CFEBA Awarded 2015 Program of the Year by the American Bar Association

08/04/2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/04/15

Washington, D.C. - The American Bar Association has announced that the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association (CFEBA), has been named the 2015 State or Local Bar Environment, Energy and Resources Program of the Year. The CFEBA was nominated for its 2014 Light up the Night fundraiser, which raised $10,000 to benefit WeCareSolar, a charity that provides solar equipment used to be used in medical procedures at maternity clinics in developing area of Africa and Asia. The award is given in recognition of the best continuing legal education program or public service project of the year focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law.

Michael Stosser, President of the CFEBA, commented on this prestigious acknowledgement: “This comes at an important time for the Charitable Foundation.  We have set aggressive fundraising goals for 2015/2016, and hope this award will heighten awareness of charitable energy-related causes and the importance of getting involved.”

Proceeds from the annual events benefit organizations whose contributions to the field of energy law align with EBA’s mission to promote professional excellence and ethical integrity of its members in the practice, administration, and development of laws, regulations, and policies. 

The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association was established by the Energy Bar Association (EBA) and the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal (FELJ). The Energy Bar Association is an international, non-profit association of more than 2,500 attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students active in all areas of energy law. EBA has seven regional chapters across the U.S. and an increasing number of members in Canada and Mexico. The EBA hosts numerous educational seminars annually, including two national conferences a year and provides networking opportunities for its members to share their expertise through seminars, receptions and luncheons.

The Energy Bar Association established the CFEBA in 2002 to provide financial support for worthy energy related charitable causes. The CFEBA has contributed to geographically and categorically diverse noble non-profits for energy-related endeavors. For example, after Hurricane Katrina, the CFEBA gave monies to the Louisiana Parishes for generators. It has also given monies for installation of a solar electric system to a school and health facility in impoverished Haiti and funds to Meals on Wheels to purchase a hybrid vehicle for delivery of meals to seniors in Oswego, New York. The CFEBA has donated more than $1,250,000 to over 50 worthy non-profit organizations nationally and internationally. More information about the CFEBA, its mission, history and the many worthy grant recipients can be found at its web site at www.cfeba.org.

For more information about this release, contact Brittany Banasik, Communications and Membership Marketing Manager of the Energy Bar Association at bbanasik@eba-net.org or (202) 499-5847.

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