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A Newsletter from the



Spring 2015

Our mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability.

Gala 2015 Full of Food, Fellowship and FUNdraising

Celebrating the Class of 1965 Nifty Fifty honorees and their guests gathered at the Hilton Columbia Center Hotel, where they enjoyed food, drinks and, of course, reminiscing with their classmates. After the reunion, Justice Costa Pleicones invited guests on a trip down memory lane to 1965, the year the class was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. In 1965, The Sound of Music premiered, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam and fashions changed as women’s skirts got shorter and men’s hair grew longer. Nods, smiles and laughter radiated from the group. Photographs of the members projected onto the screen as each attorney made his way to the podium to be inducted into this prestigious group. Each honoree received his Nifty Fifty pin and had his photograph taken with Gala Honorary Chair Inez Tenenbaum and Foundation Past President Beverly A. Carroll. To view the photographs, log on to

Photo credit: RIM Photography

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, more than 325 people gathered at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for food, fellowship and fundraising at the Bar Foundation’s ninth annual gala. The event was themed with a 1960s flair, featuring classic cocktails, vintage fashion and iconic party food. The theme also gave an appropriate nod to our honorees of the evening — the Nifty Fifty Class of 1965.

Honorees and guests enjoy drinks and food at the Nifty Fifty Celebration.

After the pinning ceremony, the Nifty Fifty arrived at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, where they were honored in front of the gala crowd. Guests applauded each honoree and then raised their glasses for a toast to the Class of 1965. “We thank you for your years of service and for your leadership and example for those of us who follow you,” said Beverly A. Carroll, the Foundation’s past president and the evening’s emcee. “Cheers!” Continued on page 2

Photo credit: RIM Photography

Nifty Fifty Class of 1965 from left to right (back row): Thomas F. Batson, Charles H. Cook, James R. Thompson, O. Eugene Powell Jr., Everette H. Newman, R. Bruce Shaw, Michael D. Glenn, (front row) Harry J. Haynsworth IV, Wade Ronald Crow, Armand Georges Derfner and Jack Lynn

South Carolina Bar Foundation Spring 15 Newsletter  

South Carolina Bar Foundation Spring 15 Newsletter

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