Nearly four years ago the WLAM Foundation established a special fund in memory of Kimberly M. Cahill, the Foundation's long-serving Treasurer and dear friend. Kim passed away on January 21, 2008, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. A gifted leader, Kim served not only on the Foundation's Board, but also as State Bar President (2007) and President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Donations to the WLAM Foundation continue to grow and honor her memory.
In Kim's honor, the Foundation commits all Cahill Fund contributions to projects benefiting women leaders. In the discretion of the WLAM Foundation Board, awards will be made in two categories: (1) to elected presidents of the Women Lawyers event, and (2) outstanding women law students meeting the Foundation's criteria for leadership. In March of 2011, the Foundation chose and honored Katie Kohls as the third Cahill scholar. Ms. Kohls received scholarship support for her education at the University of Michigan Law School.
Contributors to the Cahill Fund at the $125 and above level each year will receive admission to and recognition at the Foundation's Annual Awards Reception. Held each spring to announce winners of the Foundation's annual scholarships, the Reception features keynote remarks on leadership, and an opportunity to network with other donors and community leaders.
Donations to the Cahill Fund may be payable to the "WLAM Foundation" and mailed to Paula Talarico, 3150 Livernois, Suite 235, Troy, Michigan 48083; donations may also be charged to a credit card at http://www.wlamfoundation.org/youcan.html.