Cozen O’Connor was recently honored for its commitment to charitable giving at the Philadelphia Business Journal's annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit. The firm placed first in the large company group for its charitable contributions in both cash gifts and in-kind donations. The firm was also recognized as a Top 25 Philanthropic Donor for charitable donations across all four award categories and company sizes, and received first place in the Community Impact Awards category, which honors companies that demonstrate overall generosity in time, service and cash.
Ranking 12th overall in charitable contributions in the region (out of 75-plus companies), Cozen O’Connor contributed nearly $1.3 million in total local giving for fiscal year 2009, not including an additional $400,000 nationally. The firm devoted thousands of volunteer hours to organizations such as Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Police Athletic League, The American Red Cross Blood Service, Penn-Jersey Region’s blood drive and Variety – The Children’s Charity.
“We measure our achievements not only in client satisfaction, but also in the contributions we make to improve the lives of those in our community,” said Harmon Spolan, chair of the Cozen O’Connor Foundation which oversees the firm’s charitable giving. “We applaud all of our devoted attorneys and staff for their dedication to that mission.”
Added President and CEO Tad Decker, “It is even more essential in economic times like these for us to respond to the needs of the community and reach out to those going through difficult times. We are honored to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal.”
The Philadelphia Business Journal'sCorporate Philanthropy Summit was created to acknowledge organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Philadelphia area through the donation of their time, talents, and products and services. The summit convenes the region's leading business and civic leaders to share best practices about philanthropy and community engagement and make the most of their companies' charitable and volunteer endeavors.