The year is almost through and 2020 is winding down. Before we welcome 2021, let's take a look back at some of the Klehr Harrison highlights and our favorite moments of the last year.
2020 was a year like no other, a year of challenge and loss and of resilience and hope. We are grateful and thankful for the loyal support we have received from our clients. We are proud of the work we have been able to deliver throughout the year.
Traditionally, holiday time would be our chance to celebrate joyously with all of our clients in person, to share a laugh, a drink or a hug at a party that has quite a reputation for fun. This year however must be different. We must prioritize the health and safety of our clients, our friends and our families. So, we made the necessary but difficult decision to cancel this year’s Klehr Harrison holiday party.
We also realize the importance of giving back and helping those less fortunate, especially this year. So, in the spirit of holiday giving and new beginnings for 2021, we decided to donate funds that would have been spent on the party to several worthwhile causes: $19,500 will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, $11,500 will be donated to Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) and $19,000 will be donated to Project HOME.
Watch our annual holiday video!
2020 provided many opportunities to share our support with wonderful organizations in the greater Philadelphia area.
Early in the year, the firm organized a bake sale that raised $1,523 in a single day. The firm then matched the amount raised from the sale and made donations to two local charities, The Friends of Bache-Martin and Unite for Her.
As the year progressed, and many in the Philadelphia community struggled due to the pandemic, the firm stepped up to donate 68 computers to Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF) over the summer, which supports Philadelphia metro-area public schools by installing computers in classrooms, publicly accessible locations, and, more important than ever, placing them in the homes of low-income families. We were proud to help children continue to learn during this time away from the classroom. “Supporting education is a cornerstone of our firm’s community program. With the significant need for computers to support virtual learning during this pandemic, we were looking for a community partner to work with who would place the computers with those kids most in need,” said managing partner Brad Krouse. “We found a great partner in PCF and we are thrilled to help out.”
The firm and our attorneys were grateful to receive many positive mentions, honors and awards throughout the year. Some highlights of the accolades received:
…and that’s just to name a few!
To start the year off right, we kicked off 2020 with a freshly redesigned website. Little did we know how virtual the world would become and how much time we would all spend on websites. Have you explored the new site? Take a look around and let us know what you think! Thank you to our friends at Milk Street Marketing for the great new look.
That’s not all that was new. We began the year with two people elevated to partners, Brett Feldman and Patrick Murphy, and we welcomed many new faces to the team during 2020 including Stephanie Grey, Stephanie Wolbranksy, Christopher Orrin, Steve Bertil, Craig Rushmore, Sarah Herman, Zachary Schnapp and Alexandra Curtin.