Unified 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.

Through Unified Giving, the Philadelphia Bar Foundation partners with the most prominent law firms in the city to invest in our community and improve equity in our society.

Only twenty percent of low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia receive the essential civil legal assistance needed for critical problems affecting their lives. Barriers to justice ultimately compromise the ability of thousands of individuals and families to exercise their basic rights and fully participate in our economic and civic systems.

The opportunities Unified Giving 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.


$15,000 & above
Cozen O'Connor
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

$10,000 - $14,999
Ballard Spahr LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Dechert LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

$7,500 - $9,999
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

$5,000 - $7,499
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Blank Rome LLP
Buchanon Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Levin, Sedran & Berman LLP
Gay & Chacker
Hausfeld LLP
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP

$3,000 - $4,999
Boni, Zack & Snyder LLC
Fine, Kaplan and Black R.P.C
Margolis Edelstein
Post & Schell, P.C.
Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer

$1,500 - $2,999
ADR Options, Inc.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Greenberg Traurig LLP
Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Stevens & Lee
Weir Greenblatt Pierce
Willig, Williams & Davidson

$1,000 - $1,499
Adams and Reese LLP
Barrack, Rodos & Bacine
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Gross & Kenny, LLP
Plunkett Cooney, PC
McCarter & English, LLP
Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey
Zarwin Baum Devito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, P.C.

Less than $1,000
Fleming Petenko Law
MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

2021 Unified Giving Partners

2020 Unified Giving Partners

2019 Unified Giving Partners

2018 Unified Giving Partners

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.