Kyle Johnson, one of the original founders of LHS&E, is honored to participate as a Board member of the Lenny Wilkens Foundation. The Lenny Wilkens Foundation funds organizations that deliver healthcare and education services to young people while honoring their dignity and sense of self-respect. http://www.lennywilkensfoundation.org/
LHS&E employees participated in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2012 Fight for Air Climb by climbing up 51 stories to the top of the Two Union Square building. Participants had fun and enjoyed a great work-out while raising money for those with lung diseases such as asthma and COPD. Funds raised also support the ALA’s efforts to keep youth off tobacco and help advocate for clean air quality. http://www.lung.org/pledge-events/wa/seattle-climb-fy13/about/why.html
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is proud to support Lawyers Helping Hungry Children (LHHC). Celebrating its 21st anniversary, LHHC fights child hunger and malnutrition through fundraising, advocacy and service. LHHC is a group of lawyers who believe that no child should experience hunger. For more than 20 years, LHHC supporters have donated their time, skills and money to support anti-hunger work in Washington State and around the world. http://lawyershelpinghungrychildren.org/Events?eventId=487670&EventViewMode=EventDetails
Quentin Wildsmith, LHS&E’s Managing Principal, and his daughter Bryton, enjoy the firm’s night out at the Mariners game.
LHSE’s Managing Principal Quentin Wildsmith hosting Helpline House’s annual benefit, along with help from the Bainbridge Boys Lacrosse Team. Over $12,000 rasied for this worthy organization. (http://helplinehouse.org/index.shtml)
LHS&E employees volunteer at Food Lifeline warehouse packing 22,800 pounds of fresh pears!
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson once again participated in Food Lifeline’s annual “Food Frenzy” competition. Food Frenzy is a friendly competition between law, accounting, engineering and design firms with a goal of feeding children during the summer months when food bank shelves are not well stocked and school lunch programs are not running. Our efforts benefit Food Lifeline and its network of more than 300 food banks, hot meal programs, and shelters.
LHS&E is proud to announce that we actively participate with our paper vendor in the Box Tops for Schools effort. This program helps to provide much needed funds to public schools. LHS&E attorneys and staff have collected hundreds, if not thousands, of box tops that translate into real dollars for children in public schools.
Pictured: Eloise Gabu, daughter of staff member Ann Gabu, recognized for collecting the most box tops at her school.
Lisa Sharpe’s team joined the race to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Lisa and team ran in the 30th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes run. The run raises funds to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
It’s spring and baseball is in the air! The Mercer Island Little League team sponsored by Lisa Sharpe of LHS&E has made it to the MILL Majors playoffs. The team of 12 year olds will play the week of May 22nd for either first or second place in their league. Little League imparts the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play to the children of the community so that they may someday use these values in becoming good citizens.
Many moderate-income households who make too much money to access traditional legal aid programs cannot afford to hire a lawyer. To help address this gap in the justice system, the Washington State Bar Association has partnered with the law schools at Seattle University, Gonzaga University, and the University of Washington to create the “Moderate Means Program,” a statewide reduced-fee lawyer referral program. Law students screen and refer clients to lawyers who have signed up to participate in the program. Jeff is proud to add the Moderate Means Program to the list of the many ways in which he gives back to his community.
In September 2011, Delney Hilen was elected to be on the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). CASA functioned for years as an adjunct to the court system, helping Judges make crucial decisions regarding the welfare and best interests of children when families dissolve. In 2001, CASA was defunded by the court system and has since been funded by private donations and staffed by dedicated volunteers. http://www.familylawcasa.org
Delney Hilen is a member of Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS). SAMS’, whose mission is to expand the support of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) through fundraising and promotional efforts and to provide educational opportunities for its members, is a group of nearly 200 local women. Anyone can support their efforts by attending an event! http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/support/SAMS.asp
SAMS was founded in 1985 by Sally Nordstrom. Since its inception, SAMS has raised more than $4 million to fund selected exhibits, arts education, museum publications, installations and SAM’s capital campaign. SAMS organizes two annual benefit events: Gardens of Art and the Nordstrom Designer Preview. Among many other programs, SAMS has generously supported transportation services for school children to ensure all classrooms can visit SAM.
Delney Hilen is a trustee and officer for the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) which is changing its name to be Museum of History and Innovation. She joined MOHAI’s board 6 years ago and serves as Board Secretary. Dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation, MOHAI is actively in the process of a substantial capital campaign to raise $90 million with the goal of relocating the museum from Montlake to the South Lake Union Armory building in 2012. Working with the City of Seattle and the State, they are creating a History and Innovation Museum unparalleled in the Northwest. MOHAI will continue to be the repository for Northwest history and artifacts. http://www.seattlehistory.org/
On June 29, 2011, Linda K. Ebberson was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Washington Law School Foundation, a Washington non-profit corporation. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to students and the Law School in the advancement of legal education and training at the U of W Law School. The Foundation’s role is particularly vital at this time of deep cuts in State funding.
LHSE attorney Jeff Smoot participating in Special Olympics ‘Over the Edge.’ Participants rappelled off of Seattle’s 514 foot Rainier Tower to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.