Give back and pay forward — to help keep the communities in which we practice strong and vital. It’s a simple belief that is at the core of our culture at Porter Wright. Every year, in each of our offices, attorneys, paralegals and staff share their time, skills and financial support where it can have the greatest impact. We roll up our sleeves to haul boxes, serve meals or wield paint brushes to support families and individuals in need. We run, walk, ride and swim to support health initiatives from innovative cancer research to heart disease prevention. We teach, sow and plant to encourage environmental responsibility. We serve on boards and donate pro bono legal services for civic, cultural and artistic aspects of our communities.
The firm's collective community efforts were recognized when Porter Wright was presented with a 2013 Corporate Caring Award. The firm was honored particularly for its dedication to supporting the arts in Central Ohio. "Our firm donates substantial resources to causes that make a difference," said Rich Terapak, leader of the firm's charitable contributions committee. "When you're doing business in a community, you want the community to be vibrant and prosperous. Our non-profit agencies greatly contribute to that vitality."
Among those agencies are: