VanDeGrift recognized by law foundation for community service
Columbus, OH (April 16, 2012)— Sasha Alexa VanDeGrift received the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 & Under at the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) District 2 Annual Meeting, which was held at the Troy Country Club on April 4.
VanDeGrift has excelled both professionally and in her service to the community. In addition to her law practice as an associate at the Dayton firm of Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A, she donates her time to Carehouse, a home for abused and neglected children who will eventually testify against their abusers. VanDeGrift also serves as an associate board member of the Boonshoft Children’s Museum of Discovery.
“I love to see kids fulfill themselves in enrichment programs of any kind, whether it’s through real time galaxy gazing or helping young girls who may not be personally fit run in their first 5K,” said VanDeGrift. “Others have given me numerous opportunities throughout my life and it’s my turn to do the same.”
In addition to her community involvement, VanDeGrift has served on numerous committees within the Dayton Bar Association, including the Business Law Division, Civil Trial Practice Committee, Criminal Law Committee, Congeniality Committee, and the Appellate Practice Committee. She is also a member of the OSBA and the Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court.
VanDeGrift received her B.A. from Purdue University and her law degree from the University of Dayton.
About the Award
The Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under is presented to attorneys, 40 years of age or younger, who contribute substantial time and effort in service to a local social service or to a local civic, artistic or cultural organization. The service must be outside the recipients’ practice of law and given without compensation. Emphasis is placed on current service. Recipients represent the ideals of the legal profession and, by example, are a credit to the profession. NOTE: The Community Service Award is presented to attorneys in each of the Ohio State Bar Association’s 18 districts, and the statewide award recipient is chosen from these district honorees.
About the Ohio State Bar Foundation
The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system. Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans. For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit www.osbf.net.