Each year our firm selects a public charity that we feel captures the spirit of the season, and contributes on behalf of our clients and friends.
In 2019, based on a colleague’s emphatic recommendation, we selected the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, www.philarmh.org, which provides lodging for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at city hospitals. He encountered it when his newborn daughter was hospitalized, and he stayed in Philadelphia for more than a month. The expansive and comfortable facilities, all-volunteer staffing, and invaluable support for families (many of whom are not local) made a deep impression on him. For a room, a nominal fee of $15/night is requested.
Philadelphia’s is the very first Ronald McDonald House, founded in 1974, and the model for more than 285 houses worldwide. The chapter operates two houses in Philadelphia, runs a camp for oncology patients and their siblings, and offers family rooms in the Oncology and Cardiac Centers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to provide a respite space away from the bedside. Charity Navigator rates the Philadelphia chapter 4/4 stars and recently gave its parent, Ronald McDonald House Charities, a perfect 100/100 for finances, accountability and transparency.
2018 Camp Kesem www.campkesem.org
2017 GlobalGiving www.globalgiving.com
2016 Direct Relief www.directrelief.org
2015 International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org
2014 Malala Fund www.malala.org
2013 Mandela Rhodes Foundation www.mandelarhodes.org
2012 American Red Cross www.redcross.org
2011 DonorsChoose.org www.donorschoose.org
2010 Solar Cookers International www.solarcookers.org
2009 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia www.chop.edu
2008 Doctors Without Borders www.msf.org
2007 The Amy Foundation www.amyfoundation.org
2006 Heifer International www.heifer.org
2005 AmeriCares www.americares.org
2004 Teach for America www.teachforamerica.org
2003 Community Foodbank of NJ www.njfoodbank.org
2002 Starlight Children's Foundation www.starlight.org
2001 Robin Hood www.robinhood.org
2000 City Harvest www.cityharvest.org