The Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association founded and incorporated the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation, Inc. in October 2003 with the intent to promote the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and the image of the Luzerne County Lawyers.

The Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation will support charitable and humanitarian projects throughout Luzerne County, Pennsylvania to provide support for law related projects, publications and education.

The Foundation will enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the legal system in Luzerne County, ensure access to legal information and representation to all members of the Luzerne County community and foster good relations between members of the Bar, Judiciary and the public. The Foundation vows to do this among its other activities in furtherance of its charitable mission.

With Your Kindness…

Your donation can be made in honor of a loved one who has passed, someone who has reached a milestone in life, a wedding, graduation, a new practice, or you may make a donation to the Foundation as part of an estate plan.


With your kind and generous contributions, the Luzerne County Bar Association will make a donation to a non-profit organization annually. With this, the association hopes to better the community as well as enhance the image of the Luzerne County Lawyers.

If you want your donation to be acknowledged to the donor for a particular event or as a Memorial Gift to the donee or donee’s family, YOU MUST ALSO CLICK ON AND COMPLETE THE DONATION FORM BELOW.  If you do not complete this form, no card will be mailed (which is fine, it is your choice).  If you decide to complete the Donation Form, the amount of the donation will not be listed on the card that is sent to the donee or donee’s family only that a donation was made, the reason and who made it.

With this year’s generous donations from contributors like you, the Foundation was able to assist the following extremely valuable charities of our community with grant donations:

Charities Selected for the 2022 Year

Allied Services Foundation
Children’s Service Center
Dress for Success Luzerne County
Family Service Association of Northeastern PA
Freeland YMCA
Luzerne County Head Start
Luzerne County Historical Society
PA Immigration Resource Center
Pittston Memorial Library
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen
United Way of Wyoming Valley
Victims Resource Center
Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

The Time to Begin…
There is never a better time than now to donate to the Luzerne County Bar Association. Your donation will benefit many; you, the lawyers and of course, the charities that the Association donates to. Please download the donation form and mail it to the Foundation.  You can also download the Grant Application Form here>>

Cathy O’Donnell, Esq., President
Girard Mecadon, Esq., Vice President
Joseph P.J. Burke III, Esq., Sec/Treasurer

Board Members:
William F. Anzalone
Rachael Olszewski, Esq.
Joanna Bryn Smith, Esq.
Greg Fellerman, Esq.
Lesa Butera
Suzanne Devine