The Houston Young Lawyers Foundation was created in 1992 to support the charitable programs of young lawyers in Harris County. The Foundation's mission is to support and encourage education and programs that promote and aid an improved system for the administration of justice in Harris County, Texas and assist those in need. In 1998, the Foundation Board of Trustees established a Fellowship program in order to both recognize distinguished lawyers and provide an additional source of revenue to fund charitable programs.
In addition to the Grant Program, other programs that are the cornerstones of HYLF's commitment to making a difference include: Adopt an Angel; Fellows Program; Fun Run; Golf Tournament; and Law Day. For more information about these programs, click on the tab corresponding to each program.
“Building a Legal Community of Service and Giving”
You are receiving this letter because you are a Fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. Being a Fellow is an honor that is bestowed upon a select few who have demonstrated true dedication to the legal profession and the community at large. You are one of those people! We on the Board of Trustees thank you for what you have done and continue to do.
July 1, 2016 marked the new bar year for the Foundation. As you know, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the Houston Young Lawyers Association. It is an exciting time to be both a part of the Foundation and the Association! The Association is currently extremely active with outstanding events and unprecedented growth. As a Foundation, we get the unique opportunity to make a substantial impact in the areas in which our local community needs it most. Fellows, like yourself, make that possible.
Last year, because of you we were able to provide grants to Arrow Child & Family Ministries (Freedom Place), Beacon Law, Bo’s Place, Casa de Esperanza, Children 4 Tomorrow, Making it Better and Texas Center for the Missing. Our biggest goal this year is to do more!
An additional goal this year is to provide more opportunities for Fellow involvement. We hope to do so by providing better communication, having more Fellow events, and encouraging you to be an active participant in our signature fundraising events and activities. While we will, of course, continue to have our Fellows appreciation luncheon at Brennan’s in the Spring, we are also planning to have an appreciation event for our Fellows in the Fall. These events are designed to allow you to network with other Fellows and to show our appreciation for what you do for the community. These events are designed for you and come at no charge. Please be watching for more information on these events soon.
Our signature fundraising events and activities include the Fun Run, Golf Tournament, Law Day Luncheon, and Adopt-an-Angel program. More information about each of these events is included below.
For more information on these events please go to the Foundation’s website at http://www.hyla.org/foundation/hylf-programs or reach out to anyone on the Board of Trustees. In addition, we plan to add another signature event in the Spring and will be sending more information on it soon.
As a Fellow of the Foundation, your contribution and involvement is greatly appreciated and needed for us to continue to give back as a legal community. To the extent you need to make a payment on your Fellows’ commitment, that can now be done online at http://www.hyla.org/foundation/pay-fellows-commitment.
Additionally, Fellows are also eligible and encouraged to become members of the Association, either as regular or sustaining members. HYLA members get access and discounted prices to HYLA events throughout the bar year. For more information about HYLA membership levels and to join or renew your membership for this bar year, please visit www.hyla.org/join-or-renew.
As I said above, it’s an exciting time to be a Fellow! We look forward to working with you this year and seeing you at our future events.
Joshua L. Fuchs,