Richard L. O’Rourke has been named Treasurer of the Westchester County Bar Foundation (“WBF”). His Term of Office will continue until December 1, 2017. Established in 1984, the WBF is the charitable arm of the Westchester County Bar Association. Its goal is to contribute to the improvement of the administration of justice and to encourage a better understanding of the law. The WBF also recognizes the outstanding service of non-judicial employees of the Ninth Judicial District through the Annual Joseph F. Gagliardi Award For Excellence. In 2007, the WBF established a two-year public interest law fellowship, which provides legal help to the County’s underserved residents, and also provides training to a new lawyer who otherwise might not have the opportunity to do public interest work. Graduates of Harvard, Elisabeth Haub School of Law of Pace University and St. John’s University Law Schools have served as Fellows. Mr. O’Rourke has served on the WBF Board of Trustees for the past three years, and has been otherwise actively involved professionally, including having previously served as Articles Editor of the Westchester Bar Journal for fourteen years.