The firm has an active Philanthropy Committee who seek, evaluate and approve requests for financial donations. Each year since the firm was started, we have dedicated approximately 1% of our annual revenue to these direct financial donations.
The Philanthropy Committee prefers to provide funding where:
The firm has made substantial, multi-year donations to the following organizations:
GBLS attorneys and paralegals provide legal advice and representation to low-income individuals.
Camp Casco is an amazing camp filled with fun, adventure, and friendship for New England kids who have been diagnosed with cancer and their siblings.
Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in their five boroughs for over 36 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, they employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.
The Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is where women lawyers in Massachusetts come together to build important personal and professional relationships. The WBA is about women helping women. When you join the WBA you can expect leadership opportunities, rewarding work on our committees, a networking forum for business development, and more.
The Homeless Solutions philosophy is “A Hand Up, Not A Handout.” HSI strives to break the cycle of homelessness by offering shelter, services and supportive housing to the homeless and working poor in Morris County, New Jersey. Its programs include: the Safe Haven Program, Transitional Housing Program, Family Supportive “Outreach” Program and Mt. Kemble Home for senior women of limited means.
New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) provides adaptive sports instruction to students of all ages and abilities.
The Special Olympics has been helping people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success throughout the power of sports since 1968. For nearly a decade, the Firm has been the lead sponsor of Bio-Ball, a unique basketball tournament and skills event that matches employees of Boston-area biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with Special Olympics teams, with all proceeds supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts. Many of our employees also volunteer at this event.
The MDSC offers a broad array of programs to serve people with Down syndrome and their families throughout the state in an effort to ensure that every person with Down syndrome has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.
Many of our biotechnology company clients have become leaders in engaging philanthropically with not-for-profit organizations that provide research funding, patient advocacy, access to drugs, and other supportive activities for unmet needs in medical areas that may be adjacent to or even overlap the areas of focus of these biotechnology company clients.
We have partnered with many of these biotechnology company clients to enhance their efforts, through direct financial donations and/or the involvement of our employees, including supporting:
The Pan-Mass Challenge is a bike-a-thon that raises money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes to Dana-Farber.
The Termeer Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on connecting life science innovators and catalyzing the creation of new medicines.
Life Science Cares' mission is to leverage the intellectual, financial, and human capital of the life sciences industry in an effort to reduce the effects of poverty in Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego and the Bay Area.
BSCP provides mentoring for academically outstanding students/fellows, particularly Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX and American Indian/Alaska Native individuals.
Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment may be in another city.
The Support Center for Child Advocates’ mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect in Philaldelphia with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
The Alzheimer’s Association is an organization of caregivers that provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advanced research into the disease.
TB Alliance's mission is to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. (We sponsored the Community Engagement Program run by TB Alliance in Southern and Eastern Africa to educate trial participants and community leaders about TB drug research.)