South Asian Bar
Association of Chicago


Serving Chicagoland's South Asian Community

SABA Chicago Foundation is Currently Accepting Applications for Board Vacancies



(SABA Chicago Foundation)
Leadership and Philanthropy for the South Asian Community and Greater Chicago


2017 (2 yr term)  Board Of Trustees Application And Instructions

The SABA Chicago Foundation (“SABACF”) is accepting applications for two-year positions on its Board of Trustees.  The following instructions and materials are provided to facilitate your application.  

    1. The application deadline is October 31, 2016. All applications must be emailed on or before October 31, 2016.
    2. Applications may be emailed to the following individuals: President, Prabha Parameswaran ( and Secretary, Lynn Preshad (  Applicants will be informed if they are to be appointed to the board in late November/early December 2016.  If appointed, Trustees shall serve an approximate two-year starting January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
    3. The minimum time commitment of a Trustee includes attendance at no less than 4 board meetings (some in person, some via conference call) per year; planning for and attending SABACF event(s); assisting in fundraising efforts; reviewing Summer fellowship and/or grant applications; and addressing governance/compliance issues.
    4. Any questions about this application should be directed to the President or Secretary as outlined in (1)(2).
    1. Please be as specific as possible in responding to all questions below.
    2. Please limit your responses to the space provided when possible, keeping in mind that brevity is particularly important given the number of applicants expected.
    3. If you need more space for one or more answers, please attach no more than one page total which includes all additional information for all questions.
    4. If submitting any optional materials (such as a picture or references), please indicate below so we can be sure we receive all your application materials.
    5. SABACF’s purpose is as follows:
      1.  Developing and funding South Asian legal education, legal research, and public interest employment grants, including but not limited to the annual SABACF Law Student Summer Public Interest Fellowship;
      2. Funding support for operational expenses, legal costs and staffing needs of the Indo-American Center’s Cyriac Kappil Pro Bono Legal Clinic; and
      3. Developing and funding public interest projects that benefit South Asian legal professionals and/or the South Asian community.

If you would like a copy of SABACF’s bylaws, please send an email to the President or Secretary as outlined in I. B above.  

Click Here to Download the Application