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Community Connection

At Bates White, employees decide which organizations to support and come up with creative ways to raise money and lend a hand—ranging from a dress-the-boss auction and customized Wordle competition to fielding a team for Lawyers Have Heart.


Organizations we partner with

  • Bread for the City

    Bates White supports Bread for City with semi-annual clothing drives, donations to the Holiday Helpings Program, a wine auction, and economic analysis.

  • Children’s Law Center

    Bates White has supported Children’s Law Center for many years with fundraising efforts, gifts for the Holiday Hope Drive, and pro bono work. Fundraisers often include game show adaptations including the Not So-Newlywed game, the Price is Right, Family Feud, and the Great Bates White Bake-off.


    To benefit DC Scores, a team of employees plays soccer in the annual DC SCORES CUP. To raise money, employees pay to play in competitions such as a week-long mini-crossword puzzle race, a music challenge, and our own customized Wordle competition.

  • Higher Achievement

    Bates White supports Higher Achievement by volunteering as mentors in their centers, performing pro bono work, and raising money through creative competitions. These include our annual Throwdown event—a head-to-head cooking competition between employees who challenge each other to make the best dish in one or more categories and BW Madness, a competition featuring table tennis, billiards, poker, and Connect Four.

  • Hope Connections for Cancer

    Through some Halloween fun, we support Hope Connections. Employees carve pumpkins, dress their managers in crazy outfits, and take part in team costume competitions to support this cause.

Recent/upcoming Community Connection initiatives

  • January 2023Music competition supports DC Scores

    Employees put their lyrical knowledge to the test to support DC SCORES, a nonprofit organization that supports kids through poetry, service, and soccer.

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  • January 2023Bates White donates more than $230,000 in 2022

    Bates White and its employees donated a total of more than $230,000 to the community through the Bates White Community Connection program by organizing 40 initiatives to support 28 nonprofit organizations.

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  • February 2023Capital Area Food Bank volunteer day

    Employees sorted and packaged food donations at Capital Area Food Bank’s warehouse.

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  • February 2023Black History Month trivia

    D-I Council and BWCC hosted Black history trivia to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

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Find out more about how Bates White gives back to the community

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