White and Williams began a school adoption initiative as a way for the firm to give back to the local community, invest in education and provide a unique opportunity for our lawyers and staff to engage through the investment of time, finances and resources. What started with one public school in Philadelphia has grown to include schools in the Lehigh Valley and Wilmington.
|Philadelphia | George W. Childs School|
We proudly donated $10,000 to the George W. Childs School towards the purchase of brand new schoolyard equipment, including tricycles, games, picnic tables and outdoor storage. The equipment will help create a fun and safe environment for students to play outside in the fresh air during the school day. Read more.
Lawyers and staff also collected much needed school supplies to start the school year. We will engage with the students throughout the year by holding reading days in the classrooms and participating in the school's Book Fair.
|Lehigh Valley | Thomas Jefferson Elementary|
We kicked-off the adoption of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School with a donation of an educationally based Lego Wall, Legos and storage bins for the school’s library. The donation supports the school's commitment to evolve their traditional library practices into makerspace workstations for their students. Students will be able to challenge their creativity and learn about science, technology, and engineering with a hands-on approach. Read more.
As part of the ongoing relationship with Thomas Jefferson, lawyers and staff visit the school to read with the students and provide civics education. In addition, employees generously donate school supplies and holiday gifts to Thomas Jefferson students.
|Wilmington | Thomas Edison Charter School|
We presented Thomas Edison Charter School with donation of $5,000 to provide new uniforms, laundry detergent and other supplies for the school uniform closet. Ensuring students have access to clean clothes and extra uniforms helps reduce absenteeism, improves class engagement and helps students succeed. Throughout the school year, employees of the firm will also participate in career days, school supply drives and other activities with Thomas Edison's students.
To celebrate the partnership, Thomas Edison's sixth, seventh and eighth grade students joined White and Williams representatives for a discussion on leadership and goal-setting. Read more.
Eagles Autism Challenge
Team White and Williams biked, walked and ran for the second consecutive year in the Second Annual Eagles Autism Challenge. Lawyers and staff participated in a 30-mile bicycle ride and 5K run/walk through the streets of Philadelphia, all beginning at Lincoln Financial Field and ending on the 50-yard line. Team White and Williams raised more than $7,000. 100% of the participant-raised funds will go towards the advancement of autism research by the coalition of the Philadelphia Eagles, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. See more photos.
WHY I CARE
C. Wallace Stuard Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May Sailing Foundation
Patti Santelle has served as President of the C. Wallace Stuard CYCCM Sailing Foundation for the last decade. The Foundation provides scholarships to both Coast Guard families as well as students from the local school district and lower income children in Cape May. It also provides support to junior sailors who travel to compete in local, regional, national and international competitions. It also provides support to junior sailors who travel to compete in local, regional, national and international competitions. Read more.