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OSBF’s TOP TEN LIST

1. Include your Fellow’s status on your CV, resume, LinkedIn profile and other online profiles. We’re proud of the work you do on behalf of the Foundation – you should be too. 2. Nominate a peer to become a Fellow. 3. Nominate an organization for our Outstanding Program Award. 4. Nominate an attorney under 40 doing amazing community service work in your area. 5. Join us on social media. 6. Ask your firm to purchase a table for our Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 7, 2016. (For more information on this, call Tammy Savage, 614/487/4477.) 7. Submit a story about your personal Fellows experience or why you became involved with the Foundation – we’d love to publish your story. 8. Clean out your closet and donate business attire and accessories to our Suits for Success clothing drive for foster alumni through ACTION benefitting foster youth aging out of care and beginning their careers. 9. Volunteer to teach one of the Foundation’s programs to middle schoolers – our “B4 U Send” is a popular program educating today’s youth about the dangers of sexting and cyber bullying. 10. Invite a member of the OSBF staff to your county or specialized bar meeting to give a brief talk about the Foundation’s grant work and how we are impacting your community.

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE We need your help. Do you know a lawyer, community member or organization working to build a better justice system? Show your appreciation by nominating them for an OSBF award by June 1. Visit osbf.net/what-we-do/awards. Nomination forms are on our website. Contact Kristin Eckert at 614/487/4474 or [email protected] for details.

Gillespie

2016 board of trustees Thomas P. Moushey, Alliance President

Alison M. Belfrage, Columbus Executive Director / Corporate Secretary

The Foundation is saddened to learn about the passing of Sam D. Bartlo of Lutz, FL, Frederick J. Buckley of Miami, FL, Prof. Michael Distelhorst of Columbus, William T. Monroe of Rocky River and Ret. Hon. Walter A. Porter of Dayton.

Eric L. Wells, CPA, Columbus Treasurer

MOTIONS Karyn Justice, Portsmouth, is now working for the Ohio Office of the Public Defender, Multi-County Branch. Thomas Weeks, Columbus, has been named the OSBA’s 2016 recipient of the Ohio Bar Medal Award.

Honor the life of a colleague, friend or family member with a memorial gift to the Foundation at

osbf.net/give/make-a-gift/types-of-gifts

Mary Amos Augsburger, Columbus Thomas J. Bonasera, Columbus (12/18) C. Lynne Day, Chardon (12/17) Hon. William D. Hart, Kenton (12/18) Velda K. Hofaker, Columbus (12/16) John D. Holschuh, Jr., Cincinnati (12/16) Karyn J. Justice, Portsmouth (12/17) Mark M. Kitrick, Columbus (12/17) Ronald S. Kopp, Akron (12/17) Martin E. Mohler, Toledo (12/16) Carol Seubert Marx, Lancaster (12/18) Diana L. Ramos-Reardon, Columbus (12/16) Kathleen A. Stoneman, Carrolton (12/16) John S. Stith, Cincinnati (12/18) Dennis G. Terez, Cleveland (12/16) Nirakar Thakur, Toledo (12/16) Robert F. Ware, Cleveland (12/18) William K. Weisenberg, Columbus (12/18)

TRANSCRIPT IS PUBLISHED BY THE OHIO STATE BAR FOUNDATION Tammy Savage, Director of Donor Relations Kristin Eckert, Program & Events Manager Staci M. Waterman, Operations Manager Kate A. Clements, Grants & Communications Coordinator Sarah A. Lodge, Esq., Administrative Assistant

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Throughout the last 14 years, Beth Gillespie has been a pillar of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. She greets everyone as though they are an old friend, having never met a stranger in her life. More than that, Beth knows how to bring the best out of people. She’s able to calm nerves and build confidence. She’s able to listen to concerns and create successes. She’s also able to touch lives and hearts, connecting people from different walks of life.

