In Good Company Issue No. 18
Each quarter we’ll be sharing positive stories that we’re hearing. Join us on this journey as we recognize these resilient companies and individuals that are finding ways to give back to the community. We're proud to be IN GOOD COMPANY.
This quarter's stories include:
- Land of the Free Foundation is an organization whose mission lies in supporting programs that assist veterans with the transition from military to civilian life, financial services for injured service members, as well as education and career assistance. The foundation is committed to helping support men and women of the Armed Forces, whose unwavering dedication and support has paved the way for Americans to live in the "Land of the Free."
Land of the Free Foundation was founded by Majestic Realty Co.'s very own U.S. Marine and Navy service members Edward Roski, Kent Valley, and John Semcken. READ MORE
- Greenberg Glusker corporate partner Bruce Andelson has served on the Board of Directors of Aviva Family and Children's Services for more than 10 years. Aviva is a nonprofit that provides compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Their main program has four focus areas: (1) mental health services; (2) crisis intervention; (3) foster and adoption; and (4) supportive housing for women and children.
Bruce's involvement with Aviva is an extension of his parents' support of the organization for over 25 years. He believes in the importance of giving back because doing so not only makes for a more just society but also a better world in which to live. READ MORE
- Greenberg Glusker cannabis attorney Michelle Mabugat partnered with the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) in preparing an amicus brief for Russell v. State of Mississippi. The amicus brief urged the Mississippi Supreme Court to find that a life sentence without possibility of parole is cruel and unusual punishment when triggered by a charge of possessing just over one ounce of marijuana. Read more about this case and why Michelle took on the project pro bono. READ MORE
- The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, in partnership with Mookie Betts' foundation (Acts Inspired by Mookie) and Brotherhood Crusade, donated Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 families during a drive-thru event at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center. Families also received PPE supplies and had access to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. Betts shares that being able to give back is a blessing because "you just never know whose day you can affect with what you can do." READ MORE
Have a story to submit? We would love to hear it to include in our newsletter. Email Ben Helfman at [email protected] with your story.