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Giving Back: Attorney of the Year Finalists and Their Charities

What does it mean to be Rocket Lawyer Attorney of the Year?

It’s more than an honor…it’s also about giving back to the community, which is what these attorneys do every day. Rocket Lawyer is proud to award a $500 grant to each of the four final winners’ charities.

Please vote for the attorney you’d like to win, and keep in mind that it’s not just a vote for a hard working local attorney, but a charity too. Please vote now for your favorite attorney and charity.

The finalists’ charities of choice are listed below.

Harlem Children’s Zone (supported by finalist Rachel Rodgers)

Called “one of the most ambitious social-service experiments of our time,” by The New York Times, the Harlem Children’s Zone Project is a unique, holistic approach to rebuilding a community so that its children can stay on track through college and go on to the job market.

Guild for Exceptional Children  (supported by finalist Robert Howe)

The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Since 1958, the GEC has provided homes, early childhood education, jobs and support services.

ALS Association of Massachusetts (supported by finalist Julio Hernando)

The ALS Association (National Office and Massachusetts Chapter) operates under a shared mission: to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

March of Dimes (Supported by finalist Gerald F. Chefalo)

The March of Dimes is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Girls Rock Indianapolis (supported by finalist Kenan L. Farrell)

Girls Rock! Indianapolis is a non-profit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (supported by finalist Nikki E. Cannezzaro)

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country.

Lutheran World Relief (supported by finalist John Tangren)

LWR works to improve harvests, health and education in some 35 countries each year. LWR partners train local women and men to produce local foods, dig low-cost wells and protect and restore their local environments.

Joshua House (supported by finalist James L. Magazine)

Joshua House is the twenty-something community of Vineyard students, professionals, singles, marrieds and families.

Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Tampa Bay (supported by finalist Joseph Pippen)

The mission of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Tampa Bay is to provide a forum for the exchange of planned giving ideas, and the promotion of charitable gift planning, in the greater Tampa Bay Area.

Georgia Faith in Action (supported by finalist Jack Clay)

Faith in Action is a relationship-based network of churches, ministries, business, and civic organizations as a means to serve people in need.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (supported by finalist Ju Yeon Park)

The mission of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (supported by finalist Troy Pickard)

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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