While Beth has earned her retirement, it will be difficult to let her go. Her impact can be seen and felt in the number of Fellows and volunteer projects that make the Foundation great. Turn the page to read what a few Fellows said as we bid Beth a fond farewell. / P2

Lee E. Belardo, Avon Immediate Past President

IN MEMORIAM



A FOND FAREWELL: GOODBYE TO BETH GILLESPIE by

Andrew C. Storar, Dayton President-elect

There you have it. Super easy, right? How many of you will commit to doing all 10 activities?

Alison M. Belfrage, Executive Director

Spring 2016

1700 Lake Shore Drive P.O. Box 16562 Columbus, Ohio 43216-6562

OSBF.NET 614 / 487 / 4444 TEL 800 / 282 / 6556 TEL 614 / 487 / 8494 FAX

@_OSBF_ www.facebook.com/OhioStateBarFoundation https://www.linkedin.com/company/ohio-state-bar-foundation

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT thomas p. moushey president, board of trustees

Moushey

Impact. What does that word mean to you? To me it means affecting change. As attorneys, we work to affect change every day, learning of new problems and analyzing the best way to influence a positive outcome.

What if you could do more? Have more influence, create more positive outcomes? Would you? These changes can be small or large. They can be in your legal practice or in your local community. In fact, you’re already affecting change across Ohio because of your involvement with the OSBF. But what if you could do more? Have more influence, create more positive outcomes? Would you? / P5

2016 NEW FELLOWS RECEPTION & INDUCTION CEREMONY Join us in welcoming the 2016 Fellows to the Foundation.

Tuesday, June 14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center 65 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215-3431

RSVP to Sarah Lodge at [email protected] or call 614/487/4483.

in this issue

We hear it all the time – “What can I do?” “How can I help?” Here’s our Top Ten (super easy) Things You Can Do To Help the Foundation with Outreach and Education:

Take a Look at Who You’ve Helped / P3 Love Letters to OSBF / P4 Honor. Remember. Celebrate. / P5 OSBF’s Top Ten List / P6 Motions / In Memoriam / P6

HONOR. REMEMBER. CELEBRATE.

GOODBYE cont. I have fond memories of my time with the Foundation and working with Beth. My first involvement came with the “Light the Way” program and the 2002 Class. Beth was always calling me and encouraging my involvement with the project. She was a tireless cheerleader for the Foundation and its mission. She always made me feel welcome and genuinely wanted to know more about me and my family. During my time as a Trustee and President she always went above and beyond to make sure the Fellows were well taken care of. I have enjoyed our many conversations over the years and I will miss her smiling face and positive outlook on life.

Judge David B. Bennett I was fortunate to be a member of the 2009 OSBF Fellows Class. It was a year of transition for the OSBF, as Alison Belfrage came on midway through to assume her leadership role. I am sure that the transition was not without some appreciable amount of stress for the OSBF staff. Beth was there, however, with her characteristic smile and good humor to make sure our Class stayed on task. I have enjoyed the time spent with Beth throughout the years of my involvement with OSBF, and both wish her the best for her next adventures and thank her for her years of dedicated service - Cheers!

Judge Michael R. Goulding

Judge David Hejmanowski & Beth at OSBA Convention

Honor the exceptional, celebrate an occasion or recognize the significant people in your life with a charitable gift to the OSBF. Tribute gifts are an easy way for you to support OSBF grantmaking initiatives and to ensure special colleagues, friends and family receive the statewide recognition they deserve. To dedicate your gift call 614/487/4477 or visit www.osbf.net and click “Donate Now.”

We Honor: My favorite thing about Beth: that she loves boy bands and is not afraid to admit it! At our first OSBF Fellows Class meeting, we had to go around and introduce ourselves. I revealed I’m a big fan of boy bands (especially Backstreet Boys and NKOTB). Beth was going to a concert that summer and I instantly knew she’d be a fun person to get to know! I think she was going to the NKOTBSB tour and I am still jealous!!

