Mayer Brown announced today that Children’s Law Center (CLC) named the firm a “Champion for Children” for the third consecutive year. The annual recognition highlights the firm’s outstanding generosity in total annual contributions to CLC and commitment to serving disadvantaged communities.
Mayer Brown has partnered with CLC on pro bono matters and fundraising efforts to support children in DC for more than a decade, including “Making the Case for Kids,” the firm’s multidimensional community service and pro bono campaign aimed at supporting children and education.
“Mayer Brown’s DC office is dedicated to giving back to our local community through impactful contributions—whether that means offering the firm’s skills, experience, time or philanthropic support,” said Raj De, the managing partner of the firm’s Washington DC office. “We are proud to support CLC and advocate for important issues that affect children in the District, including childhood education.”
“We know that a good education is a child’s building block for future success,” said CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow. “Mayer Brown’s continued generosity has led to both legal and policy victories for DC’s children. The firm’s support makes it possible for DC kids to get the education they need to thrive.”
This latest honor marks Mayer Brown’s sixth recognition within the last few years from Making the Case for Kids partnership organizations. In addition to CLC honors, including the 2017 “Children’s Pro Bono Champion” recognition, the firm received awards from the Posse Foundation and Higher Achievement.
As DC’s largest nonprofit legal services provider, CLC fights so every DC child can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Today, the organization reaches one out of every nine children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year.