First Official Chairman’s Award Granted to Anapol Schwartz for Establishing a Family Mentorship Program at the Burn Foundation
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 30, 2009 – The Anapol Schwartz Foundation (ASF), established by law firm Anapol Schwartz, received the first official Chairman’s Award from the Burn Foundation at its 36th annual anniversary gala in mid-October for providing funding to create a mentorship program to assist burn survivors and their families.
The Anapol Schwartz Family Mentorship Program at the Burn Foundation was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the ASF. The funds came from a recent firm settlement in a products liability case involving catastrophic burns to a young child. The program will help patients and their families deal with the unique challenges posed by severe burn injuries by pairing them with former burn survivors who can provide hope and inspiration throughout the recovery process. Already underway at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the program will also take place at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Temple University Hospital.
“We are honored that the Burn Foundation selected us for this meaningful award,” said Joel Feldman, managing partner at Anapol Schwartz. “We take pride in helping our clients and being able to help many others suffering from similar injuries is a bonus. Since the funding of our Foundation comes from fees received for representing individual clients, the programs we support are, in a sense, a collaborative effort with our clients.”
Established in 2008 as a Donor Advised Fund at the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the ASF assists nonprofits that serve victims and their families and funds research and programs aimed at advancing health and safety. The firm will continue to dedicate additional funds as its wins cases on behalf of consumers and their families.
Founded in 1977, Anapol Schwartz is a civil justice law firm with more than 25 attorneys and law offices in Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. and Arizona. The firm has represented consumers in matters ranging from dangerous prescription drugs and medical negligence to unsafe products and hazardous work site cases.