Jennifer Leland
WLALA Foundation President 2021-2023


The WLALA Foundation was formed in 1997. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the next generation of attorneys committed to the mission of WLALA by providing financial assistance to law students in the form of scholarships and fellowships, including the Fran Kandel Public Interest Scholarship, the Inner City Law Center Fellowship, and the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly half a million dollars to deserving law students. In 2018, the Foundation created the Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a woman high school senior interested in the field of law or public service, and who was inspired in this career choice by the WLALA Foundation’s Power Lunch Program, the WLALA organization, or by a WLALA leader. The Foundation also provides financial support to organizations and programs whose missions align with WLALA, including the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, the Downtown Women’s Center and the Power Lunch program. Help us continue our efforts and meet our fundraising goals by making a donation.