Tradition of Giving

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,, 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.

Previous Recipients

2018 Camp Kesem

2017 GlobalGiving

2016 Direct Relief

2015 International Rescue Committee

2014 Malala Fund

2013 Mandela Rhodes Foundation

2012 American Red Cross


2010 Solar Cookers International

2009 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2008  Doctors Without Borders

2007  The Amy Foundation

2006  Heifer International

2005  AmeriCares

2004  Teach for America

2003  Community Foodbank of NJ

2002  Starlight Children's Foundation

2001  Robin Hood

2000  City Harvest