Baker Donelson springs into action for St. Jude kids

Spring into Action 2013

We challenged companies across the country to Spring into Action for St. Jude, and one legal firm rose to the challenge. Raising more than $12,000 in a few short months, Baker Donelson is the top fundraiser, and they aren’t finished yet.

Spring into Action for St. Jude is a fundraising campaign that makes giving in the workplace simple. The campaign, which ran from April 1 – June 14, had companies nationwide showing immense support for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but one company stood out with their dedication and generosity — Baker Donelson.

Baker Donelson is a legal firm whose goal is to provide clients with more than they expect from a law firm, and they brought that same passion to their fundraising efforts for St. Jude. Employees across their 18 offices chose St. Jude as the firm’s community service focus organization for 2013, because the outstanding mission spoke to their employees in a unique way.

“St. Jude is dependent upon donations to operate,” stated Brynn Wiswall, LPM Director. “Those needs include time, money, blood donations and more. Our employees are ready to help!”

They did exactly that. Baker Donelson raised funds by hosting casual dress days, lemonade stands, potluck lunches and even had employees tour the hospital, solidifying their decision to support St. Jude in 2013.

After touring the facility, attorney Matt Mulqueen said, "St. Jude clearly places an emphasis on transforming tragic situations into happy ones from the moment a family arrives through its doors. Two words come to mind - generosity and equality. It was great to see so many people committed to helping others, and seeing those in need of help being accepted regardless of wealth, race or nationality."

Baker Donelson has formed teams that will participate in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in December and other various walks throughout the year. Their continued commitment to our lifesaving mission makes them the top fundraising company of the 2013 Spring into Action for St. Jude campaign. We are grateful for their hard work and look forward to seeing what the future has in store with the incredible employees of Baker Donelson, whose dedication provides hope to the children of St. Jude.


July 2013