Mindi L. Wells Beth always made me feel like an important person, which I am not. That is proof of kindness, tact, and diplomacy. Thanks, Beth.

Tom Weeks She is as warm as toast and her smile says it all. She makes you feel wanted, makes it appear your contribution is wonderful, she pays attention to small matters which are important to an attendee, and makes it enjoyable. She is always on top of things, and keeps you informed no matter how small the matter. She even followed me in my travel out of town (via the telephone and cyberspace) and helped me give the needed information, so that OSBF would have it timely and the lawyer gets the credit. I shall miss her at OSBF, more than I would like to admit. Glad to have met you Beth, known you and happy retirement. Best wishes!

Gowri V. Hampole, Esq. • Elyria, Ohio

ON THE DOCKET OSBF Board Meeting OSBF All Ohio Legal Forum – OSBF Reception 2016 Fellows Orientation Fellows Regional Event The Met, Lima, Ohio 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

April 15, 2016 April 27, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 19, 2016

(From Sept. 15, 2015 to March 1, 2016)

Award Nominations Deadline 2016 New Fellows Reception & 2015 Fellows Graduation Fall Grant Cycle Deadline

June 1, 2016 June 14, 2016 August 15, 2016

Bruce Baumgartner / Robin E. Harvey Lee Belardo / John D. Holschuh, Jr., Stephen F. Tilson Past President Lee Belardo and the 2015 Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees / Michelle L. Kranz Alison M. Belfrage / Jennifer M. Nelson Carney Howard Besser & Barbara Besser / Kathryn Gonser Eloff Robert W. Boich / Grant W. Wilkinson Van Carson / Grant W. Wilkinson Kacey Chappelear / Stephen E. Chappelear To all who teach the Constitution to our children / Dennis G. Terez C. Lynne Day / Beth Ann Gillespie John W. Edwards / Grant W. Wilkinson Beth Ann Gillespie / Stephen F. Tilson, E. Terry Warren Prof. Dennis Greene / Deborah J. Adler Maurice Heller, Esq. / Louis R. Bertrand Velda Hofacker / Stephen F. Tilson Carol Seubert Marx / Martha A. Rose William McCarty / Herman J. Weber William Lane / J. Kevin West Law and Leadership Institute / Hope M. Sharett Andrew E. Lyles / Grant W. Wilkinson Ohio State Bar Foundation Staff / Alison M. Belfrage Thomas P. Pappas / Grant W. Wilkinson Doralice Ricchiuti / Daniel Ricchiuti Sarah K. Skow / Catherine Garcia-Feehan, Nicole I. Khoury, Arlene Singer The wonderful work being done by OLAF’s Jane Taylor / Ronald S. Kopp John W. Weaner & Karl H. Weaner / James K. Weaner Kathy and Bill Weisenberg / Belinda S. Barnes William K. Weisenberg / Mary Asbury, Beatrice E. Wolper, Shirley A. Cochran, James L. Hoover, R.R. Denny Clunk, William D. Hart, David J. Sternberg, Charles F. Kurfess Eugene P. Whetzel / Jack L. Neuenschwander, Kathryn Gonser Eloff, Carol Seubert Marx, Thomas D. Lammers R.C. Wiesenmayer, 50 Years of Practice / Rob Wiesenmayer, Courtney Burton and Kelli Price Marie P. Wolff / William H. Wolff The Honorable Jack Zouhary / Anonymous, Anonymous

PRESIDENT cont. I first became acquainted with the Foundation because I was invited to contribute and participate in the 1998 Fellows Class. Over the years I have learned from numerous development officers of non-profit organizations that the number one reason people contribute to an organization is that they were asked. Fortunately, I was asked by Ron Dougherty to contribute as a Fellow of the Foundation. My support grew over the years to include participation as a Board member and officer. Most of you probably had similar experiences where you were asked by someone to support the Foundation. Inviting others to participate is critical to the future of the Foundation, which is why today, I’m inviting you to participate – to impact the Foundation and your community in ways you might not have considered before. I’d like to ask you – what will you personally do to take your engagement with the Foundation to the next level? Will you donate more this year than last? Will you volunteer for a service opportunity? Will you nominate someone to be a Fellow? I encourage you to consider what you will do, talk to the staff if you need assistance and then, most importantly, I invite you to act. Help us impact your community and the legal profession. We can accomplish more by working together than we ever could separately.

