November 18, 2008

Dickstein Shapiro Wins Philanthropy Award

Ira Polon, Paul Taskier, Sidney Dickstein and Larry Garr of Dickstein Shapiro with Executive Director George Jones at the Association of Fundraising Professional's National Capital Philanthropy Day.

Bread for the City had the honor of nominating Dickstein Shapiro, LLP for the National Capital Philanthropy Day's Outstanding Corporate Partner award. They won! Here's why:

Since 1996, Dickstein Shapiro and its employees have donated over $1 million dollars to benefit Bread for the City’s legal and food programs. But that's just the beginning. They are also the largest supporter of Bread for the City's Holiday Helpings program; Partner Larry Garr won a big case for us last year; Partner Paul Taskier serves on our Board of Directors and is Chair of our capital campaign; and maybe most important of all, Dickstein Shapiro attorneys have logged hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services for our clients and for our organization. We even named our Southeast Center's law office the "Dickstein Shapiro Legal Clinic."

Seriously: BFC <3 Dickstein Shapiro.

We're not the only beneficiaries of Dickstein Shapiro's good works. They also partner with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and WEAVE. You can read all about their philanthropy and volunteer service in their 2008 Pro Bono Report. (Make sure to check out all the great pictures of Bread for the City.)

Congratulations Dickstein Shapiro on this great honor! Bread for the City would be lost without you.

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