 22801 Woodward Avenue, in Ferndale. Please join the WLAMF by registering for the event by March 17th online at wlamfoundation.org, or call Barbara at (248) 740-7003.
The WLAM Foundation’s web site also offers opportunities to support the scholarship fund as a member of the Dean’s List, supporters at levels above $150. Virtually all donations go directly to scholarships, and they are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Hope Shores Alliance provides support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, including a 24-hour help and support line, advocacy, counseling, supportive listening, emergency shelter, and long term housing. HAS works to provide a safe space for victims and provides validation, hope and strength to all survivors who seek their help. The organization works to advocate and educate to dispel myths and change the connections between oppression, rape culture and violence, and work to change the way these linkages are perpetuated in society.
The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation's primary mission is to support the education of women who show leadership in advancing the position of women in society. Founded in 1983, the WLAMF reorganized in 1997 around this mission which is realized annually through scholarship awards to outstanding women law students attending law schools in Michigan. Since 1997, the WLAM Foundation has awarded more than $590,000 to 245 women law students.