August 30, 2017

Kelley Kronenberg Continues Firm-wide Philanthropic Initiative with Military Care Package Drive

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, recently collected donations to support active-duty troops as part of the firm’s ongoing Kelley Kronenberg Cares (KKC) program. During the months of July and August, donations for military care packages were collected throughout various Kelley Kronenberg Florida-based offices.

The firm partnered with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a non-profit organization headquartered in Lake Worth, FL, that strives to boost the morale and well-being among our service members who receive little or no support from the home front. The organization ships care packages to registered soldiers every month, for as long as they are deployed. Collected items included travel-sized toiletries, non-perishable food, games and other items to help ease the everyday lives of military personnel. Monetary donations were also collected.

“These brave soldiers put their lives on the line for us every day –  it is the least we can do to repay them for all they do for us,” said Heath Eskalyo, Principal Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Kelley Kronenberg. “Every donation, no matter the size, makes a huge difference. I truly enjoy seeing our team come together to dedicate their time and effort to this cause that is so important and hit so close to home.”

Office leaders for this KKC initiative included:

  • Miami Office – Partner Julie Swindell and Paralegal Maria Zucker
  • Miami Lakes Office – Attorney Patrick Davis
  • West Palm Beach Office – Partner Amy Siegel Oran
  • Tampa Office – Partner Dana Andrews
  • Orlando  Office – Paralegal Gail Cocchiarella
  • Panama City Office – Partner Peter Egan
  • Tallahassee Office – Partner Kim Fernandes
  • •Fort Lauderdale Office – Marketing and Events Manager Jody Ligas and Marketing and Events Coordinator Erica Wander

KKC was created to provide 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. In addition to the firm’s regular philanthropic work, previous KKC projects have included a statewide school supplies drive for students as well as holiday food drives and clothing donations. One of the KKC projects, nicknamed “Operation Cookie,” involved a friendly interoffice competition where members of Kelley Kronenberg’s Florida offices competed to purchase and collect Girl Scout Cookies for our troops overseas. The winner of the competition was awarded a catered lunch for their respective office on the firm!