Tri the Gulf
Saturday, October 17, 2020
The Mobile Bar Foundation is the charitable outreach and affiliate of the Mobile Bar Association. The Foundation is a “Section 501( c)(3)” (Internal Revenue Code) organization, which is exempt from the payment of income taxes and contributions to the Foundation qualify for charitable contribution status with the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation was established in 1994 with the stated purpose of “accumulating sufficient funds to be used for the betterment and good of our community.” Its mission is to support programs that improve the legal system, the administration of justice, and otherwise promote the betterment of the legal profession and the local community.
The primary sources of funds for the Foundation are the annual membership donations paid by members of the Mobile Bar Association. Various membership levels are available according to the amount donated. Other sources of funds include various fundraisers and contributions from supporting individuals and organizations. The Tri the Gulf triathlon is the Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser.
Per the terms of its charter, the Foundation is required to distribute 80 percent of its income from the previous year to qualified entities.
THE MOBILE BAR FOUNDATION HAS PROUDLY PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE FOLLOWING CIVIC AND CHARITABLE ENTITIES AND ENDEAVORS:
Academy of Public Service
Alabama Lawyers Assistance Program
Alabama School of Math and Science Foundation
American Lung Association
Bay Area Food Bank
Alabama Lawyers For Children
Assistance League of Mobile
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Mobile
Boy Scouts of America
Catholic Social Services
CASA Mobile, Inc.
Case For Kids Program
Centre for the Living Arts
City of Mobile’s Christmas/Holiday Parade
Cranford Burns Middle School
CONTACT Mobile, Inc.
Crittendon Teen Services
Dumas Wesley Center
Town of Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island Fire & Rescue Squad
Dauphin Island Police Department
Drug Education Council
Easter Seal School For Special Children
- R. Dickson School PTA
Exploreum Science Museum
Frederic Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Girl Scouts of Deep South Council
Hillsdale Middle School
Habitat for Humanity
Judge Robert G. Kendall Scholarship Fund
Junior Achievement of Mobile, Inc.
L’Arche Mobile Foundation
Legal Services of Alabama
Literacy Coalition of South Alabama
L.O.T. Ministries of Alabama, Inc.
Make A Wish Foundation of South Alabama
Mobile County Law Library
Mobile County Volunteer Guardian Program
Mobile County Department of Human Resources
Mobile Theatre Guild
Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla
Mobile County Sheriff’s Foundation
Mobile Re-Entry Program
National Black Law Students Association
Preschool Center for the Sensory Impaired
Ransom Ministries, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House
Senior Citizens Services
South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program
St. Mary Church’s Our Sister Closet
The Project Cate Foundation, Inc.
The Child Advocacy Center
The Learning Tree
United Cerebral Palsy
United Way of Southwest Alabama
USA Family Specialty Clinic’s PED-HIV Program
Underage Drinking Task Force
University of South Alabama Archives
Victory Health Partners
Woman’s Fund of South Alabama