Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson is a proud supporter of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children (‘LHHC’) and their recent fundraising event. 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.
LHS&E is a proud supporter of Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS). Among its many goals, MAMAS aims to empower mother attorneys and facilitate their success in the legal profession. MAMAS networking events, which members attend with their children, provide a venue for mother attorneys to network, socialize, and problem solve in a supportive and child-friendly environment. In additon, MAMAS has an active mentoring program and maintains a robust listserv where members exchange information on a variety of topics, including client referrals, practice areas, work-life balance issues, childcare options, and more. Visit the MAMAS website at www.mamaseattle.org
LHS&E employees joined the fight against ALS and participated in the September 14 ‘Walk to Defeat ALS.’ Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy—giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Learn more about The ALS Association at http://www.alsa.org/about-us/.
At LHS&E we combine our love of casual wear with our commitment to the communities in which we live, work, and play. Employees wear jeans on a pre-determined day with a $5.00 contribution to a local 501(3)(c) charity chosen by the firm each quarter. Funds raised from our 2013 summer quarter Do Good With Denim benefited the Pike Place Market Foundation. The Pike Place Market Foundation works to feed the hungry, care for the sick, educate kids, and find homes for those without. Go to www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org to learn more about the Foundation.
LHS&E is a proud supporter of the Bainbridge Youth Services July 4th Fun Run. Since 1962, Bainbridge Youth Services has served teens and the community. Its mission is to promote the social and emotional well-being of all community adolescents through counseling and diverse outreach programs and services.
Food Frenzy is an annual Food Lifeline event in which nearly 100 socially-responsible Western Washington companies raise funds, collect food, and volunter their time to help end hunger for children during the summer. Donating their time and resources, LHS&E employees sponsored a waffle breakfast, book sale, deli lunch, and silent auction with all funds raised going to benefit Food Lifeline.
LHS&E supported the recent “Free Them” walk/run to fight human trafficking. The event raises awareness and funds for World Concern’s anti-trafficking programs, which help protect the poor and vulnerable, providing opportunities for education and to earn income safely.
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
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 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.
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.