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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. CLC named Bates White the Corporate Champion for Children six years in a row.


    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. Click on the video above to learn more.

  • Higher Achievement

    For many years, employees have served as mentors in Higher Achievement centers, conducted pro bono analyses, raised money through creative competitions, and served on Higher Achievement’s leadership council. Click on the video above to learn about Throwdown, our annual cooking competition.

  • 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

  • May 2023Write-it, Do-it to support K9s For Warriors

    Employees put their writing skills to the test to support K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit pairing veterans with shelter dogs.

    A woman with a ponytail and two men look at papers spread on a table and hold small pieces that they are trying to put together into a shape
  • May 2023Bread for the City donation drive

    Employees donated hundreds of clothing items and other supplies to Bread for the City.

    A cardboard box with Donations written on it is full of colorful, folded clothing
  • April 2023Minute-to-Win-It challenge to support Ellie's Hats

    Our youngest Bates Whiters tested their speed in various Minute-to-Win-it challenges to support Ellie’s Hats on Take Our Kids to Work Day.

    People gathered around a table stacking blue and orange plastic cups while people in the background watch and cheer
  • February 2023Capital Area Food Bank volunteer day

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

    Group of smiling men and women

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

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