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Apr 26 2024

Indiana Bar Foundation Proudly Debuts its President’s Circle and Inaugural Members


April 26, 2024 (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Bar Foundation is thrilled to announce the official launch of its President’s Circle and its inaugural members. Founded in 1950, the Indiana Bar Foundation continues to lead change to improve civic education and legal assistance for all Hoosiers.

The Indiana Bar Foundation spearheads vital programs such as High School Mock Trial and We the People for elementary and secondary students statewide and Indiana Legal Help to facilitate individuals accessing legal resources and service providers in their area.

With the launch of its President’s Circle, the Indiana Bar Foundation allows top tier supporters to forge their legacy as a distinguished member of the Foundation while simultaneously strengthening civic education and legal assistance for people across Indiana for years to come.

The first President’s Circle members mark an exciting milestone and a promise to make a lasting impact in support of the Foundation’s mission.

The first President’s Circle members are Timothy J. Abeska and Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Abeska is a retired attorney and longtime supporter of the Indiana Bar Foundation.

“My $100,000 donation, when aggregated with others and strategically deployed by the Foundation, will support pro bono legal services, and change the lives of many people who cannot afford a lawyer,” said Abeska.

“Through civic education, the students will learn about how our system of government is intended to work – and why the features of our democracy must be supported and not undermined.”

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has served the community for over 160 years, leading the effort to deliver pro bono legal services across Indiana.

Caryn Glawe, Foundation Board Chair and Faegre Drinker partner, said, “The work of the Foundation to bring together members of the bar, the judiciary, and the public to advance civil legal assistance and civic education in Indiana is essential. Faegre Drinker has worked closely with the Foundation for years and is pleased to support the Foundation as a President’s Circle member.”

Chuck Dunlap, President and CEO of the Indiana Bar Foundation, said, “Together, Tim and Faegre Drinker epitomize the strongest philanthropic partnership between the Foundation and both individuals and law firms. These two inaugural members of the President’s Circle demonstrate the significant collaboration between the Foundation and leading members of the Indiana legal community, and we look forward to others joining with us in advancing the Foundation’s critical mission.”

Further information regarding the Foundation, including the President’s Circle, can be found now by visiting