We Remember: Russell T. Adrine / Ronald B. Adrine My father Judge William T. Allmon / Kathleen A. Stoneman Prof. Michael Distelhorst / Lee Belardo Carole S. Dougherty / Ronald W. Dougherty William T. Monroe / Jules N. Koach Elizabeth Charlotte “Betty” Moushey / Lee Belardo Edward Noble / Carol Seubert Marx, Ohio State Bar Association, Stephen L. Smith Louis L. Owens, brother of Linda Hollingsworth / Jonathan Hollingsworth, Martin E. Mohler Richard Edward Pfeiffer / Thomas W. Palmer, Richard C. Pfeiffer Michael Prephan / George Gusses David Railsback / Carol Seubert Marx Professor Ron Raitt / Randall C. Dixon Thomas I. Webb, Jr. / Grant W. Wilkinson Kathy Weisenberg / Jack L. Neuenschwander, Krista Suffron Martin D. Witherell / Grant W. Wilkinson Ret. Hon. Thomas Unverferth / The Heringhaus, Schmenk and Kersh families

Tom Moushey with Hon. Amy Jones

CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: @_OSBF_ /OhioStateBarFoundation /company/ohio-state-bar-foundation

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, THE OHIO STATE BAR FOUNDATION WAS ABLE TO GIVE AWAY $759,229 in grants to worthy law-related organizations over the past year. Take a look at who you’ve helped:

The Ohio State Legal Services Association Self-Help Kiosk - $16,412

Homes on the Hill’s Landlord Engagement Action Network Program $10,000

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Louis Stokes Scholars Program - $3,000

The Ohio Alliance of YMCAs Foundation’s Youth in Government Program for students in the Appalachian region of Ohio - up to $15,000

The Ohio Justice & Policy Center’s Second Chances for Victims of Human Trafficking Project - $40,000

The Ohio Military / Veterans Legal Assistance Project’s Veteran’s Benefits Program $19,500 The Ohio Military / Veterans Legal Assistance Project’s Reduced Fee E-6 Initiative $7,500

Law and Leadership Institute - $375,550

The Ohio State Legal Services Association’s Manufactured and Mobile Home Manual $14,988 The Ohio State Legal Services Association’s Understanding the Rights of Unmarried Partners / Cohabitation Project - $12,394

2015 TOTAL GRANTS FUNDED = 19

Services for Independent Living’s Americans with Disabilities Act Conference $11,500

2015 AMOUNT GRANTED = $759,229

The University of Toledo’s Teenage Trafficking Forensic Interview Protocol Project $20,000 Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s Mock Trial, Youth for Justice, Moot Court, We the People and Teacher Development Programs - $59,935 Ohio Center for Law-Related Education’s Government in Action Program - $26,500 Ohio State Bar Association’s LawFacts pamphlet series up to $40,000

Ohio University Foundation Summer Law and Trial Institute - $20,000

The Ohio State Legal Services Association’s Ohio Poverty Law Center Advocates Website - $30,000

Ohio State Bar Association’s Rural Practice Training Initiative - up to $30,000

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo’s Rights of People with Disabilities Project - $7,500

Note: Graphic does not reflect the geographic location within Ohio associated with specified grant statistics.

To celebrate February as the ‘month of Love,’ we asked our volunteers to write a Love Letter to the Ohio State Bar Foundation.

