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Community Involvement

Community Outreach

Giving back to the community is a value deeply embedded in the culture of Calfee, Halter & Griswold. We routinely participate in services and activities in the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati communities, where our professionals live and work. From food banks and area schools to Habitat for Humanity and Toys 4 Tots, our community service efforts are approached with the same kind of enthusiasm we bring to our practice.

Many of Calfee’s attorneys support charities in the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati areas and several are service-sector leaders in various community diversity-driven projects. Some of the firm’s recent community service involvement includes:

  • East Cleveland’s Shaw High School Mock Trial Team
  • St. Martin de Porres Corporate Work Study Program
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harvest for Hunger
  • The Northern Ohio Minority Business Council
  • The Commission on Economic Inclusion
  • United Way
  • Achievement Centers for Children
  • University Circle, Inc.
  • The Cleveland Zoological Society
  • Goodwill
  • Toys-4-Tots
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Pelotonia and VeloSano
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (High school, year-long education programs, 3R’s; Minority Clerkship Program; Minority Judicial Clerkship Program; High school internship program; Buy-A-Book Program for inner-city schools)

In addition to some of the initiatives mentioned above, our Columbus office involves itself in the local community in a number of ways, such as City Year Columbus, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Hunger Alliance, COSI, The Nature Preservancy, Kids Vote, Mid-Ohio Food Bank and The Ohio Veterens Hall of Fame Foundation.

In Cincinnati, Calfee attorneys are also deeply involved in the local community in many areas:

Contributions to education include T Squash Academy, Children’s Law Center, Inc., CET Public Television, the Oyler School – A.P. Hampton Mentoring Program, St. Rita School for the Deaf, the Fifth Third Charlotte Schmidlapp Fund and the Mariemont School Foundation.

Involvement with general Cincinnati area non-profits prominently includes Stepping Stones, an agency that serves children and adults with disabilities in the Cincinnati area. We also are involved with Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, The Aubrey Rose Foundation, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Heartland Homecare Hospice, Downtown Knights of Columbus Luncheon Club, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Family Service.

Non-profits benefiting the arts include the Warren County Arts and Culture Center, the Cincinnati Observatory Center and The Garden at the Banks.

Religious organizations include the Southwestern Ohio Catholic Social Services.

Other initiatives that Calfee supports include Cincinnati CAN, Cincinnati Retirement System, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., Rest Haven Cemetery Association, Capitol Square Foundation, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame, The National Conference of State Legislatures Foundation, Hamilton County Planning Partners, the Sharonville, Reading, Hamilton County and Sycamore Township Republican Clubs, Government Cooperation & Efficiency Project, Council of State Governments, the Union Central Life Insurance Board, the Capitol Square Foundation, the Capital Square Review Advisory Board and Trust for Democracy.

Pro Bono

Calfee is very active in pro bono activities in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Click here to learn more about our efforts.