The Gift of Giving
The legal team and staff at Lincoln Derr value community investment through giving. We support various organizations in the region as a firm & on an individual basis throughout the year.
Below are three charitable organizations that recieve support from our firm on an ongoing basis. You can learn more about what these organizations do & how they work to improve the community that we live & work in by visiting the below websites.
Since 1955, Care Ring has been dedicated to providing health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. Through the Low-Cost Clinic and Physicians Reach Out network of over 1,600 providers donating pro bono care, patients are given life-changing, live-saving medical treatment. Care Ring’s Nurse-Family Partnership program empowers first-time, low-income mothers to have a healthy pregnancy and become successful parents to their children. Care Ring annually serves more than 7,000 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health.
To learn more about Care Ring visit http://www.careringnc.com
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte provides a safe, affordable and caring “home-away-from-home” for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured.
To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House visit www.rmhofcharlotte.org
A justice system organization (non-profit) formed in 2004 by a group of civic leaders, lawyers, business owners and concerned citizens in North Carolina who understand the rule of law is the bedrock of our civilized society, that a healthy court system is critical to safeguarding this foundation and that the effective and efficient administration of justice is essential to a strong, prosperous and vibrant community.
To learn more about the Justice Initiatives visit https://justiceinitiatives.org
Other Charities our Attorneys are Invoved In
The Learning Society, Queens University
The Learning Society gives us an opportunity to become better community citizens through advancing conversations on important local and global issues. The Learning Society also gives us the opportunity to provide the financial resources to make learning opportunities available to the community as a whole and to the students at Queens in particular on issues that will enhance our community into the future.
~ Sara Lincoln
Thompson is a local Charlotte-based organization serving families and children right here in our community. Thompson is a wonderful organization that works diligently to give children and families resources and support to combat abuse and neglect. Through the fostering of children, school-based interventional therapy, and varying levels of therapy, Thompson is making real and immediate differences in people’s lives.
~ Scott Addison
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
As a wife of a law enforcement officer, who continues to serve after 21 years in this career, I know first hand the sacrifices made by those that choose to serve and protect our community. I know the sacrifices that LEO families make and pray that I never face the loss that so many others have suffered when their loved one gives their life in the line of duty. Mentoring those that belong to the LEO family is a passion of mine and encouraging those to recognize the efforts and sacrifices that those in law enforcement make is of paramount importance. Please consider joining me in showing support and appreciation for those that tirelessly service our communities and especially to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
~ Noelle LeBlanc
Baseball For Life
Baseball For Life is the brainchild of longtime Charlotte Country Day baseball Coach Ed Walton and St Louis Cardinals minor league coach Mike Shildt. It is an organization focused on harnessing the collective breadth of the baseball community to enhance the lives of young people. Its mission is to: “enhance the lives of young people through a mentoring program that reinforces positive behavior and develops life skills through baseball.” The game of baseball has given much to me by way of friends, memories, and life lessons, so I think it is important that others have the same opportunity.
~ Kevin Pratt
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont’s mission is to pursue justice for those in need. LSSP provides a wide range of civil legal assistance to low-income people in the Charlotte metropolitan area and west-central NC.
LSSP accomplishes its mission through a variety of legal advocacy strategies including individual advice and representation, community education and outreach, representation of groups, self-help remedies, collaboration with other agencies, community economic development, legislative and administrative advocacy, and impact litigation.
~ Maria Ortiz
Hands for Holly Fund
Holly Wade and her family are dear friends of mine. On July 1st, 2016, sweet 14 year old Holly lost her 7 month battle with brain cancer. Before her death, Holly and her mother Christine co-founded the Hands for Holly Fund. Holly saw first hand from her long stay in the hospital how many families struggled to care for their child and keep up with everyday expenses. Holly wanted to help the lives of families caring for seriously ill or injured children.
Hands for Holly Fund’s mission is to provide families in Mecklenburg County caring for seriously ill or injured children financial assistance for emergency expenses not covered by insurance, while respecting the pride and dignity of families in need.
~ Dori Cazorla
The 24 Foundation started in 2001 as one man on a bike pedaling for 24 hours around a Charlotte neighborhood with a goal to change the conversation about cancer. It has evolved into a national foundation playing a significant role in the revolution of cancer navigation and survivorship. My sweet Daddy-o passed away from cancer in 2011. Since that time, I’ve raised more than $50,000 in his memory for the 24 Foundation through its premier 24-hour cycling event, 24 Hours of Booty. I hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible donation to this amazing charity. Who knows – your donation could be what funds the cure in our lifetime!
~ Kathleen K. Lucchesi
A21 has a mission to end slavery. It is a nonprofit organization fueled by the radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from human trafficking bondage and completely restored. A21 are the abolitionists of the 21st century. They operate in eleven (11) different countries across the globe to free slaves and disrupt the demand; human trafficking is slavery.
The United States Government estimates that approximately 800,000 persons are trafficked across borders annually and a great many more are trafficked within countries.
~ Gwendolyn Lewis
Pro Bono Organizations We Support
“Performing pro bono work is a great way for attorneys to renew their vigor for the practice of law, and find gratification in knowing they have made a difference in someone’s life.” – Jeremy Sugg
The North Carolina Bar Association (“NCBA”) recently launched Free Legal Answers (“FLA”) a website designed to service the needs of low-income populations in our state. With a growing decline in funding for legal aid organizations, this new NCBA program will be essential to supporting the legal needs that abound throughout our state. Click here to read our recent blog post on FLA.
Questions or ideas in support of the FLA ? Email Lincoln Derr attorney, Gwendolyn Lewis: Gwendolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawyer on the Line
There is no easier way to perform pro bono work than taking calls for Legal Aid of North Carolina through its “Lawyer on the Line” program. In partnership with the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, Legal Aid Lawyers on the Line program provides legal advice to people with few other options. Thousands of clients benefit from this service every year.
Click here to read more about Lincoln Derr’s involvement in Lawyer on the Line.