The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) inducted 40 attorneys into the Fellows program at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center on June 6, including one local attorney.
Supreme Court of Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and OSBF President Andrew C. Storar presided over the ceremony and reception.
Mark W. Fowler, of Delaware, is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Delaware County Prosecutor’s Office. He received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s 2017 District Five Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under.
He is a member of the Delaware County Republican Party, the Delaware County Bar and the Ohio State Bar Association.
The OSBF is the philanthropic arm of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and promotes the pursuit of justice and the public understanding of the rule of law. By extending membership to those lawyers, magistrates and judges who are committed to these ideals, OSBF enlists their talents to further its mission.
A new class of civic-minded lawyers are inducted annually and these Fellows volunteer their time to organizations across the state that profoundly impact our communities.
Interested lawyers must be nominated by a peer or self-nominate themselves for the program. Each candidate is reviewed by a committee before committing their time to outreach programs and pledging financial support to fuel the OSBF’s statewide grantmaking program, a news release states.
OSBF President Storar noted in his address to the new class that the Foundation granted more than $768,000 in 2016 to 22 law-related organizations and donated more than 356 hours of their time. He challenged this class to “not only match their kindness and generosity, but to exceed it.”