Morganton attorney leaves nearly $1 mil. to Legal Aid of NC

RALEIGH · Jan. 22, 2018 – Legal Aid of North Carolina will join the North Carolina Bar Foundation to announce a record-breaking gift to the NCBF Endowment’s LANC Fund on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Legal Aid’s downtown Raleigh office at 224 S. Dawson St.

Read the press release from the North Carolina Bar Foundation to learn more:

NCBF Receives Largest Gift

The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) has received its largest gift ever as the result of planned gifts totaling nearly $1 million from the late Charles D. Dixon.

The funds have been designated to the NCBF Endowment’s Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) Fund, which Dixon helped launch in 2007 with a lead gift of $100,000. The Hickory attorney, who practiced from more than 60 years with Patrick, Harper & Dixon, died in 2016.

The Foundation’s largest gift since its establishment in 1960 will be formally announced on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the downtown Raleigh office of Legal Aid of North Carolina, located at 224 S. Dawson Street.

The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and media members are encouraged to attend.

Proceeds from the endowed gift will underwrite a dedicated position in LANC’s Morganton office, which serves Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties in northwest North Carolina.

“Endowing a position in Morganton in his name would be the most appropriate way to honor Mr. Dixon,” said George Hausen, executive director of LANC. “That way, hundreds of people will get legal representation who otherwise would not have.

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