Community service has been personal for law firm Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP since its founding in 1946.
Co-founder August A. Rendigs donated funds to build the Alfred J. Rendigs Memorial Center of United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati in honor of his son, born with cerebral palsy. He also established a memorial fund to support the operation of the center, which continues to provide UCP’s adult services today.
The company, led by Managing Partner Tom Evans, is still commitment to the United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati. Rendigs’ attorneys have served on the board for more than 40 years and the firm still provides financial support through the August A. Rendigs Foundation.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is another organization close to Rendigs’ heart, as both a founding partner and current partner have children with Down syndrome. The firm has had associates serving the DSAGC and its board of directors for years. The company supports the nonprofit with donations of time and money, most recently participating in its 2011 Buddy Walk fundraiser.
Rendigs’ support extends to a variety of other organizations, as well. The company sponsors three walks in the month of October that benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Surviving the Teens program, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wellness and the American Cancer Society. The company’s annual Rendigs Thanksgiving Luncheon brings employees together to provide canned and boxed food donations as well as monetary support for the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.
In addition to a commitment to corporate philanthropy, Rendig encourages community service at the employee level. The firm promotes company participation in one charitable effort per quarter, such as making cards for Ronald McDonald House or making food at the Kids Against Hunger factory. Employees are also involved in the community on an individual basis, supporting more than 80 organizations.
How to reach: Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP, (513) 381-9200 or www.rendigs.com