NCBRC Grateful for the Support of the O. Max Gardner Foundation

Posted by NCBRC - July 17, 2015

The National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center (NCBRC) has been honored by a $12,500.00 first-time donation from the O. Max Gardner Foundation. NCBRC is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the bankruptcy system and preserving the rights of consumer bankruptcy debtors. NCBRC advances these goals by providing assistance either through working directly with debtors’ attorneys or by filing amicus briefs in courts throughout the country. Without the support of donors like the O. Max Gardner Foundation, the assistance provided by NCBRC would not be possible.

The O. Max Gardner Foundation was established in 1943 by Oliver Max Gardner (1882 – 1947). Mr. Gardner had a varied career beginning with teaching organic chemistry and, after attending law school, ultimately entering politics. He served as the 57th Governor of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933. After his term ended, Mr. Gardner worked in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as an informal advisor and speech writer, and Harry S. Truman, as Under Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Gardner founded the O. Max Gardner Foundation to promote all forms of educational and community service organizations for the citizens of North Carolina.

His grandson, O. Max Gardner III, is a familiar name in the field of bankruptcy law having devoted his professional life to the service of consumer debtors and to the education of the bankruptcy bar in the intricacies of this challenging area of regulation. His efforts have gone a long way toward leveling the playing field between consumer debtors and the often predatory lenders, and unethical servicers and collectors, they face.

NCBRC’s Board of Directors is grateful to the O. Max Gardner Foundation for its confidence in our mission and support in our mutual goals of providing the best and broadest assistance to consumer debtors in their quest for a fresh start.


One Comment

  • Posted July 20, 2015 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    This is great news. It’s good to know people are dedicated to helping debtors who file bankruptcy. Thanks for sharing!

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