Field Law Community Fund Program Seeks Community Input to Select Program Finalists
Regional law firm opens voting phase to public with $100,000 available for distribution in celebration of firm's 100th year anniversary
May 27, 2015
Field Law, a regional law firm with offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Yellowknife, requests the community’s input in helping determine what community causes or ideas should be awarded funds through the Field Law Community Fund Program (the Program). The Program, which launched the online voting phase, has received more than 100 applications, a new record for the fund granting program which supports local pay-it-forward ideas and causes within the communities. In celebration of Field Law’s 100th anniversary, The Program will donate $100,000 across all three regions in 2015: a $25,000 increase over the first two years of the Program.
Through a combination of community online voting and deliberation by a local judging panel, finalists will be announced and a total of $100,000 will be allocated amongst the three markets: Northern Alberta, Southern Alberta and Northwest Territories. The voting process allows the public to have a say in what projects are needed most in their communities.
“We’ve been a part of these communities for 100 years,” says Jim Casey, Managing Partner at Field. “We value the community’s input in helping us make the best decision on the use of funds and how we can better aid our fellow community members long-term.”
With the additional funds available for distribution this year, Field Law is eager for the Program to achieve even greater success and make a deep and lasting impact in the community.
Field Law is deeply invested in the communities they serve. Their preferred causes include (but are not exclusive to) those that support education, healthcare, at-risk youth, homelessness, women’s organizations, community and sports, or arts and culture.
The Community Fund Program has been launched firm-wide at all three of Field’s offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Yellowknife. To view the applicants and share your vote, visit fieldlawcommunityfund.com by June 18, 2015.