Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is proud to accept the 2014 Partners in Philanthropy award from the Denver Business Journal. The award highlights Brownstein’s longstanding service to the community.
The Denver Business Journal judges business nominees in three size categories based on their philanthropic commitment to the community and integration of that charitable commitment into their company culture.
“Supporting the communities where we live and work is an intrinsic part of the culture at Brownstein,” said Adam Agron, Brownstein’s managing partner. “As a firm, we believe in providing opportunities for every employee to invest in the communities where they live and work.”
Brownstein’s firm-wide commitment to philanthropy and community service is rooted in the firm’s origin nearly 50 years ago. When Denver natives Norm Brownstein, Steve Farber and Jack Hyatt started the firm, they wanted to give back to their community as they built the business, so they began joining nonprofit boards and getting involved with charitable causes. While the firm has grown considerably since those early days, this commitment continues through the board service, hands-on volunteerism, donations, sponsorships and pro bono legal services provided by the firm’s more than 500 employees in 14 offices across the country.
“By investing the firm’s resources in the community, we are truly able to make a difference,” said Kristin Stork, Brownstein’s director of community relations. “The time our attorneys and policy professionals spend serving on boards, volunteering and participating in pro bono service, along with the financial commitment that both the firm and our employees make to the community, adds up to a tremendous impact.”
In 2013, the firm supported more than 500 nonprofit organizations through donations, sponsorships, board service, pro bono and other volunteer efforts. More than 70 percent of the attorneys and policy professionals at Brownstein served on nonprofit boards in 2013; attorneys provided more than 10,000 hours of pro bono legal services to help underserved individuals and organizations; 315 employees, family members and friends volunteered at 30 firm-sponsored Karma Volunteer Projects; and the firm donated more than $1.4 million in funds.