Rudy Ogburn’s Legacy Will Live On Through NCBF Endowment Justice Fund
The North Carolina Bar Foundation (NCBF) has established four new Endowment Justice Funds, one of which is dedicated in honor of Rudy L. Ogburn. Rudy was a Shareholder and Estate Planning Attorney at Young Moore where he spent 31 years of his career and served hundreds of families with his expertise and kind, gentle ways. He died on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at the age of 65 after living graciously and courageously with cancer for several years. Rudy and three other attorneys were honored at a dedication ceremony at the NC Bar Center in Cary on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. During the ceremony, a Liberty Garden Bench was also dedicated in his honor.
Rudy committed his life and career to helping others. He was a devoted husband, loving father, trusted partner, wonderful mentor and loyal friend. Respected and cherished by his colleagues and peers, Rudy led Young Moore’s trusts, estates and wealth preservation practice. He was passionate about giving back to his community and always acted with integrity, kindness and decency.
A native of Willow Springs, NC, Rudy attended Wake Forest University for both undergraduate and law schools. He spent several years working at First Citizens Bank before joining Young Moore. Throughout his career, Rudy was active in the legal community and served in a variety of leadership roles including: President of the Wake County Estate Planning Council; Chair of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association; Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee of the NC State Bar; NC State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC); and Member of the ACTEC Board of Regents. He was the recipient of the 2020 NCBA Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Distinguished Service Award and was consistently recognized in Business North Carolina Legal Elite, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.
About North Carolina Bar Foundation Funds
NCBF Endowment Funds honor individual North Carolina lawyers and judges whose careers have exemplified the Foundation’s values of access to justice, service through the profession, civic education and professionalism. NCBF Endowment Justice Funds are Named Endowment Funds established with commitments of $50,000 or more intended to bolster the Foundation’s unrestricted endowment. Learn more.
The NCBF Annual Fund, which is supported in part by Liberty Garden recognitions, provides operational support to pro bono and civic education programs that annually engage hundreds of attorney volunteers to serve thousands of North Carolinians in all 100 North Carolina counties. Learn more.
Photos from the event can be viewed by here. A complete video of the dedication ceremony is available here.