Here’s what they had to say:

Mark Kitrick Usually I think of myself as a tough guy. And I probably am. But I am not afraid to say I love the Ohio State Bar Foundation. I have since I became an OSBF Fellow years ago. What the OSBF accomplishes year after year is beyond amazing. Early on I was ignorant – I had no idea about its many fantastic grants and the expanse of opportunities it creates, making many positive differences for so many people all over Ohio. The diversity of staff and members is astonishing. And there is such kindness, openness, passion and intelligence. People are not afraid to express a wide variety of ideas, many coming to fruition with far reaching impact. It is quite stunning and powerful. Because of the OSBF we can help many people on a large scale, far more than we can do by ourselves. Once folks get to know the OSBF, they too fall in love – I think it is impossible not to!

Andy Storar My love for the OSBF grew exponentially when in these days of gross income inequality I witnessed the organization actually performing up to its core values and mission through the multitude and diversity of grants that help citizens and lawyers all over Ohio. The Foundation’s thoughtful and compassionate approach to grant making and service makes that notion of access to justice more attainable through education, Suits for Success (for foster youth entering the work force), victim’s rights and numerous informative pieces such as what happens when you age out of the foster system and a host of others. The Foundation is comprised of many volunteers who serve their community, provide pro bono service and encourage others to do likewise. Real access to justice will not occur overnight but continued efforts like those of the OSBF will make it inevitable. Thanks OSBF!

Bill Weisenberg What attracts me to the OSBF is the multitude of opportunities it provides to Ohioans through grant making support to organizations utilizing innovating programs in our schools that address public understanding of the rule of law and the responsibilities of citizenship. I believe our children should fully understand and participate in our constitutional democracy to be better, more informed citizens and anything I can do to help shape the future of our young people is why I am passionate about the work of the OSBF and am proud to be part of this effort as a trustee and ambassador for OSBF.

Nic Thakur I have always been proud to be an OSBF Fellow. However, I immediately came to love what the Foundation does when I met my first grantee and saw the great project they worked on…thanks to a grant from the OSBF. Since then, I have been amazed at the work performed with Foundation funds to promote public understanding of the law and to improve the legal system. Grantees come up with a plan to help, and the Foundation provides the funds due to the generosity of Ohio lawyers.

We want to hear from you. Join us on social and tell us about your Love for OSBF or send an email to Kate Clements, [email protected] to share your story.

HONOR. REMEMBER. CELEBRATE.

GOODBYE cont. I have fond memories of my time with the Foundation and working with Beth. My first involvement came with the “Light the Way” program and the 2002 Class. Beth was always calling me and encouraging my involvement with the project. She was a tireless cheerleader for the Foundation and its mission. She always made me feel welcome and genuinely wanted to know more about me and my family. During my time as a Trustee and President she always went above and beyond to make sure the Fellows were well taken care of. I have enjoyed our many conversations over the years and I will miss her smiling face and positive outlook on life.

Judge David B. Bennett I was fortunate to be a member of the 2009 OSBF Fellows Class. It was a year of transition for the OSBF, as Alison Belfrage came on midway through to assume her leadership role. I am sure that the transition was not without some appreciable amount of stress for the OSBF staff. Beth was there, however, with her characteristic smile and good humor to make sure our Class stayed on task. I have enjoyed the time spent with Beth throughout the years of my involvement with OSBF, and both wish her the best for her next adventures and thank her for her years of dedicated service - Cheers!

Judge Michael R. Goulding

Judge David Hejmanowski & Beth at OSBA Convention

Honor the exceptional, celebrate an occasion or recognize the significant people in your life with a charitable gift to the OSBF. Tribute gifts are an easy way for you to support OSBF grantmaking initiatives and to ensure special colleagues, friends and family receive the statewide recognition they deserve. To dedicate your gift call 614/487/4477 or visit www.osbf.net and click “Donate Now.”

We Honor: My favorite thing about Beth: that she loves boy bands and is not afraid to admit it! At our first OSBF Fellows Class meeting, we had to go around and introduce ourselves. I revealed I’m a big fan of boy bands (especially Backstreet Boys and NKOTB). Beth was going to a concert that summer and I instantly knew she’d be a fun person to get to know! I think she was going to the NKOTBSB tour and I am still jealous!!

