LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Voice-Tribune, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Louisville, recently recognized Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Ozair Shariff in the inaugural class of New Voices in Philanthropy 2017. Shariff was among the five young professionals honored with this award presented by Delta Dental. They each received a $1,000 grant to be given to their chosen nonprofit. Shariff selected the Muhammad Ali Center as his grant recipient as he was nominated for his role as a board member of the Muhammad Ali Center.
The Voice-Tribune’s committee of local philanthropists selected the five honorees. Nominees had to be between 21 and 35 years old; commit significant time, talent or treasure to a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Louisville; and demonstrate innovation, courage and inclusivity in volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.
Shariff is an attorney based in Stites & Harbison’s Louisville office. He is a member of the Health Care Service Group. His practice is devoted to a wide range of issues affecting health care providers. He focuses on regulatory, compliance, privacy and data security, physician contracting, antitrust, and general transactional matters.
Outside of the firm, Shariff serves the Muhammad Ali Center as a member of its Board of Directors and a member of the Curation, Education and Exhibits Committee as well as the chair of its Collections Committee. He recently served on the Selection Committee for the 5th annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. Additionally, he serves as a member of the board of trustees at the Speed Art Museum, a board member of Doctors & Lawyers for Kids, a director at the Pendennis Club, a member of the Community Leadership Council at the Falls of the Ohio Foundation, and as an at-large member on the Executive Council of Indiana University’s national Alumni Association.