history and sources of support:Founded in 1986 to memorialize the contributions of our attorneys, past and present, to the legal communities and legal systems within which we work, the Day Pitney Foundation receives charitable support from each of the current partners of Day Pitney LLP. In addition, the foundation leverages significant pro bono participation in its projects and initiatives by attorneys both within and outside the firm.
The Day Pitney Foundation sponsors projects that include:
- programs to promote diversity in the legal profession
- legal and education initiatives targeting lawyers, future lawyers and other professionals alike
Day Pitney Foundation sponsorship is in the form of grant support to other charitable organizations, “hands-on” in-kind support or a combination of grant funding and in-kind support.
how to propose a project for sponsorship:Any project that promotes positive developments in law, legal scholarship or legal education could become a Day Pitney Foundation-sponsored initiative. Generally, the foundation does not fund unsolicited grant proposals. However, ideas regarding possible future educational or consulting initiatives in keeping with the foundation’s law-focused mission may be submitted to:
Day Pitney Foundation
c/o Day Pitney LLP
242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
our mission:The Day Pitney Foundation’s mission is to promote positive developments in the law, legal scholarship and legal education, locally, nationally and internationally, and also more generally to promote community education through financial contributions and the volunteer efforts of the firm and its personnel.
the civic commitment of day pitney llp:All of the labor of Day Pitney LLP personnel dedicated to foundation projects is donated. Total hours volunteered by both legal and nonlegal staff average in excess of 2,000 annually. In addition to this support and the financial contributions made to the foundation by the partners of Day Pitney, the firm also gives back to our local communities in many other important ways. Examples include:
- Hartford High School Academic Promise College Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- Habitat for Humanity House, Elmer Street, Hartford, Connecticut, in partnership with Greater Hartford Habitat for Humanity
- “Citizen Schools” teaching program under the auspices of the Boston Bar Association and the federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Volunteer support at numerous events benefiting nonprofit organizations in the community of Stamford, Connecticut, including Christmas-in-April, the March of Dimes and programs of the Volunteer Center of Stamford
- Founding signatory to the American Bar Association’s “Pro Bono Challenge,” a program to increase attorney hours devoted to providing legal services to persons of limited means and grass roots community organizations
- Time donated by Day Pitney LLP personnel through service on a wide variety of community boards and professional organizations