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Contributions to ​the WAAL Educational Foundation supports WAAL's mission of diversifying the legal profession through programming, continuing legal education seminars, pro bono clinics, community involvement activities, and more. The Foundation also supports the annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner, where we honor the legacy of Vel and Dale Phillips, and celebrate​ the accomplishments of Wisconsin lawyers and law students.​ Each year, we award four law students from ​the ​University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School with the VelanDale Scholarship Awards, the Honorable Maxine A. White Book Scholarship Award, and the Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr. Scholarship Award​.​

501(c)(3) Status: In July 2002, the WAAL Educational Foundation was recognized as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization is also classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore contributions to WAAL Educational Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code, and the organization is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue code.

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Organizer Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers

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WAAL is an association of African-American Lawyers dedicated to ensuring diversity in Wisconsin's legal community.

Goals of WAAL:

  • To promote professional improvement of its members
  • To become and remain actively involved in and cooperate with creative forces in the community
  • To advocate needed legal and judicial reform to make justice available to all people
  • To assist the Black community in eliminating root causes of poverty and powerlessness
  • To defend against the denial of basic human and legal rights
  • To use legal tools and discipline for the advancement of education, housing, business, and economic development, health delivery systems and social institutions for Blacks.

WAAL welcomes partnerships with other community, state and national programs designed to ameliorate or eliminate racism, ignorance, poverty and powerlessness, the organized and non-organized Bar, the Bench, scholars and researchers, the private sector as well as governmental agencies.

 

WAAL is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. 

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