The New York Bar Foundation Awards Legal Momentum $5,000 Foundation Grant

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March 29, 2019

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March 29, 2019

The New York Bar Foundation Awards Legal Momentum $5,000 Foundation Grant

LM President & CEO Carol Baldwin Moody with LM Board of Directors Treasurer Susan Lindenauer

Legal Momentum President & CEO Carol Baldwin Moody is presented with The New York Bar Foundation grant by Legal Momentum Board Treasurer Susan Lindenauer, the retired counsel to the president and attorney-in-chief of the Legal Aid Society.

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant of $5,000.00 to Legal Momentum, the nation’s premier legal advocate for women and girls. The grant will be used to support their Women Valued Initiative.

“Our Women Valued Initiative, which the New York Bar Foundation is helping fund, is a strong part of Legal Momentum’s fifty-year tradition of protecting women’s economic rights,” said Carol Baldwin Moody, Esq., President & CEO of Legal Momentum. “We are very honored by the support from the New York Bar Foundation, and we look forward to a long-lasting and continuing relationship between our two historic legal organizations.”

The New York Bar Foundation grants assist non-profit organizations with essentials-of-life issues such as child support, consumer debt, housing, access to health care and education, and family matters such as domestic violence and family stability.

“The New York Bar Foundation has allocated nearly $700,000 in grants to more than 85 programs across New York significantly increasing the total dollar amount of grants over the past several years,” said Lucia Whisenand, chair of the Grant Review Committee. “The issues we touch on are extensive and impact people in life changing ways.”

Legal Momentum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the physical safety of and economic opportunity for all women and girls. Founded in 1970, Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls through the power of the law in the areas best positioned to assist all women and girls: economic justice and freedom from gender-based violence. To learn more about Legal Momentum and how you can support our work, visit or email Lena Barsky,

The New York Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the charitable arm of the New York State Bar Association. Established in 1950, the Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can support its programs, go to or email Deborah Auspelmyer

About Legal Momentum

Legal Momentum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1970 to advance the rights of women by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy in three broad areas: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence and equality under the law. For more information visit