On December 16, the Bay Area General Counsel Group and United Way of the Bay Area announced the 2010 Koko Challenge Award winners during a ceremony hosted at the San Francisco offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. The 23rd annual Koko Challenge recognized local law firms for running exceptional United Way fundraising campaigns by excelling in total dollars raised, innovation and enthusiasm. This year, 22 participating firms raised $1.45 million for charitable causes – up 7% over 2009.
The 2010 top award recipients, recognized by firm size, were:
• Baby Koko (1-45 attorneys) – Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
• Little Koko (46-100 attorneys) – SNR Denton
• Big Koko (100+ attorneys) – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
During the award ceremony, Koko Cabinet Chair Jay Price of Bank of America urged attendees to consider making an additional gift to support United Way and reach the $1.5 million goal of this year’s Challenge. As a result, before the evening concluded, United Way received additional contributions totaling more than $17,000.
If you would like to make a donation to the Koko Challenge, contact Danielle Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-808-4322.
“We at United Way congratulate and thank the Bay Area legal community for their exceptional fundraising efforts in this year’s Koko Challenge,” said Anne Wilson, chief executive officer of United Way of the Bay Area. “Despite the tough economic climate, the firms and their attorneys stepped up, and even increased their giving over last year. Thank you for exemplifying what it means to LIVE UNITED.”
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