When Wilburn Brewer died from cancer in 2003, Nexsen Pruet, the law firm where he spent his entire legal career, created The Wilburn Brewer, Jr. Memorial Professionalism Fund. This fund is held and administered by the South Carolina Bar Foundation.
The funds received are earmarked to support professionalism initiatives determined by the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession to support the principles promoted by Wilburn during his lifetime. This fund raising effort was the idea of former Bar President G. Dewey Oxner, who served on the Commission with Wilburn, and was the first Vice-Chair of the Commission until his death. Dewey led the effort, and established the original goal of $100,000. To date, $86,132 has been raised. Achieving this goal would be a fitting tribute to Wilburn Brewer, and to Dewey Oxner, both of whom were so committed to professionalism and the work of the Commission during their lifetimes.
As we approach year end, please help us to meet the goal Dewey established to support the Commission on the Profession through The Brewer Memorial Fund. Checks should be made payable to the S.C. Bar Foundation- Brewer Fund, and sent to the SC Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202.