Adams and Reese was recently named a Corporate Citizen Finalist by Birmingham Business Journal in the newspaper’s 2016 Nonprofit Awards. The annual awards recognize top nonprofit organizations and charities in Birmingham along with the businesses and corporate citizens that support them. Adams and Reese was honored alongside five other Corporate Citizen Finalists and 20 Birmingham-based nonprofits at an awards luncheon June 23, 2016 at Regions Field.
Adams and Reese is a proud supporter of many Birmingham-area nonprofits and others throughout the firm’s 16-office regional footprint. Attorneys and staff have donated thousands of service hours and organized fundraising projects through HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, since its inception in 1988. Through the firm’s CA&RE Pro Bono Service Program, each attorney performs at least 20 hours of pro bono service annually working with nonprofits and individuals within their region. Through CA&RE, Adams and Reese attorneys dedicated more than 5,000 pro bono hours working with providing pro bono legal services to those in need in 2015.
Among Adams and Reese’s recent HUGS and CA&RE partners are National Appleseed and its network of 17 social justice centers, which work collectively to correct social injustices in America and Mexico. In January, the firm launched the inaugural Adams and Reese National Appleseed Pro Bono Fellowship Program. The firm’s 2016 Fellow, Birmingham Of Counsel Richard Carmody, will devote the majority of his working hours this year to pro bono projects with Appleseed. As part of HUGS, attorneys and staff also work closely the Birmingham-based Lovelady Center; and Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, among others.
Other HUGS and CA&RE partners throughout the firm’s regional footprint include: Boys Hope Girls Hope, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Susan G. Komen Foundation, National Conference for Community and Justice, United Way, My Sister’s Closet, YMCA, YWCA, Special Olympics, Wingard Home, Happy Hearts, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Child Advocacy Center, St. Mary’s Children’s Home, Community Foundation, Hands on Nashville and many more.