At Douglas & London, our attorneys are invested in our community. We take every opportunity we can to give back to our community and the people who have supported us. Our attorneys are involved in a variety of local and national charities. Some of the charities and organizations we support include:
Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Based in Newtown, Connecticut, their intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning their tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children from gun violence.
By uniting people of all beliefs and backgrounds who value the protection of children to take meaningful actions in their homes and communities, they strive to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.
Their mission is to prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, they’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Their efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989 and 2014 and won’t stop until their promise is fulfilled.
The Herren Project (THP) was founded in 2011 by a former professional basketball player, Chris Herren, with the goal of helping others navigate the road to recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). THP has since helped thousands of individuals and their families with recovery navigation and support services as well brought awareness to the disease of addiction and initiatives focused on substance use prevention education.
The Gardiner Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3), founded and established in 2006, by Dexter Gardiner, in memoriam of the devasting loss of six of his family members in a horrific car accident.
While recognizing the needs of other families in the community who have also suffered a sudden and tragic loss, The Gardiner Foundation, Inc., embarked on an outreach initiative that offers a variety of support to community members experiencing various social and financial needs ranging from college scholarships, computers, school supplies to burial assistance and spiritual mentoring and guidance.
The Gardiner Foundation, Inc., understands that the sudden loss of a family member is traumatic enough without lacking sufficient funds for a decent burial. To that end, in 2007, The Gardiner Foundation, Inc., raised funds for interment services for a single mother who lost five of her children in a car accident. They also facilitated the delivery of professional counseling during and after the crisis.
Dexter Gardiner formed A Memorial Basketball Tournament to remember and honor all the lives lost in his family on July 9th, 2006. At The Gardiner Foundation, they recognize the other agonizing families in our community who too have suffered the horrible tragedy of losing loved ones.
NOAH NY is a not-for-profit organization and is committed to providing underserved communities in Haiti with free medical care. Each year since 2009, NOAH NY organizes a week-long medical mission to a town or city in Haiti in order to provide everything from routine medical check-ups to life-saving surgical procedures.
Since 1979, the LDC of East New York has serviced thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners. During the 1960s and 1970s, East New York experienced rapid and severe deterioration in the form of housing abandonment, business closings, and a welter of ills that accompanied the flight of the area’s middle class. As businesses closed or left the area, many industrial and commercial buildings remained vacant and became derelict; others were demolished and large parcels of commercial and industrial land became available. In 1979, owners of local businesses located in the area founded an organization to address the circumstances that made it increasingly difficult to conduct business in the community.
Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. Some of these include their anti-bullying campaign and the coal ash litigation.
The vision for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is simple – a world free of MS. Their mission is that People affected by MS can live their best lives as they stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
The mission of the FGF is to assist all emergency personnel, including but not limited to, firefighters, police officers, nurses, volunteers, sanitation workers, transportation workers and construction workers, within the United States who have been injured, or face serious injury due to action or omission, in the course of their duties or within their everyday lives.
The mission of the FGF includes educating elected officials and private entities on the various problems, concerns, and issues faced by First Responders in their everyday duties. The FGF is therefore dedicated to advocating for First Responder rights and illuminating, to proper authorities, the serious issues they encounter.
DES Action USA is the only national organization for all individuals exposed to DES, their families and healthcare providers. DES Action USA has been serving the DES-exposed community for 36 years. In 2015, the board of directors voted to donate the organization to MedShadow Foundation, which is determined to be the right home where DES Action could continue to thrive.
PHAI’s goal is to support and enhance a commitment to public health in individuals and institutes who shape public policy through law. They are committed to research in public health law, public health policy development; to legal technical assistance; and to collaborative work at the intersection of law and public health. Their current areas of work include tobacco control and childhood obesity.
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. They believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so they press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, they step in to demand reform, accountability, and justice. Around the world, they work where they can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.
The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent. NVIC publishes information about vaccination and health to encourage educated decision-making. NVIC does not make vaccine use recommendations. NVIC supports the availability of all preventive health care options and the legal right for individuals to make informed, voluntary health choices for themselves and their children.
OCRA is the largest ovarian cancer organization in the world fighting this disease from all fronts: in the lab, on Capitol Hill, and supporting women throughout.
The mission of Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue is to take in and place Basset Hounds who are in need of new homes. All dogs receive needed veterinary care (including spay/neuter, inoculations, heartworm testing, etc.), and are placed into approved homes. Most of the dogs they place are turned over to them by animal shelters or have been surrendered by their previous owners due to circumstance (allergies, moving, etc.). They adopt basset hounds to loving homes.
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
Students of the World is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports a diverse community of storytellers to use their creativity as a force for good. Filmmakers, designers, photographers, journalists, and creators of all kinds join Students of the World to find opportunities to tell stories that have an impact. They connect our community with avenues to tell stories that matter, and to be part of something that will shape their future and our world for the better.
The Foundation of UMDNJ was created in 1973 as an independent, not-for-profit organization shortly after the formal establishment of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of prominent leaders of New Jersey’s business, health, and philanthropic communities, the Foundation has sustained its mission to provide private sector support of the University’s quest for excellence in the education of healthcare professionals, in biomedical research and in health care delivery.
Whispering Meadows Ranch is a 100% volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with disabilities and special needs through recreational, educational, and equine-assisted programs.
Whispering Meadows Ranch is located in Flagler Beach, Florida and offers a peaceful country setting with oak trees, green pasture and lots of room to roam. Several nature trails throughout the property offer a creative and fun exploration of Florida’s diverse plant and animal habitat. In addition, interactive stations such as nature’s music, animal finds, and an outdoor chalkboard make for an enjoyable outdoor experience.
For more than 125 years, Brooklyn Kindergarten Society has provided children from working families a quality early education in a nurturing environment that cultivates the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
In the first few years of life, children absorb knowledge at a remarkable rate. By age five, most children have built more than 90% of their brain connections—connections that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Seventy-four percent of the families whose children attend BKS preschools are working families, yet the average BKS family has an annual income of less than $19,500.
Poverty in childhood can cause lasting changes in the brain unless quality intervention efforts begin early. BKS strives to stop the cycle of poverty where it does the most harm—in early childhood.
Although two of every three children who enter BKS centers test “at-risk” for developmental delays, BKS reverses this delay. Year after year, more than 90% complete the BKS program on par with or better than their peers across all socio-economic groups!
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, community service and recognition of Spelman women. The NY-NAASC serves over 3,000 alumnae in the New York metropolitan area. It fosters the national mission through many activities including an annual scholarship fundraiser, scholarship giving, new-student picnic, social networking events, community service and attending college fairs.