[District of Columbia, June 29, 2021] – Marc L. Fleischaker, Chair Emeritus of Arent Fox and former president of the DC Bar Foundation, has been named Chair of the DC Bar Foundation's 77 Society. Fleischaker succeeds the late Daniel Rezneck, who served as chair since the Foundation formed the Society in 2017.
Named in honor of the year the DC Bar Foundation was founded (1977), the 77 Society recognizes the generosity of donors and the impact their support has on the Foundation's goal to transform the District's civil legal aid network.
Kirra L. Jarratt, the DC Bar Foundation's CEO, announced Fleischaker's appointment at the annual President's Reception, May 6.
Fleischaker served as president of the DC Bar Foundation from 2013 to 2015. He also has served on several board committees and currently serves as a volunteer solicitor for the Foundation's annual Call to Action campaign. In addition, he has been a member of the 77 Society since its inception in 2017.
One of Fleischaker's primary goals as chair of the 77 Society is to expand its membership. The Society currently has 78 members. Fleischaker wants to grow that number to at least 100 in the next year.
The DC Bar Foundation extends 77 Society membership to individuals whose gifts total $1,000 or more each fiscal year (October 1 - September 30). In addition, in 2020, the Foundation added the following giving tiers within the Society:
· Pillars of Justice (annual gifts of $10,000 or more)
· Champions of Justice (annual gifts of $5,000 - $9,999)
· Advocates of Justice (annual gifts of $2,500 - $4,999)
· Friends of Justice (annual gifts of $1,000 - $2,499)
For more information about or to join the 77 Society, visit the Foundation website.
About the DC Bar Foundation: We are committed to transforming DC's legal aid network so that all District residents have a fair and equal legal experience. We bring together all invested stakeholders through a network approach to identify and address the unmet civil legal needs of DC residents with low incomes, create solutions with a critical eye for racial justice and equity, and demonstrate meaningful impact.