A Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)


WWBA Foundation
Scholarships and Grants

The WWBA Foundation provides monetary grants on an annual basis to local organizations whose missions and goals are aligned with those of the Foundation. The Foundation’s grant application form must be submitted by March 15th of the fiscal year in which the grant is made. To obtain a grant application form contact Julie S. Kattan, Esq.

The Foundation has provided annual monetary grants to numerous organizations which support the Foundation’s goals and mission of: eliminating bias and promoting equality in the workplace, schools and courts; fostering the fair and equal treatment of all people in society, including women, children, families and underprivileged; and supporting organizations that provide legal, educational and support services to disadvantaged members of our community. Some of those organizations include:

  • Gender Fairness award for the 9th Judicial District
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Hopes Door
  • John Jay Legal Services Equal Justice America Disability Clinic
  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
  • Moderate Means Program, Pace University
  • My Sister’s Place
  • Pace Public Interest Law Center
  • Pace Women’s Justice Center
  • Student Advocacy
  • Summer Justice Academy, NYS Chapter
  • Westchester ARC
  • Women’s Research and Education Fund
  • Yonkers Public School 23 Read Across America program
  • YWCA to support children’s centers in courthouses
  • YWCA GEMS program

Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship

In January each year, the Foundation awards at least one Pace University Law School student with a $2500 scholarship in honor of WWBA founding member and past President Hon. Sondra M. Miller. The Foundation considers numerous factors including the applicant's history of community service, clinic involvement, ability to balance family and job-related responsibilities, academic record, ability to overcome personal adversity in pursuit of a legal career, and intention to make future contributions to the Westchester County community.

The Foundation's Justice Sondra M. Miller Scholarship recipients include:
  • Kristen Motel (2015)
  • Megan Hopper-Rebegea (2014)
  • Cara Elizabeth Rosen (2013)
  • Kristen Mogavero (2012) 
  • Sulay Grant and James Healy (2011) 
  • Rachel Schwartzman (2010) 

Past Award/Scholarship Recipients


Karen Z. Bell Memorial Fund

The Foundation has established a fund in memory of our esteemed colleague, mentor, supporter, and friend: Karen Z. Bell. We are thankful that the Foundation has received numerous contributions from many members in Karen’s memory. With those donations and in tribute to Karen Z. Bell, the Foundation has:
  • Supported the Pace Women’s Justice Center Moderate Means Program, of which Karen Z. Bell was a founding member 
  • Supported the Cancer Support Team’s 13th Annual Women’s Health Awareness Luncheon 
  • Sponsored the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert program in Westchester County 

It is only with your help that the Foundation can continue to support these vital organizations and programs. Donations can be made to:


WWBA Foundation
c/o Gail Boggio, Esq.
McCarthy Fingar LLP
11 Martine Avenue, 12th Floor
White Plains, New York 10606

PO Box 926, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (914) 505-6045
executivedirector@wwbany.org

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