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Legal Services Attorney Makes Generous Gift to Foundation

Ethel Weinberg (a.k.a. Eddie) is the latest attorney to join the Foundation’s planned giving efforts with a significant gift to the Foundation. If the name seems familiar… it should. Eddie was related to Rusty Weinberg whose original estate gift to the Foundation paved the way for the creation of a strategic planned giving program.

When Eddie was considering making the gift she, of course, was drawn through the family connection. However, as the Managing Attorney of the Columbia office of South Carolina Legal Services, she sees on a daily basis the direct impact that the Foundation has had on the provision of legal services to the poor. In interviewing Eddie about the gift, she said, “I’m torn about flashing my name with the Weinberg Society… but Rusty and I were related and the stories around him and his father, Mortimer, had some impact on my even considering law as a career. For the most part, I feel that the Bar Foundation has been such a supporter of legal services over the years and that has benefited me directly; thus, it is only right that I give back.” 

The Foundation is extremely grateful to Eddie for continuing to add to the Foundation’s ability to plan for the future. The Weinberg Society honors those who have made estate gifts of $10,000 or any lawyer who indicates that he or she has named the Foundation as a beneficiary in his or her will, regardless of the amount.

If you have included the Foundation in your will, please consider letting us know so that your gift can encourage others.  Please contact Shannon Willis Scruggs at 803-765-0517 or visit the planned giving page of our Web site for more information.

Eddie Weinberg (right) and Foundation officer Jack D. Griffeth read the inscription on the donor plaque presented to Weinberg at the Foundation Gala.





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