Impact. We make one. Our attorneys and staff are deeply committed to making positive, lasting change in our communities. We understand that the strategic combination of the various aspects of our IMPACT initiative -- community leadership, pro bono, volunteerism, diversity and sustainability -- can create a powerful ripple effect in the communities in which we work and live. Functioning together, these elements enable us to more fully engage in the community and produce positive change one life, one project, one commitment at a time.
Nonprofit organizations are the fabric of our communities. To thrive, they need strong leadership. Kilpatrick Townsend lawyers serve on scores of nonprofit boards and are purposefully dedicated to ensuring that goals and objectives are met, lives are changed, impacts are made.
Since the formalization of our Pro Bono Program in 2001, thousands of individuals and hundreds of community organizations have benefitted from the pro bono representation of our attorneys. This totals over 250,000 hours of time, a value of over $74 million.
There are 525,600 minutes in a year and we strive to make each one count. Through our award-winning volunteer program, attorneys and staff have the opportunity to serve their community and make an IMPACT. In 2009, over 45% of the firm volunteered in at least one of the more than 60 projects we organized and collectively we made over 11,400 sandwiches for the homeless, donated enough school supplies to fill 258 shopping carts and mentored more than 120 students, just to name a few of the highlights.