Jimmy Paulino, Goldberg Segalla litigator, who was also a key player in the recent Law Firm Challenge component of the Campaign for Justice, added: “While folks were interested in the possibility of ‘bragging rights’ and the event at Cure, almost everyone had already donated before we finalized the details, so I know it was not their motivation.”
Paulino should know. He was instrumental in getting AppealTech as a sponsor for the Law Firm Challenge Recognition Social at Cure – where more than 50 young donors gathered to celebrate a terrific campaign.
“This inaugural philanthropic competition was a great success by all measurements,” acknowledged VLSP Executive Director Sheila Gaddis. “I asked Jeremy [Cooney] to help increase participation by the ‘under-40’ attorneys, and he delivered.”
By the numbers, the Law Firm Challenge:
· raised more than $10,000 towards the $250,000 campaign goal
· engaged over 100 new young donors to the campaign
· 80% of the gifts from attorneys under age 40 were new this year
· all within a 3-week deadline to keep the energy high
A special “hats off” to the firms that reached 100% participation from their under-40-attorneys, and a most grateful thank you to all participating law firms and government offices.
Written by Nora A. Jones