Community

Burnham Brown maintains a strong commitment to our community. Some of the groups we proudly sponsor include:

Alameda County Community Food Bank Burnham Brown is a proud major sponsor of the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The mission of the food bank is to alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes. Burnham Brown's commitment to breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty includes staff food sorting volunteer days at the food bank and food drive sponsorships. Burnham Brown attorneys and employees participated in the Alameda County Food Bank's 2011 Holiday Food Drive and collected a monetary donation of $7,405.00 plus 315 pounds of food.

Alice Street Learning Center started the Burnham Brown "Adopt a Preschooler" Program in December 2000 where participants provide new clothes and toys to these disadvantaged preschoolers at The Alice Street Learning Center in Oakland. The firm also held a Preschool Book Drive to provide new books for "our" preschoolers at the Learning Center, and for the Learning Center itself. Burnham Brown supports the Legal Assistance for Seniors program, which is dedicated to ensuring the independence and dignity of seniors through legal advice and representation, senior education, and the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP).

Legal Assistance for Seniors Burnham Brown supports the Legal Assistance for Seniors program, which is dedicated to ensuring the independence and dignity of seniors through legal advice and representation, senior education, and the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). Burnham Brown is a Platinum Sponsor of this year's fall fundraising event. Burnham Brown Partner Susan Firtch was elected to the Legal Assistance for Seniors-HICAP ("LAS") Board of Directors earlier this year. As a member of the LAS Education and Outreach Committee, Ms. Firtch processed the fee waiver applications for the recent LAS Elder Abuse Conference. LAS provides advocacy and counseling services for seniors in Alameda County. Its Elder Abuse Conference, held at Oakland City Hall on June 18, 2010, focused on elder abuse education and prevention, and was attended by medical and legal professionals, law enforcement, health care providers, and others actively engaged in the care and protection of seniors. The LAS Board is now working on its annual fundraising event, to be held in the Fall.