Three million dollars is a lot of money, and that’s the amount that Frost Brown Todd LLC has donated over the past five years. But money isn’t the only thing that employees at this law firm are giving. Instead, under the leadership of Chairman John Crockett III, Managing Member George Yund and Member in Charge Jill Meyer, employees are also giving of themselves.
Through its Community Opportunities Council, Frost Brown Todd has made quite an impact on the community. Each year, the COC chooses one of the many worthy greater Cincinnati area charitable organizations as the beneficiary of its annual project. Some years, the project is simply monetary, and some years, it’s a service project, as well. The 2010 annual project recipient was Power Inspires Progress, a paid on-the-job training program tailored for inner-city residents.
In addition to the annual project, each year, Frost Brown Todd employees participate in a tutoring program for local inner-city schoolchildren at Hays Porter Elementary. A group of 20 to 25 tutors works with third-graders on their reading, writing and math skills. The firm was one of the original law firms involved in this tutoring program, and today, other large firms and many attorneys in Cincinnati participate, as well.
The firm’s COC also sponsors a Frost Brown Todd team to compete in The Corporate Olympics, which is an annual fundraiser on Fountain Square for Hamilton County Special Olympics. About 20 five-member corporate teams pair up with a Special Olympics athlete to compete in a series of six light-hearted games. This past year, Frost Brown Todd, along with its Special Olympian, won first place.
On top of these and other special projects, the COC also hosts an annual holiday Hug-A-Family program, where the Cincinnati office adopts between seven and 10 families from Inner City Youth Opportunities, 12 to 15 seniors from The Giving Tree Nursing Home and 12 to 15 additional children from Churches Active in Northside. Employees then work to provide holiday gifts and grocery store gift cards to those people in need. The COC itself spends about $1,500 on the gift cards and an unknown amount on all the holiday gifts that employees donate to the project.
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