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ACC Oregon Fundraises for Food Bank

Photo: ACC Oregon members mingle during the kick-off event for a fundraiser campaign to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.


The ACC Oregon Chapter partnered with Holland & Knight to raise nearly US$10,000 for this year’s Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger (OLAH) campaign to benefit the Oregon Food Bank (OFB).  

Holland & Knight kicked off the campaign at the Multnomah Whiskey Library on Sept. 19 to introduce its partnership with ACC and encourage participation in the statewide campaign. Speakers from OLAH and the OFB were also on hand to describe the impact of contributions on the local community, and the firm generously offered to match donations up to US$4,000 from all ACC members who donated as part of the team.  

This year’s fundraising campaign ran Sept. 23 – Oct. 4 with law firms and legal organizations participating on teams. Out of 26 teams raising money this year, the Oregon ACC/Holland & Knight team came in third overall by raising US$9,706 from dozens of chapter members and firm staff.  

Holland & Knight has a strong commitment to improving the lives of others through service. No one exemplified this commitment more than Glenn Winuk, a former Holland & Knight partner and volunteer EMT, who lost his life on 9/11 in the collapse of the World Trade Center. In Glenn’s honor, the firm created the Holland & Knight Foundation and the 9/11 Day of Service.  

This year, the Portland office volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank in addition to starting the joint OLAH campaign with the ACC’s Oregon Chapter. To date, Holland & Knight employees — with their clients, colleagues, families, and friends — have donated over 18,000 days of service to more than 100 nonprofit organizations and schools in communities across the country.  

ACC Oregon extends thanks to Matt Donohue and Shannon Armstrong at Holland & Knight for spearheading this great fundraising partnership with the chapter. ACC Oregon looks forward to more great programs with the firm in 2020.  

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