Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Bates White culture. Through our Community Connection program, any employee or group of employees can propose and organize initiatives for nonprofits they are passionate about. And when the pandemic hit, the program barely missed a beat. Employees tapped into their creativity to find ways to continue their favorite programs virtually and develop new ones! (See details.)
- During this year’s Ghosts & Goblins competition benefitting Hope Connections, folks got into the Halloween spirit by taking part in virtual costume and pumpkin carving contests.
- Crossword aficionados competed to solve the New York Times mini-crossword puzzle fastest, and other employees played in the DC SCORES cup soccer tournament to support DC SCORES.
- Employees put their food knowledge to the test by participating in a week-long food trivia competition to raise funds for the Capital Area Food Bank.
- Employees raised money to support the International Rescue Committee’s work to provide humanitarian aid for Afghan communities in crisis.
- Continuing the firm’s long tradition of helping the Children’s Law Center provide legal services to children and their guardians, hybrid teams (in office and virtual) worked together to solve puzzles and play games.
- The firm’s Summer Consultant cohort organized a week-long BW Olympics competition where teams competed in GeoGuesser and TypeRacer challenges, dressed up in a costume competition, and participated in a trivia challenge to support the District Alliance for Safe Housing.