Bates White has won the Children’s Law Center (CLC) Corporate Champions for Children award for the second year in a row. The firm won the inaugural corporate award last year, the only non-law firm to win a Champions for Children award. This award recognizes the generosity of organizations that support CLC; in 2018, Bates White employees raised approximately $28,500 for CLC.
“One critical component of the Bates White culture is empowering our team members to tackle tough challenges and discover the best solutions—which includes giving back to the community,” said Charlie Mullin, Bates White Managing Partner. “That’s one aspect of CLC’s Champions for Children program that is a natural fit with our firm. Our employees join together to work toward a great cause—making sure children in DC have legal advocates in their corner.”
In 2018, Bates White employees joined to creatively raise money for CLC. This year’s efforts included a Family Feud competition and the Great Bates White Bake-Off. Though the carrot cake won the baking competition, children are the real winners.
“Bates White has one of the most creative, dedicated teams of supporters I’ve ever had the privilege of working with,” CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow said. “I admire the firm’s longstanding commitment to working in the community and the team’s advocacy. I’m proud to name them a Champion for Children.”
The firm has partnered with CLC for more than a decade to help support legal advocacy for vulnerable children in the DC area. Principal Ben Wolfert is on CLC’s Advisory Board and coordinates the firm’s support for CLC.
To learn more about Bates White’s community fundraising, click here.