We are proud that Puget Sound Business Journal has named Stokes Lawrence one of Washington’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists "for your amazing cash contributions to the region’s nonprofit community." Stokes Lawrence also made the list in 2011. We target our giving to promote vital access to legal services and other basic necessities - food, housing, clothing, education and health care. In addition to the firm’s cash contributions, our attorneys provide a wide variety of pro bono legal services and work with community organizations. We also encourage employee giving through matched contributions and our enthusiastic participation in the legal community’s annual "Food Frenzy."
The mission of the Stokes Lawrence Charitable Foundation is to support public charities operating in the Northwest that promote social justice and equal access to justice and that provide food, housing, clothing, education and health care to individuals in need. The Foundation is primarily funded by donations from shareholders and employees of Stokes Lawrence, although donations from the general public are also accepted. The Foundation matches qualified gifts to public charities made by Stokes Lawrence shareholders and employees. In 2012, the first year of the Foundation, the primary recipients of Foundation donations were Campaign for Equal Justice, Washington State Bar Foundation, Future of the Law Institute, and Northwest Harvest.
We give generously of our talent and financial resources to local organizations that promote social justice and help less fortunate individuals and families. Stokes Lawrence was recently recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the state's most generous charitable donors among companies with revenues under $20 million. Our contributions help increase access to legal services as well as provide the basic necessities of life: food, housing, clothing, education and health care. We are enthusiastic participants in the legal community's annual "Food Frenzy," which benefits local food banks, raising several thousands of dollars each year.
We match employee contributions to qualified charitable organizations. This program has benefited nearly 100 charities. Individually, many of our employees participate through payroll deductions in the United Way and the Women's Funding Alliance.
Recent recipients of Stokes Lawrence giving include:
Our attorneys give generously of their time on community and pro bono activities. Following are examples of volunteer activities by our attorneys and firm:
ANEELAH AFZALI, General Counsel, Edifecs, Inc. and former Stokes Lawrence shareholder
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