DENVER - JANUARY 5, 2015 - Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015 with the "Year of 100 Good Deeds" (Y100). In selecting 100 Good Deeds, DGS attorneys and staff first nominated potential projects in which they were involved. Then, the DGS Y100 Committee narrowed the nominations to 100 unique causes that the firm will support throughout the coming year with financial contributions, volunteer projects, and pro bono legal services. These 100 Good Deeds are above and beyond the firm's usual contributions to the community.
"When we thought about how we wanted to celebrate our 100th anniversary, we quickly concluded that giving back to our communities was the best choice," said Chris Richardson, the firm's managing partner. "We are so grateful to be a part of the Denver community and we would not be here today if it weren't for amazing clients and friends who have supported us all these years."
The firm is making grants to these various organizations through The Denver Foundation's Business Donor-Advised Fund. The Denver Foundation currently manages more than 1,000 charitable funds giving donors like DGS the power of a community foundation without the administrative burdens.
Some of the notable Y100 contributions include the Mile High United Way (MHUW) and Colorado Legal Services. For MHUW, DGS has made a contribution to the organization's new corporate headquarters in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood - contributing to MHUW's mission of helping all children be ready for and then succeed in school, and enabling all individuals and families to become self-sufficient.
DGS' commitment to Colorado Legal Services goes back to one of our former partners and founding member of the Legal Aid Society, Don Hoagland, who believed that pro bono work not only helped the community but made better lawyers. This Y100 contribution will fund half of the cost of a new Case Management System (the Denver Bar Foundation will fund the other half), in hopes that it will further carry on Mr. Hoagland's vision and help streamline the process for those in need of legal services.
"Service to the community is one of the firm's core values," said Kenzo Kawanabe, chair of the Y100 Committee. "It was a standard set by the founding partners at the firm - and it is a standard that our attorneys and staff strive to continue today with pro bono legal services, community board memberships, volunteer projects, and civic involvement."