Mindi L. Wells Beth always made me feel like an important person, which I am not. That is proof of kindness, tact, and diplomacy. Thanks, Beth.

Tom Weeks She is as warm as toast and her smile says it all. She makes you feel wanted, makes it appear your contribution is wonderful, she pays attention to small matters which are important to an attendee, and makes it enjoyable. She is always on top of things, and keeps you informed no matter how small the matter. She even followed me in my travel out of town (via the telephone and cyberspace) and helped me give the needed information, so that OSBF would have it timely and the lawyer gets the credit. I shall miss her at OSBF, more than I would like to admit. Glad to have met you Beth, known you and happy retirement. Best wishes!

Gowri V. Hampole, Esq. • Elyria, Ohio

ON THE DOCKET OSBF Board Meeting OSBF All Ohio Legal Forum – OSBF Reception 2016 Fellows Orientation Fellows Regional Event The Met, Lima, Ohio 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

April 15, 2016 April 27, 2016 May 13, 2016 May 19, 2016

(From Sept. 15, 2015 to March 1, 2016)

Award Nominations Deadline 2016 New Fellows Reception & 2015 Fellows Graduation Fall Grant Cycle Deadline

June 1, 2016 June 14, 2016 August 15, 2016

Bruce Baumgartner / Robin E. Harvey Lee Belardo / John D. Holschuh, Jr., Stephen F. Tilson Past President Lee Belardo and the 2015 Ohio State Bar Foundation Board of Trustees / Michelle L. Kranz Alison M. Belfrage / Jennifer M. Nelson Carney Howard Besser & Barbara Besser / Kathryn Gonser Eloff Robert W. Boich / Grant W. Wilkinson Van Carson / Grant W. Wilkinson Kacey Chappelear / Stephen E. Chappelear To all who teach the Constitution to our children / Dennis G. Terez C. Lynne Day / Beth Ann Gillespie John W. Edwards / Grant W. Wilkinson Beth Ann Gillespie / Stephen F. Tilson, E. Terry Warren Prof. Dennis Greene / Deborah J. Adler Maurice Heller, Esq. / Louis R. Bertrand Velda Hofacker / Stephen F. Tilson Carol Seubert Marx / Martha A. Rose William McCarty / Herman J. Weber William Lane / J. Kevin West Law and Leadership Institute / Hope M. Sharett Andrew E. Lyles / Grant W. Wilkinson Ohio State Bar Foundation Staff / Alison M. Belfrage Thomas P. Pappas / Grant W. Wilkinson Doralice Ricchiuti / Daniel Ricchiuti Sarah K. Skow / Catherine Garcia-Feehan, Nicole I. Khoury, Arlene Singer The wonderful work being done by OLAF’s Jane Taylor / Ronald S. Kopp John W. Weaner & Karl H. Weaner / James K. Weaner Kathy and Bill Weisenberg / Belinda S. Barnes William K. Weisenberg / Mary Asbury, Beatrice E. Wolper, Shirley A. Cochran, James L. Hoover, R.R. Denny Clunk, William D. Hart, David J. Sternberg, Charles F. Kurfess Eugene P. Whetzel / Jack L. Neuenschwander, Kathryn Gonser Eloff, Carol Seubert Marx, Thomas D. Lammers R.C. Wiesenmayer, 50 Years of Practice / Rob Wiesenmayer, Courtney Burton and Kelli Price Marie P. Wolff / William H. Wolff The Honorable Jack Zouhary / Anonymous, Anonymous

