Alexander Graham Bell Association Establishes Scholarship to Honor Schnader LawyerOn May 9, 2005 by Schnader in News
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Philadelphia, PA (May 9, 2005) – The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has established an annual scholarship in the name of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP senior counsel George H. Nofer for the study of law or public policy.
The scholarship was established “in recognition of George H. Nofer’s service and generosity” and his contributions to the field of oral deaf education, according to the Board of Directors of the Association.
A former board member of the Association, Mr. Nofer is a founder of the Oberkotter Foundation, which focuses on promoting oral deaf education. Since its founding, the Foundation has opened 23 schools across the country. The schools teach children diagnosed as deaf to listen and talk with the help of various technologies, including powerful hearing aides and cochlear implants. The common goal of the schools is to send the children into mainstream educational environments by the age of six or seven.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the nation’s leading public voice for oralism, and the establishment of the scholarship recognizes the contributions of Mr. Nofer and the Oberkotter Foundation in this area.
Mr. Nofer is a member of Schnader’s Trusts and Estates Practice. For the past 50 years, he has handled complex estate and trust administration, private foundations, estate planning, and fiduciary and individual income tax issues. He has served, and continues to serve, as executor and trustee in many estate and trust matters.