Anapol Schwartz Foundation Lets Consumers Select Which Charities Receive Funding

Vote at AnapolSchwartz.com/causes and Firm Will Donate Up to $20K Among Four Non-Profits

PHILADELPHIA – May 26, 2009 - Law firm Anapol Schwartz, P.C., is asking you to cast your vote at AnapolSchwartz.com/causes for one of four charities it supports through The Anapol Schwartz Foundation (ASF).

When you select your charity of choice, ASF will make a contribution in your name. The firm recently designated a portion of its fees to the following non-profits, and has pledged to donate an additional $20,000 among them:

  • The Burn Foundation.  A grant, from part of the firm’s fees in an unsafe products case involving catastrophic burns to a young child, is creating a family mentorship program for burn survivors at this non-profit.
  • Caren Sydnor Locomotor Training Fund -Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation. Financial assistance is supporting a fund, started by Anapol Schwartz client and spinal cord injury patient Caren Sydnor, which provides much-needed locomotor training to other spinal cord injury patients when insurance runs out. The fund also offers equipment to optimize therapy time and help these patients walk.
  • Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. An award, made in the name of a client, is supporting Philadelphia high school special-needs graduates who are continuing on to higher learning.
  • The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities. After providing restitution to a legally blind woman/prison worker whose leg was impaled-and ultimately amputated-due to a hazardous tree that PennDOT and its contractors failed to remove, Anapol Schwartz contributed part of its fees to scholarships for people with disabilities.

Established in 2008 as a Donor Advised Fund at the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), 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.

Anapol Schwartz recently announced this initiative in the 2009 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. The publication identifies attorneys “who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Nine Anapol Schwartz partners were honored this year. They were Thomas Anapol, Lawrence Cohan, Joel Feldman, Howard Levin, Mark LeWinter, James Ronca, Alan Schwartz, Bernard Smalley and Sol Weiss.

 

Founded in 1977, Anapol Schwartz, P.C., is a civil justice law firm with more than 25 attorneys and law offices in Philadelphia, Media, Reading and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Cherry Hill, N.J. and Wheeling, W.Va. The firm has represented consumers in matters ranging from dangerous prescription drugs and medical negligence to unsafe products and hazardous work site cases.