Texas Bar Foundation

Texas Bar Foundation
Board of Trustees

A total of four Board of Trustee members, three attorneys and one public member, are appointed by the State Bar of Texas President to serve a three year term. Additionally, three attorneys of the Texas Bar Foundation are chosen and appointed by the Foundation Board annually to serve a three year term. Additional liaisons to the Board of Trustees include a member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, the Texas Young Lawyers Association President, and the Chair of the State Bar of Texas Judicial Section. Fellows officers are chosen and elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Fellows.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees

Cindy V. Tisdale, Chair
David W. Copeland, Chair-elect
Florentino A. Ramirez, Secretary-Treasurer
Buck Files, Past Chair
*Robbie Ausley
Wendy Burgower
Sara E. Dysart
Sylvia Borunda Firth
B. Blue Hyatt
*Cynthia Johnson
*Tim Kelly
Rick Robertson
Lisa M. Tatum
Travis Torrence
Ann Greenberg, State Bar of Texas Liaison
Baili B. Rhodes, Texas Young Lawyers Association Liaison
Judge Jennifer Rymell, Judicial Liaison
Gregory W. Sampson, State Bar of Texas Liaison

2017-2018 Fellows Officers

Judge Penny Roberts, Chair
Alistair B. Dawson, Chair-elect
Steve Benesh, Secretary
Shannon Dacus, Past Chair

* Public Member

Past Chairs of the Board of Trustees

Past Chairs of the Fellows


Texas Bar Foundation 2016-2017 Board of Trustees

2016-2017 Board Photo

Left to Right: Andrea Stone, Joseph Indelicato, Jr., Shannon Dacus, David W. Copeland, Buck Files, Alistair B. Dawson, Judge Penny Roberts, Lisa M. Tatum, Cindy V. Tisdale, Florentino A. Ramirez, Jaime Balli, Judge Kerry L. Russell, Wendy Burgower, Tim Kelly, Sylvia Borunda Firth, Sam Houston, Dr. Melinda Wycoff, Dustin Burrows, Cindy Johnson, Sara E. Dysart

Not Pictured: Jeanne C. “Cezy” Collins


Texas Bar Foundation Awarded 2013 Presidential Citation

Texas Bar Foundation Awarded 2013 Presidential Citation

Texas Bar Foundation Awarded 2013 Presidential Citation

During the State Bar of Texas 2013 Annual Meeting, State Bar Past President, Buck Files, presented the Texas Bar Foundation with a Presidential Citation for our commitment to furthering the administration of justice and education of the public about the third branch of government by funding organizations who have the desire but not the funds.   Our members were commended for giving of their time and money to further our mission, a mission that is important to the State Bar of Texas.

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