Law firm supports communities with donations, volunteers

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is supporting communities across the state with donations and volunteers. Contributions include:

• Donations to food banks, including Forgotten Harvest; Kids’ Food Basket; Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes; and the Greater Lansing Foodbank. This support was made possible through a grant from the Warner Norcross + Judd Donor Advised Fund through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

• A gift to the Equal Justice Initiative, committed to challenging racial and economic injustice in American society. This donation was made under the auspices of the firm’s Statement on Racism and Social Injustice, which outlined four action items Warner is implementing.

• Support of GRow 1000, a summer employment program for Grand Rapids teens and young adults. Warner was an initial signatory on the program, which debuted this summer.

• Donations for flood relief in the Great Lakes Bay Region through a gift to the Midland Area Community Foundation made possible through a grant from the firm’s Donor Advised Fund through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Firm members also found creative ways to support their communities, including:

• Partner Madelaine Lane led the “Singing in Place” series, which brought Opera Grand Rapids soloists into living rooms and offices during the Stay Home order.

• Partner Rodney Martin read and recorded a book in support of the Comprehensive Therapy Center’s 15th Annual Read to Me Tea Event in Grand Rapids.

• Community Relations Liaison Courtney Failer recorded videos of songs for patients of Emmanuel Hospice and stories for students in the residential program at Wedgewood Christian Services, both in Grand Rapids.

• The Grand Rapids office is again gathering backpacks and school supplies to support students at D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s.

These efforts are in addition to ongoing support of scores of nonprofits by attorneys and staff volunteers.

Warner launched its Donor Advised Fund through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation in 1998, allowing the firm and individual members to make financial contributions.