PRESIDENT cont. I first became acquainted with the Foundation because I was invited to contribute and participate in the 1998 Fellows Class. Over the years I have learned from numerous development officers of non-profit organizations that the number one reason people contribute to an organization is that they were asked. Fortunately, I was asked by Ron Dougherty to contribute as a Fellow of the Foundation. My support grew over the years to include participation as a Board member and officer. Most of you probably had similar experiences where you were asked by someone to support the Foundation. Inviting others to participate is critical to the future of the Foundation, which is why today, I’m inviting you to participate – to impact the Foundation and your community in ways you might not have considered before. I’d like to ask you – what will you personally do to take your engagement with the Foundation to the next level? Will you donate more this year than last? Will you volunteer for a service opportunity? Will you nominate someone to be a Fellow? I encourage you to consider what you will do, talk to the staff if you need assistance and then, most importantly, I invite you to act. Help us impact your community and the legal profession. We can accomplish more by working together than we ever could separately.

We Remember: Russell T. Adrine / Ronald B. Adrine My father Judge William T. Allmon / Kathleen A. Stoneman Prof. Michael Distelhorst / Lee Belardo Carole S. Dougherty / Ronald W. Dougherty William T. Monroe / Jules N. Koach Elizabeth Charlotte “Betty” Moushey / Lee Belardo Edward Noble / Carol Seubert Marx, Ohio State Bar Association, Stephen L. Smith Louis L. Owens, brother of Linda Hollingsworth / Jonathan Hollingsworth, Martin E. Mohler Richard Edward Pfeiffer / Thomas W. Palmer, Richard C. Pfeiffer Michael Prephan / George Gusses David Railsback / Carol Seubert Marx Professor Ron Raitt / Randall C. Dixon Thomas I. Webb, Jr. / Grant W. Wilkinson Kathy Weisenberg / Jack L. Neuenschwander, Krista Suffron Martin D. Witherell / Grant W. Wilkinson Ret. Hon. Thomas Unverferth / The Heringhaus, Schmenk and Kersh families

Tom Moushey with Hon. Amy Jones

CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: @_OSBF_ /OhioStateBarFoundation /company/ohio-state-bar-foundation

TRANSCRIPT

OSBF’s TOP TEN LIST

1. Include your Fellow’s status on your CV, resume, LinkedIn profile and other online profiles. We’re proud of the work you do on behalf of the Foundation – you should be too. 2. Nominate a peer to become a Fellow. 3. Nominate an organization for our Outstanding Program Award. 4. Nominate an attorney under 40 doing amazing community service work in your area. 5. Join us on social media. 6. Ask your firm to purchase a table for our Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 7, 2016. (For more information on this, call Tammy Savage, 614/487/4477.) 7. Submit a story about your personal Fellows experience or why you became involved with the Foundation – we’d love to publish your story. 8. Clean out your closet and donate business attire and accessories to our Suits for Success clothing drive for foster alumni through ACTION benefitting foster youth aging out of care and beginning their careers. 9. Volunteer to teach one of the Foundation’s programs to middle schoolers – our “B4 U Send” is a popular program educating today’s youth about the dangers of sexting and cyber bullying. 10. Invite a member of the OSBF staff to your county or specialized bar meeting to give a brief talk about the Foundation’s grant work and how we are impacting your community.

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE We need your help. Do you know a lawyer, community member or organization working to build a better justice system? Show your appreciation by nominating them for an OSBF award by June 1. Visit osbf.net/what-we-do/awards. Nomination forms are on our website. Contact Kristin Eckert at 614/487/4474 or [email protected] for details.

Gillespie

2016 board of trustees Thomas P. Moushey, Alliance President

Alison M. Belfrage, Columbus Executive Director / Corporate Secretary

The Foundation is saddened to learn about the passing of Sam D. Bartlo of Lutz, FL, Frederick J. Buckley of Miami, FL, Prof. Michael Distelhorst of Columbus, William T. Monroe of Rocky River and Ret. Hon. Walter A. Porter of Dayton.

Eric L. Wells, CPA, Columbus Treasurer

MOTIONS Karyn Justice, Portsmouth, is now working for the Ohio Office of the Public Defender, Multi-County Branch. Thomas Weeks, Columbus, has been named the OSBA’s 2016 recipient of the Ohio Bar Medal Award.

