In partnership with i.WILL – a professional networking forum founded by Taft Chief Information Officer Andrea Markstrom, Taft Law launched the #OneTaftStronger campaign, an effort which raised more than $11,000 collectively across Taft offices.
Taft and i.WILL share a strong commitment to local communities, and the campaign was inspired by both organizations’ shared goal to make a positive impact on local communities. Together, Taft and i.WILL strengthened the campaign's overall impact through their partnership as well as each organization's monetary donations to designated non-profits.
“Despite the challenges our world has faced in 2020, we have also seen the power of helping one another,” explains Markstrom. “The #OneTaftStronger campaign aimed to support some of the most urgent needs Taft attorneys and staff saw within our own communities. As a result of these efforts, Taft team members raised needed funds for six non-profit organizations in the Midwest.”
Below are the charitable organizations supported by the #OneTaftStronger campaign, each selected for the important role the organizations play in improving the communities where they operate:
- Children's Hunger Alliance: a mission-driven organization which aims to end childhood hunger in Ohio.
- Gleaners Organization: an organization which aims to end hunger in southeast Michigan.
- Karamu House: an inclusive institution based in Cleveland, Ohio that is also the oldest, producing African American theatre in the nation.
- My Block, My Hood, My City: a non-profit organization which provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
- Taking Care of Dayton: a Dayton Foundation initiative which aids individuals and non-profit in their charitable goals.
- Tubman: a non-profit helps families in Minneapolis, Minnesota and surrounding counties receive needed services and support after experiencing trauma.