September 14, 2015Share
Kelley Kronenberg Launches Firm-wide Philanthropic Initiative with a School Supplies Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL. – Kelley Kronenberg, a national full-service law firm, has officially launched a firm-wide program to support the communities where its employees work and live. This new initiative, Kelley Kronenberg Cares (KKC), provides opportunities for the firm’s attorneys and staff to personally commit to civic and charitable efforts in the cities where the firm’s offices are located.
“As a law firm, we recognize that literacy and solid education are some of the most important life skills needed to succeed in our society. A child’s access to books and the materials needed to learn is imperative to his or her success. Kelley Kronenberg is dedicated to providing students across Florida with the access to these schools supplies,” said Kelley Kronenberg CFO, Heath Eskalyo, who directs the firm’s philanthropic efforts.
Throughout the month of August, the members of each of Kelley Kronenberg’s offices, collected school supplies to donate to a school or school organization in their respective communities.
Donations were made in the following cities to these education-related organizations:
- Fort Lauderdale Office – Broward Education Foundation, led by attorney Shanon Lazarus and firm CMO Thomas Choberka
- West Palm Beach Office – School Board of Palm Beach County, led by partner Amy B. Siegel
- Miami Lakes Office – Palm Cove Elementary in Pembroke Pines, led by attorney Patrick J. Davis
- Brickell Office – Allapattah Wynwood School & Day Care Center, led by partner Julie L. Swindell
- Tampa Office – Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, led by partner Dana G. Andrews
- Panama City Office – St. Andrews School in Bay County, led by partner Peter J. Egan
- Orlando Office – Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, led by attorney Shannon M. Cook
- Tallahassee Office – Riley Elementary School, led by partner Kimberly J. Fernandes
The firm’s first KKC project was a great success. “The statewide school supply drive gave the individual members of Kelley Kronenberg the opportunity to rally together, beyond our separate offices, and unite as a firm to bring these much needed supplies to local children,” said Eskalyo.
The school supply drive was just one charitable endeavor of many more to come. In addition to the firm’s regular philanthropic work, the KKC program will host a Thanksgiving Food Drive, followed by a Toys for Tots donation campaign, and a Girl Scout Cookies for Overseas Troops initiative.
“While the firm has always been a steady supporter of our attorneys’ and staffs’ individual community and charitable efforts, KKC will solidify that commitment to support our neighbors,” said Eskalyo. “As members of the community, it is our responsibility to do something positive to make a difference. Our school supply drive has been a wonderful experience over the past month, and we sincerely hope that the donated supplies will help young students as they embark on the new school year.”