GOOD PEOPLE. GOOD WORKS.
“We’re not just lawyers. We need to be good corporate citizens as well,” co-founder Mike Gallagher said. The firm’s long history of community involvement bears this out. Consistent with the values of our co-founders, Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys and staff serve as community volunteers across many philanthropic, economic development, and professional organizations in the Valley.
Whether partnering to support the interests of our clients or pursuing the personal or professional interests of our employees, giving back to the community is a fundamental principle of the firm. Virtually every Gallagher & Kennedy employee participates, whether as a community volunteer, board member, speaker, or advocate.
Gallagher and Kennedy’s contributions have included volunteer service hours, financial support, and pro bono work. As a firm, we come together during the year to champion such worthy causes as Valley of the Sun United Way, the Channel 12 (KPNX) Turkey Tuesday Challenge, the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Kettle program, and Homeward Bound, among others. Individually, our employees engage with more than 85 philanthropies, economic development groups, and professional organizations (see partial list below).
With over 40 years of active engagement in the communities we serve, our local involvement has enriched our employees’ lives and contributed to making our communities better for all.
Feed My Starving Children
“Our continuing commitment to packing meals for Feed My Starving Children makes us feel that, once again, being good community citizens reaches beyond the borders of our firm. Quite literally, these meals feed hungry children across borders around the world” said, Gallagher & Kennedy Board Member and attorney Shannon Clark. On July 29, 2016, a team from Gallagher & Kennedy donned protective hairnets and packed nutritious meals supporting Feed My Starving Children, and it is a tradition that continues every year.
Twenty-three members of Gallagher & Kennedy’s Personal Injury & Wrongful Death practice group and a special guest of the group rolled up their sleeves. They donned protective hairnets to pack 21,600 highly nutritious meals supporting Feed My Starving Children at their packing facility in Tempe, Arizona. The meal production from the group’s packing shift equates to a supply of meals to feed 50 children for seven months.
“Everyone felt good that we were able to prepare meals that get distributed to hungry children in countries around the world,” said personal injury attorney Shannon Clark. It was a good day all around! Along with a $1,200 monetary donation, the group brought their spirit of teamwork, a lively amount of teasing and banter, and a willingness to make a difference in the community to benefit others in need.
Participating in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Kettle program has become a beloved holiday tradition for many G&K employees and their families, friends, and furry friends.
G&K volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army’s Kettle at Biltmore Fashion Park in shifts from 10 am to 6:15 pm, singing carols and exchanging good cheer with busy shoppers. Throughout the day, everyone agreed that supporting the vital work of The Salvation Army brought them a sense of holiday happiness, and supporting the red kettle program is a great way to volunteer as a family during the holidays.
Community & Philanthropy
American Diabetes Association
American Liver Foundation
American Heart Association
Arizona Burn Foundation
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Arizona Kidney Foundation
Barrow Neurological Foundation
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Brophy College Preparatory – Board of Trustees
Chicano/Latino Law Students Association (CLLSA)
Fighter Country Partnership, Inc.
Goodwill of Central Arizona
Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce
Hon Kachina Council
Hospice of the Valley
ICM Food and Clothing Bank
Liberty Wildlife Foundation
Phoenix Police Foundation
Phoenix Public Library Foundation
Phoenix Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Police Activities League
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital & Barrows Neurological Institute
St. Mary’s Food Bank
St. Vincent de Paul
The First Tee of Phoenix
The Ronald McDonald House
The Wellness Community of Central Arizona
Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Valley Health Foundation
Wills for Heroes
YMCA Metro Phoenix
Economic Development Organizations
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
Arizona Center for Law and Public Interest
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Arizona Rock Products Association
City of Albuquerque Foundation
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Greater Phoenix Leadership
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Local First Arizona
Take Charge America
Arizona Association for Justice
Arizona Educational Foundation
Arizona Equal Justice Foundation
Association of Corporate Counsel, Arizona Chapter
Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers
State Bar of Arizona
Women & Children
A Stepping Stone Foundation
Arizona Women’s Forum
Boy Scouts of America
Central Arizona Shelter Services
Feed My Starving Children
Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
National Association of Women Lawyers
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Nutrients for Life Foundation
Stand for Children
United Way Women’s Leadership Council
West Valley Mavericks Foundation