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Clark Hill Cares

Clark Hill Cares is the pro-social community involvement effort of Clark Hill PLC, supported throughout the firm.

Clark Hill, through its employees, has been an active participant in community efforts through organized volunteer programs, pro-bono legal services, and service to the nonprofit community. Our attorneys and other professionals also regularly participate in community associations and have active interests on nonprofit boards, foundations and other community organizations.

The first official Clark Hill Cares Service Day, a firm wide volunteer effort, took place on Saturday, June 27, 2009, and included more than 200 volunteers in three states at food banks throughout the region. Our Clark Hill Cares efforts continue throughout the year, with regularly organized fundraising events, sponsorships and service days, in which all employees and their families are invited to participate.

Here is a sampling of the organizations Clark Hill has helped:

Humane Society
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Gleaners Food Bank
United Way
Words Alive San Diego
The Bridge (Dallas, TX)
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The Mission

Thrive125’s mission is to demonstrate commitment to catalyzing communities for growth and prosperity. This initiative uniquely celebrates Clark Hill’s 125 years of helping communities, companies and organizations grow and thrive. By giving 125 minutes of our time to help those in need, Clark Hill attorneys and professionals are helping to ensure our communities thrive for the next 125 years.

The Inspiration

The spirit of 1890 is the driving force behind Thrive125. 1890 was the year Clark Hill was born. It symbolizes the strength and perseverance of our founding entrepreneurs Joseph Clark and Sherwin Hill. 1890 was a time of great change in our nation. Both Clark and Hill were at the center of the historical beginnings of the transportation, automotive, maritime, rail, aviation and trucking industries and they established the firm’s roots that allow us to thrive today. In 1996 Joseph Clark’s firm and Sherwin Hill’s firm made history with the largest merger in Michigan that year.

The firm’s commitment to community and working together set a foundation for Clark Hill to handle all the challenges the 20th century bestowed: the stock market crash, two World Wars, the introduction of immigration laws, race riots, unions, the onset of the information age and the explosion of technology.

With Thrive125 we can continue building upon this foundation and help others navigate the 21st century to progress and reach for success.

The Results

In one year, Clark Hill employees completed 459 125 minute missions which translates to 956 hours of service in our communities!