Join us for a special OSBF challenge to elevate the case for justice and inspire giving in the communities we serve.
We’re calling on you to participate in the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Raise the Bar Ohio campaign kicking off November 1st.
Formerly a friendly competition among Fellows, Raise the Bar Ohio is a chance for all Fellows to join forces in the fight for a better justice system. By taking our mission to the neighborhoods and districts where we live and work, this event provides a unique opportunity to broaden the OSBF’s reach and generate more public support for the important work we do.
Build a team, name a captain, and take action! Teams must be registered no later than Friday, November 18 to be eligible for awards or prizes.
This year's registered teams so far:
- Aunt Velda’s Advocates - Velda Hofacker, Team Captain
- Not So Grumpy YOUNG Men - Reg Jackson and Bill Weisenberg, Team Captains
- Team Boaty McBoatface - Lori Keating and Marley Nelson, Team Captains
When we work together, hope for justice prevails. We honor your commitment to upholding the values and vision of OSBF and with your help, we can broaden our reach and impact.
For Team Captains and Teammates, click on the links below for sample letters which you may cut and paste into an email when inviting friends to give and when thanking friends for donations.
HOW IT WORKS:
Build Your Team. Collaborate with other Fellows to form a team. Teams of all sizes are welcome. Prefer to represent yourself? Parties of one are welcome too!
Name a Team Captain. The Team Captain serves as the primary contact throughout the campaign and is responsible for communicating event updates and news to their team members. Choose your team name or the last name of the Team Captain will be the Team Name.
Register Your Team. Once named, the Team Captain must register each team member. Teams must be registered no later than Friday, November 18 to be eligible for awards or prizes. Click here to Register Your Team.
Review Spheres of Influence. Strategize with your Team. Develop lists of those you interact with regularly. Employers, friends, neighbors, classmates, businesses, associations and clubs in which you are active are good starting points. Check to see if your workplace has a matching gifts program. If you’re unable to meet in person, call or connect through emails and social media. Tell your OSBF story. Sharing your “Why” with those you know is powerful, especially if justice is a cause that also resonates with them.
Solicit Donations. Direct donors to the donation page and have them specify the team they want their donation to count towards. Click here for the donation page.
Have Fun. Motivate each other. Challenge other teams. Participate in OSBF's challenges which will be issued throughout the campaign. Celebrate successes. And remember, raising awareness of OSBF is the first step in growing our base of support!
The Ohio State Bar Foundation’s inaugural Raise the Bar campaign ended on November 30th, 2022 and brought in a total of $31,000! Congratulations to 2021 winners:
- Most $ Raised Trophy Winner – Team Berg
- Most New Donors – Aunt Velda’s Advocates
- Team Member Securing Largest Gift – Lori Keating - Team Boaty McBoatface