Founded in 2010, the WBA Educational Foundation (WBAEF) is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the WBA that seeks to leverage the generosity of our community to support the WBA’s educational and charitable missions, including providing financial assistance to worthy programs that support diversity in the legal profession.

The WBAEF provides two distinguished scholarships, the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship and the Judge Eugene Hamilton Scholarship.

Charles Hamilton
Houston Scholarship

The Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship is awarded annually in honor of the brilliant WBA Founder Charles Hamilton Houston, who was one of the most important civil rights attorneys in American history.

Judge Eugene
Hamilton Scholarship

The Judge Eugene Hamilton Scholarship Competition is held each year in recognition of Chief Judge Eugene Hamilton’s many contributions to the legal community.

Support the Foundation

The WBAEF welcomes the support of individuals and corporations who believe in the work of the foundation and would like to support our scholarships.

Board of Directors

Charlyn M. Stanberry, Esq.
Vice President of Government Relations

National Association of Broadcasters

Vice President
Gavin Logan, Esq.
Privacy & Public Policy Manager


Brittani Gordon, Esq.

Shulman Rogers

Karlyn Hunter, Esq.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Past President
Henry E. Floyd, Jr., Esq.
General Counsel

The Daniel Initiative

Past President
Jason A. Grant, Esq.
Founding Partner

GO Law Group, PLLC

Chibundu Nnake, Esq.
U.S. Campaign Manager – Privacy


Knia Tanner, Esq.
Office of the People’s Counsel


Past President
Natalie S. Walker, Esq.

Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC

Washington Bar Association Educational Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 56551, Washington, DC 20040
Phone: 202-368-9292

WBAEF Leadership

Meet the WBAEF’s President, Charlyn Stanberry

How to Support WBAEF

Donations to WBAEF are essential to the strength and continued viability of the Foundation. The contributions we raise are mission critical as they support the programs and initiatives that help us advance diversity in the legal profession and continue our dedicated pursuit of equal justice under law.

Scholarship Recipients

Meet the most recent recipients of WBAEF scholarship awards