Denver law firm receives recognition from national philanthropy organization

Bachus & Schanker, LLC earns outstanding business award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Bachus & Schanker, LLC was honored to receive the outstanding small business award at the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado luncheon on November 14. The event honors and recognizes the contributions of people and organizations active in the philanthropic community. Congratulations to fellow National Philanthropy Day 2014 award winners: Ball Corporation, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, Conrad Nelson, Jan Weimer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, Sheila Bugdanowitz of the Rose Community Foundation, Hugo Improvement Partnership, Arden Gray, Jamie Angelich, Allison Winn, Parker Kids' Club and Charles D. Latuda.

Denver-based law firm, Bachus & Schanker, LLC announced today its distinction as outstanding business (1-99 Colorado employees category) by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Philanthropy Day Colorado. Each year, through their branded National Philanthropy Day©, the Association of Fundraising Professionals selects businesses, foundations and organizations that "demonstrate outstanding long-term or sustained commitment through financial support, and the creation of a corporate culture that encourages and motivates employees/others to take a leadership role in philanthropy and community involvement."

"We are thrilled to be identified among the distinguished organizations to receive this recognition," said Kyle Bachus, founding partner at Bachus & Schanker, LLC. "It is because of the hard work and dedication of our staff and attorneys that the Bachus & Schanker, LLC Cares Foundation has impacted the community in a meaningful way."

Some of the firm's many philanthropic achievements include:

  • Partnering with many nonprofits and professional organizations to promote positive community changes and to take a lead role in advancing the legal industry through education and information sharing.

    "Our organization has been fortunate to partner with Bachus & Schanker, LLC since 2007," said Fran Lanzer, state executive director for MADD Colorado. "As our most dedicated corporate partner Bachus & Schanker, LLC has contributed $217,840 to fund MADD Colorado's mission to stop drunk driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and to prevent underage drinking. The law firm of Bachus & Schanker, LLC has made possible an incredible 6,088 hours of victim support-services that MADD provides at no charge to victims and survivors."

    Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC) executive director, Steve Thompson said, "Bachus & Schanker, LLC has not only assisted us with cases, but has gone above and beyond to help raise funds for our organization. For the past four years, Bachus & Schanker, LLC has hosted its Joy of Giving event to raise money and awareness for our program. On the legal front, Kyle Bachus and Darin Schanker and all staff at the firm demonstrate excellence and compassion for clients. I have personally worked closely with Kyle and Darin on cases and they have provided outstanding pro bono assistance and relevant professional advice. They are men of integrity and the culture within their firm emulates them."

  • Creating the Bachus & Schanker, LLC Cares Foundation in 2009. Via the Foundation, employees have contributed an estimated 2,000 volunteer hours, and the firm has donated nearly $400,000 to local nonprofits.

  • Involving all employees and equity partners in decision making for the Bachus & Schanker, LLC Cares Foundation. They collectively review all sponsorship proposals and volunteer opportunities, and all firm members are invited to submit suggestions for Foundation support.

National Philanthropy Day is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year since 1986, when former U.S. President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations and others engaged in philanthropy. National Philanthropy Day Colorado is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy&emdash;and those people active in the philanthropic community&emdash;have made to our lives, our communities and our world. Celebrations are held annually in many states across the nation.

About Bachus & Schanker, LLC

Bachus & Schanker, LLC, LLC is a nationally recognized Denver personal injury law firm with additional offices in Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colo. In addition to personal injury law, Bachus & Schanker, LLC specializes in workers' compensation, employment law, medical malpractice, wrongful death, insurance disputes, nursing home neglect/abuse, national defective product and medical device litigation and Social Security disability insurance.

With a staff of more than 70 people, including 20 trial lawyers, Bachus & Schanker, LLC has represented thousands of clients across the country. Bachus & Schanker, LLC is committed to protecting and enforcing the rights of people injured by the negligence of others, offering to each client a level of representation and personal attention usually reserved for only the most powerful corporations. The firm supports local nonprofits through its Bachus & Schanker, LLC Cares Foundation. Visit Bachus & Schanker, LLC at http://www.coloradolaw.net/ to learn more.

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