Lauren Sampson Joins City Bar Fund as Vice President, Development and External Relations

The City Bar Fund, the New York City Bar Association’s charitable sister organization that undertakes public service, education, policy advocacy and research activities, has named Lauren Sampson Vice President, Development and External Relations. Sampson will lead fundraising and outreach efforts for the City Bar Fund. Sampson brings to the City Bar Fund over a decade of development and donor-relations experience, most recently as Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations at Cardozo School of Law, where she created and implemented strategic and tactical plans for raising funds for unrestricted and restricted support for the law school. Prior to that, Sampson held fundraising positions at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and Baruch College. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Fashion Institute of Technology at the State University of New York. The City Bar Fund includes four programs: The City Bar Justice Center, which provides and expands access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers citywide by leveraging the pro bono expertise and time of the New York City legal community; the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, which provides pro bono legal support to human rights and environmental organizations in Latin America, Africa, and elsewhere in the world; the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, which works with New York City legal employers to foster more diverse and inclusive work environments; and the Lawyer Assistance Program, a free, confidential service, available to attorneys, judges, law students and their family members in New York City who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, as well as other addictions and mental health issues. Contributions to the City Bar Fund are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and are reportable contributions under New York State’s biennial pro bono reporting requirement for attorneys. More information on the City Bar Fund is available here: