The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys

The GABWA Foundation

In May of 1983, GABWA founded The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation, Inc. (“the GABWA Foundation”), a 501(c) (3) organization, to facilitate GABWA’s charitable and educational activities. Like GABWA, the GABWA Foundation’s mission is to provide services to the community that further the interests of women and children throughout Georgia and that increase the representation of black women in the legal profession. Each year, proceeds from GABWA’s signature fundraiser, the Glitter Gala and Auction, help support the GABWA Foundation’s long-standing, award-winning programs.

Since 2002, the GABWA Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to deserving African-American women law students attending law school in the state of Georgia.  In addition, the Foundation has served other segments of the community through programs including its Sister-to-Sister Mentoring Program and the Civil Pro Bono Project, which oversees the Wills and Advanced Health Directives Initiative.

In addition to the above-referenced programs, the GABWA Foundation also provides assistance to various other noteworthy programs throughout Georgia.   For example, the GABWA Foundation provided significant contributions to help create the Isabel Gates Webster Nursery at the Andrew & Walter Young Southwest YMCA.   The nursery is named in honor of Isabel Gates Webster, one of the first African American women attorneys in Atlanta.   The GABWA Foundation is also a supporter of the Color of Justice Program of the Georgia Supreme Court’s Committee on Access and Fairness in the Courts.

GABWA Foundation

We are grateful for the generous support of our 2017 sponsors:

Sutton Law Group
Alston & Bird, LLP
Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP
Bryan Cave
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Hawkins Parnell
The Woodhouse Firm
Jones Day
State Bar of Georgia
Barnes Thornburg
Avarita Hanson & William Alexander, M.D.
Gate City Bar Association
Law Office of Lisa Simpson Hoover, PC
Lawrence & Bundy, PC
Nelson Mullins
Carmen Smith
Shana Pennwell
UGA School of Law
The Partners Group
Rep. David Dreyer
Tori M. Silas
The Home Depot
Benzo Law
Smith Gambrell
Taylor English
Stonewall Bar Association
Cash Krugler & Fredericks
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Eversheds Sutherland
Stewart Seay & Felton
Troutman Sanders
Baker Donelson
Bey & Associates
Charlotte Combre
The Law Office of Erica Wilson, LLC
Reginald & Joy Fortson
The Jamison Law Firm, LLC
Balch & Bingham
The Law Firm of Dawn M. Jones
Fisher & Phillips
Kilpatrick Townsend
Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC
Thomson Reuters
Jan Adams
Honorable Paige Whitaker
Honorable Sherry Boston
Ogletree Deakins
Debra Deberry
Barnes Law Group LLC
Gordon Rees
K. Gammage, D. Stribling & D. Patillo
King & Spalding
Fred Hicks
Bondurant Mixon
Janet Scott
Millenium Settlement Fund
Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP
Honorable Kimberly Esmond Adams
Julie M.T. Walker
First Congregational Church, UCC
The Cochran Firm
Pope McGlamary
Kenneth Nugent