Law Firm and Business Support
Unified Approach to Giving
The Bar Foundation's law firm donation structure, Unified Giving, requests an annual one-time financial gift that provides sustenance to the Bar Foundation for the whole year, each year, rather than multiple requests for event sponsorships from the Philadelphia Bar Foundation throughout the year.
The opportunities this approach provides are:
- Continuous support and promotion of our law firm supporters. Your firm name will be included in our promotional materials and on our website for a full year. As Unified Giving Partners, firm lawyers are invited to attend our Access to Justice Awards Benefit in the fall. At this event, we acknowledge and thank firms for their Unified Giving support.
- Fortification of the Philadelphia Equal Justice Center (EJC) Initiatives. Unified Giving is especially important as the EJC project team continues to work with our nonprofit partners on initiatives to transform the delivery of legal services through collaboration, reinvestment, service delivery, and innovation.
- A reduced focus on event fundraising. In alignment with current best practices, Unified Giving allows more time for high-level guidance and proactive strategic planning for the future of the Bar Foundation. In addition, it minimizes competition for dates, locations, and attendees at other local fundraising events.
- Long-term sustainability. Law firm giving has thrived under this model due to reduced expenses related to solicitation work at multiple times during the year. In addition, our Board members are able to develop deeper, mutually beneficial relationships with donors and constituents. Unified Giving commitments provide the Bar Foundation with flexibility and allow us to maximize revenue and reduce costs.
The Unified Approach to Giving is not intended to affect individual contributions which continue to be a substantial part of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s annual revenue.
Thank you to our 2022 Unified Giving Partners
$15,000 & above
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
$10,000 - $14,999
Ballard Spahr LLP
$7,500 - $9,999
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
$5,000 - $7,499
Blank Rome LLP
Buchanon Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Levin, Sedran & Berman LLP
HP Law, LLC
$3,000 - $4,999
$1,500 - $2,999
ADR Options, Inc.
$1,000 - $1,499
MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation greatly appreciates the support we receive through Unified Giving. Your generous gifts demonstrate true dedication to our mission and vision for equal access to justice.
To participate or learn more, please contact Jessica Hilburn-Holmes, Executive Director.