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Generous Associates Campaign Extended Two More Weeks!

The Generous Associates Campaign has officially been extended to July 15th. Though the Campaign formally ends on July 15th, all donations received through the end of July will be counted towards the Campaign and will be reflected in the final total of the Top Fundraising Firms Competition.

That means that there is still time to help your firm place (or win!) its size category in the Top Fundraising Firms Competition, or to qualify for the CulinAerie Cooking Competition drawing, by donating and getting your colleagues to donate now!

In the coming two weeks, we encourage everyone to make their final pushes – to try to get 100% associate participation at your firm; secure partner or firm matches; or, increase your firm’s overall giving by 10% – to help the Campaign reach its million-dollar goal.

We recently saw in the case of one firm, what a dramatic difference even securing one partner match can make. That partner then urged other partners to agree to match donations. To date, Paul Weiss (which is in the 51-100 size category) has raised more than $50,000 and is leading in its category! Congratulations to Paul Weiss and their Coordinator, Jolee Porter, for a truly inspiring effort this year!

As of yesterday, June 30, Campaign Co-Chairs and Coordinators have raised over $400,000. And the first-ever Outstanding Generous Associates! recognition program – to recognize non-partner donors who contribute a cumulative total of $250 or more to the Campaign – now has an incredible 242 members!

We are truly proud of the support demonstrated by D.C.’s legal community. Your generosity is what helps Legal Aid make justice real for D.C.’s most vulnerable residents.

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