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Giving back

When it comes to giving back to the community, we put employees in charge. Through BW Community Connection and our pro bono program, employees choose which nonprofits to support—with fundraising, expertise, or volunteering.


Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Bates White culture.

“We are incredibly proud to contribute to the community. Our community-focused initiatives reflect the firm’s dedication to creating a workplace that empowers employees and supports their incredible passion to contribute to our community across so many dimensions. Our employees’ creativity and support are truly heartwarming.”

Charlie Mullin, Partner

Voices of our employees

  • Peter Holmes

    Providing rich and rewarding experiences through BWCC

    “One of my favorite things is mentoring middle school students through Higher Achievement every Wednesday. I continuously find Bates White Community Connection programs to be fulfilling, impactful, and a part of my day that I always look forward to.”

    Peter Holmes, Consultant II

  • Amanda Kurzendoerfer

    Delivering for nonprofits with passion and enthusiasm

    "Bates White employees bring remarkable energy and enthusiasm to their casework—and pro bono is no exception. As a member of the team coordinating the firm’s pro bono efforts, I have seen firsthand the willingness to contribute and the many excellent ideas for potential projects. I am thrilled to contribute, both in a coordinating capacity and in bringing my own consulting expertise to bear."

    Amanda Kurzendoerfer, Partner

  • Brian McClelland

    Leveraging analytical skills to give back to the community

    "Bates White employees are passionate about opportunities to use their economic consulting skills to give back to the community—we all realize how valuable this work can be. Based on my own experience, I know this work can help nonprofits literally change lives, and to be a part of that is incredibly rewarding."

    Brian McClelland, Partner

How we’re giving back

  • Community Connection

    Community Connection

    Through our Community Connection program, employees propose and organize initiatives for nonprofits they are passionate about. We average more than 25 initiatives and donate more than $200,000 every year.

  • Pro bono work

    Pro bono work

    Leveraging their professional expertise, employees help nonprofits address business challenges—from performing economic analyses to testifying in legal cases.

Recent /upcoming highlights

  • 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.

    Group of people
  • August 2022Pro bono analysis of educational interventions

    Our team conducted a pro bono analysis for Give Girls A Chance of cost-effective, high-impact interventions to improve educational outcomes for girls in Nigeria.

    Give Girls a Chance students
  • 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
  • February 2023Bates White develops interactive evaluation tool for DC Greens

    Through its pro bono program, Bates White has partnered with DC Greens to evaluate the effectiveness of its Produce Rx Program.

    Variety of vegetables

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