About WLAM Foundation
  • 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, and reorganized in 1997 around this educational goal, the WLAM Foundation annually awards scholarships to outstanding women law students attending Michigan law schools. 
  • Since 1997, the WLAM Foundation has awarded $469,500 to 205 women law students.
  • The Foundation is supported through donations from a wide variety of corporations, law firms and individual donors.  Major donors include General Motors, the Albert & Doris Pitt Foundation, and the Dickinson Wright Women's Network.
  • Donors also support the Kimberly M. Cahill Scholarship Fund, created in honor of the WLAM Foundation's former Treasurer.  The Foundation awards an annual scholarship to a woman attending Ms. Cahill's alma mater, the University of Michigan Law School.
  • The WLAM Foundation's administrative costs are extremely low, so that approximately 95% of donations directly support scholarships.  Trustees on the WLAM Foundation Board of Directors volunteer their time and talent to reinforce this value for donors and awardees.
  • Scholarship awardees are recognized each year at a Spring Awards Reception, which also features recognition of donors, speakers on leadership, and a special honoree.
  • More on the WLAM Foundation, including profiles of student awardees can be found throughout our website.