Still Giving Back

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Robert’s spirit is kept alive by a number of organizations and we encourage all visitors to learn more about these worthy efforts,  to contribute, sponsor or support them in any capacity.

Robert’s family established The Robert E. Wone Memorial Trust, in which funds are distributed to some of his favorite projects.  Send contributions to: HoltzmanVogel PLLC   98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 53   Warrenton, Va.  20186.

 The Virginia Office on Volunteerism & Community Service each year gives out the Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary Service.   Cheryl Jennings of Hampton and Anthony Simpson of Richmond are past recipients and continue Robert’s spirit of volunteerism & service to the community.

The Robert E. Wone Award for Exemplary Service will be awarded to an AmeriCorps member who has exhibited the same dedication to community service and civic engagement as the award’s namesake.

Established in memory of Mr. Wone, the award will recognize an exemplary AmeriCorps member who has exhibited the same dedication to community service and civic engagement as did Mr. Wone, who served on the Governor’s Commission on Community and National Service from 2002-06.

He was a tireless activist and volunteer who advanced the interests of many charitable organizations. He also provided many hours of pro bono legal service to help others and was instrumental in establishing the Virginia Service Foundation. AmeriCorps program directors will nominate a member who exemplifies the mission of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, of which Wone received an award upon graduation from the College of William and Mary in 1996. The Sullivan Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people to “lead lives of integrity, characterized by service above self and service to the community.”


A number of organizations including the Asian Pacific American Bar, the Hispanic Bar of DC, the South Asian Bar of DC and the Washington Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Institute of Intellectual Property & Social Justice hold  the Robert Wone Minority Judicial Clerkship & Internship Conference.

The (conference)  is an annual program…  that brings judges and judicial clerks from around the Washington, D.C., Virgina, and Maryland area to Howard University School of Law.

The purpose of this conference is for law students in the DC metro area to learn about judicial clerkships and internships from judges and law clerks in order to get a better understanding of the work of law clerks and of the application process to become on. 

16 comments for “Still Giving Back

  1. 04/04/2009 at 6:38 PM

    That’s all fine and well on the surface. Certainly, everyone should further fund and endow the new foundation for Robert in his memory. And name libraries and streets and middle schools and children (ah, maybe not) after him. Yet, but, and however…..

    Convicting and damning those four (or five) sick people who snuffed out Robert’s liberating life and voice, will better serves Robert’s life and memory. But you already knew that, didn’t you, at this site? Don’t lose sight of that, please, in all of your site’s recent fame.

    • Lance
      04/04/2009 at 7:16 PM

      …those four (or five)…

      Or one intruder. But honestly, Mr. Grisham, I don’t think anyone here has lost sight of that. Are you honestly complaining about a request for charitable giving?

      • 04/04/2009 at 7:42 PM

        lance, we all know your march until your unfaithful, comical and so sad end. Please spare us.

        • Lance
          04/04/2009 at 8:36 PM

          John, don’t we know yours as well?

          But still, remove the first part of the post if you like. I don’t think anyone here has lost sight of the need to bring the killer(s) to justice. Are you honestly complaining about a request for charitable giving?

          • L.
            04/05/2009 at 10:45 PM

            He said he was not complaining about a request for charity – didn’t you read his posts?

            The obvious point John is making is that we should not lose sight of why this blog was created.

  2. Ex Swann Dude
    04/04/2009 at 8:35 PM

    Dear John (Yes, a “Dear John” letter):

    1) Your speculation in your earlier post(s) clearly indicates you cannot read and retain the court documents;

    2) Your grammar indicates you probably didn’t pay much attention in middle-school;

    3) Your tone suggests that you probably suffer nightly rejection in the “men 4 men” section of craigslist;

    4) You are, well, not worthy of further comment …

    • 04/05/2009 at 8:25 AM

      I do indeed wish I had an editor beside me all the time to correct my bad grammar but, alas, I do not. My apologies.

    • L.
      04/05/2009 at 10:40 PM

      John is most definitely worthy of further comment. He has unraveled the case better than anyone here. I suspected massage came into play.

      As far as rejection by those on craigslist – many people have self-esteem and do not care what some online sex addicts think about them.

      Ex Swann dude – are you Dylan?

  3. L.
    04/05/2009 at 10:55 PM

    Its interesting how some posters are becoming more distraught and defensive b/c of “John Grisham’s” posts.

    What does that tell us?

    • Ex Swann Dude
      04/05/2009 at 11:11 PM

      Because, while mildly entertaining on a “John Grisham” level, they are at best implausible …

  4. Ex Swann Dude
    04/05/2009 at 11:05 PM

    Yes L, I am indeed Dylan …

    If you buy that then I can understand how you can believe Sarah was there and participated, Robert was injected six times during a massage, Sarah used one of the “house cars” to drive off with the evidence that night …

    And certainly you would believe that Dylan would be here using the moniker “Ex Swann Dude” on this site …

    • L.
      04/05/2009 at 11:25 PM

      Grisham’s explanations are much more plausible than an intruder theory.

      Not all of the facts that make up his theory are correct but some most likely are.

    • L.
      04/05/2009 at 11:26 PM

      Robert was injected six times.

      Unless he went to an accupuncturist who has not come forward.

  5. Ex Swann Dude
    04/05/2009 at 11:52 PM

    Yes L, we all know that Robert was injected six times. He was probably injected after being initially drugged with something in the “water” given to him shortly after his arrival. I seriously doubt he was unknowingly injected six times during a blissful “massage” given by Dylan …

    • 04/06/2009 at 12:08 AM

      Interesting that the household would go out of the way to tell authorities that “Mr, Wone, Price, and Ward shared a glass of water in the kitchen…” if in fact it was laced.

      • Ex Swann Dude
        04/06/2009 at 12:18 AM

        Cleaning three glasses would have been the easiest/quickest part of their cleaning spree that night. Additionally, police would naturally expect you to give a guest something to drink when they arrived on a hot August night in Washington …

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