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Firm Receives Boys & Girls Club Corporate Partnership Award

April 1, 2016

The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford (BGCS) recently honored Shipman & Goodwin with the 2016 Corporate Partnership Award at its 2016 City Chic fundraiser.  The event took place in The Palace Theatre at the Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, CT and more than 350 guests attended including: Stamford Mayor David Martin, BGCS Board members and staff, business and individual supporters, and young Club members themselves. The evening featured entertainment, refreshments, raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction emceed by Stamford’s own Bobby Valentine.  

Shipman & Goodwin is a dedicated partner of BGCS and its efforts in many ways. In 2012, the firm selected the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford as the beneficiary of its “Lawyers Retreat” when more than 80 attorneys from the firm’s Connecticut offices and Washington, D.C. location rolled up their sleeves and tackled a variety of landscaping, painting, and building projects at the Club’s Stillwater Avenue location. In addition, every year, attorneys and staff personally raise funds for BGCS’s summer camp and school year programs by organizing “Jeans Days” and other office events.  The firm is the lead sponsor of the “Diplomas2Degrees” program that shows young members how to set short, medium and long term goals throughout the school year, in order to reach their ultimate goal of graduating on time. In addition, Shipman & Goodwin has been a proud sponsor of the Corporate 5K road race each year and the City Chic fundraiser.

Andy Zeitlin, a BCGS Board member, accepted the award on behalf of the firm.  “We owe it to the young people of our region to do everything we can to help them reach their full potential,” explains Andy. “It’s a responsibility that we, who work here and live here, take very seriously. The results are life-changing, thanks to BGCS and its many supporters.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford (BGCS) has provided after school activities and youth development services in the city since 1927. The organization provides young people, ages 6-18, with a safe environment in which to learn, grow and develop positive relationships with peers and caring adults. The 501(c) 3 organization provides innovative programs at two locations to nearly 1,500 members, most of whom live below the poverty level in Stamford. For more information, visit www.bgcastamford.org.

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