Thompson Coburn was selected as the first-place honoree for midsize companies in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2023 Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The Firm was recognized for contributing more than $2.7 million in cash and in-kind giving in the St. Louis region.
St. Louis partner Chris Hohn accepted the award on the Firm’s behalf at a ceremony on April 20 held at the Marriott St. Louis West in Town & Country.
As detailed in a profile in the St. Louis Business Journal, many of Thompson Coburn’s charitable efforts and donations are directed to organizations where they have had relationships for decades, such as their support of local organizations like the United Way of Greater St. Louis and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
"Our philanthropic efforts serve as an extension of our core values as an employer and a law firm. It gives us the opportunity to tangibly show our clients and communities, this is what we really care about," said Roman Wuller, Chair of the Thompson Coburn. "That message particularly applies to the hundreds of hours of pro bono work our attorneys lead on issues like guardianship for children, tenant's rights and assisting low-income entrepreneurs."
The Firm encourages participation in charitable initiatives and rewards involvement with drawings for prizes, paid days off and other incentives. "We do support our employees' individual involvement through 16 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off each year," said Roman. This year, Thompson Coburn hosted a Firm-wide National Make a Difference Day, held our annual United Way campaign, and offered drawing for prizes, tickets and paid time off to employees who donate.
Despite the challenges the pandemic brought, Thompson Coburn continued to support charitable causes as well as urgent causes around the world. "We've seen our team members respond in force to urgent causes around the world," said Roman. "For example, we raised funds to honor the work of three of our partners, Suzanne and John Galvin and Kent Woodman, who traveled to Poland and Ukraine to volunteer with nonprofits during the height of the conflict in Ukraine."
Thompson Coburn understands the importance of charitable giving and has a total commitment to continuing to make an impact on the St. Louis community.
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