RALEIGH, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 – Last Thursday, on November 2nd, the North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) held a ceremony to present the Douglas Carmichael “Mike” McIntyre II Justice Fund, which is a restricted endowment fund that establishes the McIntyre Youth Leadership Challenge.
Justice Funds honor North Carolina lawyers, past and present, whose careers have shown dedication to the pursuit of justice and outstanding service to the profession and to the public. The Mike McIntyre for Congress Committee has donated $100,000 to the NCBF Endowment to establish the Mike McIntyre Justice Fund.
McIntyre is quoted in the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) official press release as saying, “It is our hope that this new Youth Leadership Challenge will be part of our Law Day activities, and will light a fire in young people to demonstrate how through good citizenship, civic engagement, and dynamic leadership, they can carry the torch forward, and challenge themselves and others to discover new solutions to the problems their communities face.”
Part of the dedication ceremony included the presentation of McIntyre’s permanent, copper-etched plaque and biographical sketch that will hang on the wall at the N.C. Bar Center.
According to the NCBA press release, “Mike McIntyre demonstrates the very essence of the purposes of the Justice Fund—through his work, courage, civic activity and public service—by strengthening the American system of freedom under the law. His inspiration, enthusiasm and dedication make him most worthy of the Justice Fund endowed as “the McIntyre Youth Leadership Challenge.”