Skow receives Ohio State Bar Foundation's statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under
Columbus, OH (Nov. 19, 2015) — Sarah Skow received the statewide Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under at the Ohio State Bar Foundation’s November 13 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. This honor is given to a distinguished young attorney who also gives generously of his or her time to community service.
Skow was born and raised in Toledo and now is a litigator at Spengler and Nathanson. She is proud of her city and is committed to being one of its strongest advocates. As president-elect for the Board of Trustees for the Greater Toledo Arts Commission, as president of the Children’s Theater Workshop, as a member of the Arts and Culture Committee for the Toledo Botanical Gardens, a member of Circle 2445 for the Toledo Museum of Art, and a member of the City of Toledo’s Steering Committee for Arts and Culture, Skow supports the arts as an avenue to connect people and enrich their lives. She also mentors students in the Young Artists at Work program, volunteers at the annual Old West End Festival and often is a guide on a bus touring Toledo, a city in revitalization mode.
Community service for her also includes being on the Board of Trustees of ABLE and LAWO, president of the Toledo Women’s Bar Association, involvement with Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Mobile Meals of Toledo and TEDX Toledo and doing pro bono work for victims of domestic violence. As a graduate of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy and a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, Skow believes that Margaret Mead’s words best describe the importance of investing in one’s community: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that has.”
About the Award
The Ohio State Bar Foundation presents this award to an attorney 40 years of age or younger, who contributes substantial time and effort in service to a local social service, or a local civic, artistic or cultural organization. The service must be outside the recipient’s practice of law and must be given without compensation. Emphasis is placed on current service and the recipient represents the ideals of the legal profession.
About the Ohio State Bar Foundation
The Ohio State Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works to advance the law and build a better justice system. Through our grants and programs, we educate and perform outreach to the public to make the law fair for all Ohioans. For more information about the Ohio State Bar Foundation, please visit www.osbf.net.