Washington Office Summer Associates raise $70,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
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Summer associates from Jones Day Washington gathered at Hamilton's Bar & Grill to cap off a $70,000 fundraising campaign benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization that aids severely injured veterans. The fundraising effort was inspired by Andrew Kinard, a Jones Day summer associate who lost both legs while on duty in Iraq. He now serves on WWP's board of directors.
"This is the sixth year that our summer associates have taken the initiative to plan and carry through their own fundraising project," said Mary Ellen Powers, partner in charge of the Washington office. "This time, they've really outdone themselves."
"Socializing and fun certainly have their place in the life of a summer associate," said hiring partner Julie McEvoy. "But our charity bartending tradition adds the element of teamwork and a meaningful goal for the team to work toward. And that goal was really personal this year."
The summer associates used a mix of novel and time-honored fundraising tactics, including a silent auction, lunch hour competitions, and a "dare of the day" requiring lawyers to wear embarrassing garb to firm events. Inspired by the cause, the Jones Day Foundation contributed $25,000 to the summer associates' fundraising effort.
The mission of WAP is to honor and empower America's wounded warriors. WWP raises awareness and enlists the public's aid for severely injured service members, helps severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.