Honor the life of a colleague, friend or family member with a memorial gift to the Foundation at

osbf.net/give/make-a-gift/types-of-gifts

Mary Amos Augsburger, Columbus Thomas J. Bonasera, Columbus (12/18) C. Lynne Day, Chardon (12/17) Hon. William D. Hart, Kenton (12/18) Velda K. Hofaker, Columbus (12/16) John D. Holschuh, Jr., Cincinnati (12/16) Karyn J. Justice, Portsmouth (12/17) Mark M. Kitrick, Columbus (12/17) Ronald S. Kopp, Akron (12/17) Martin E. Mohler, Toledo (12/16) Carol Seubert Marx, Lancaster (12/18) Diana L. Ramos-Reardon, Columbus (12/16) Kathleen A. Stoneman, Carrolton (12/16) John S. Stith, Cincinnati (12/18) Dennis G. Terez, Cleveland (12/16) Nirakar Thakur, Toledo (12/16) Robert F. Ware, Cleveland (12/18) William K. Weisenberg, Columbus (12/18)

TRANSCRIPT IS PUBLISHED BY THE OHIO STATE BAR FOUNDATION Tammy Savage, Director of Donor Relations Kristin Eckert, Program & Events Manager Staci M. Waterman, Operations Manager Kate A. Clements, Grants & Communications Coordinator Sarah A. Lodge, Esq., Administrative Assistant

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Throughout the last 14 years, Beth Gillespie has been a pillar of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. She greets everyone as though they are an old friend, having never met a stranger in her life. More than that, Beth knows how to bring the best out of people. She’s able to calm nerves and build confidence. She’s able to listen to concerns and create successes. She’s also able to touch lives and hearts, connecting people from different walks of life.

While Beth has earned her retirement, it will be difficult to let her go. Her impact can be seen and felt in the number of Fellows and volunteer projects that make the Foundation great. Turn the page to read what a few Fellows said as we bid Beth a fond farewell. / P2

Lee E. Belardo, Avon Immediate Past President

IN MEMORIAM



A FOND FAREWELL: GOODBYE TO BETH GILLESPIE by

Andrew C. Storar, Dayton President-elect

There you have it. Super easy, right? How many of you will commit to doing all 10 activities?

Alison M. Belfrage, Executive Director

Spring 2016

1700 Lake Shore Drive P.O. Box 16562 Columbus, Ohio 43216-6562

OSBF.NET 614 / 487 / 4444 TEL 800 / 282 / 6556 TEL 614 / 487 / 8494 FAX

@_OSBF_ www.facebook.com/OhioStateBarFoundation https://www.linkedin.com/company/ohio-state-bar-foundation

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT thomas p. moushey president, board of trustees

Moushey

Impact. What does that word mean to you? To me it means affecting change. As attorneys, we work to affect change every day, learning of new problems and analyzing the best way to influence a positive outcome.

What if you could do more? Have more influence, create more positive outcomes? Would you? These changes can be small or large. They can be in your legal practice or in your local community. In fact, you’re already affecting change across Ohio because of your involvement with the OSBF. But what if you could do more? Have more influence, create more positive outcomes? Would you? / P5

2016 NEW FELLOWS RECEPTION & INDUCTION CEREMONY Join us in welcoming the 2016 Fellows to the Foundation.

Tuesday, June 14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center 65 South Front Street Columbus, OH 43215-3431

RSVP to Sarah Lodge at [email protected] or call 614/487/4483.

in this issue

We hear it all the time – “What can I do?” “How can I help?” Here’s our Top Ten (super easy) Things You Can Do To Help the Foundation with Outreach and Education:

Take a Look at Who You’ve Helped / P3 Love Letters to OSBF / P4 Honor. Remember. Celebrate. / P5 OSBF’s Top Ten List / P6 Motions / In Memoriam / P6