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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 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

  • June 2022Supporting DC SCORES

    Employees got creative supporting DC SCORES with a NYTimes mini crossword, a soccer tournament, and a customized Wordle team competition.

    Wordle competition
  • June 2022Cooking competition supports Higher Achievement

    Employees pulled out all the stops as we competed in Throwdown, our annual cooking competition, to support Higher Achievement.

    Throwdown cooking competition
  • October 6, 2022Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament supports Sisters4Sisters

    Teams played the oldest hand game in history to benefit Sisters4Sisters, a nonprofit organization that provides services to women and girls in the Washington metropolitan area.

    Three women smiling
  • October 25, 2022Ghosts and Goblins for Hope Connections

    We competed for best costume in a variety of categories and bid to dress our bosses in the craziest costumes we could—all to raise funds for Hope Connections for Cancer Support.

    A man dressed as a cow smiles next to a woman dressed as a cowboy.

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