Jones Walker proudly supports more than 150 civic and charitable organizations. We frequently sponsor events and programs that benefit the youth and families in our areas. Our attorneys are personally involved with a number of these local organizations and charities, and are often recognized for their outreach efforts and community leadership. Additionally, our support staff members also take part in a variety of events to benefit the community.
The firm's associations with civic and charitable organizations, however, represent only a snapshot of our community involvement. Jones Walker's attorneys participate in pro bono work and bar association service on a regular basis.
Jones Walker is committed to helping rebuild our communities in the Gulf South region, and we are proud to be a part of new growth and revitalization efforts. Our communities are truly something we take to heart.
Jones Walker is a longtime sponsor of several chapters of the United Way, including Capital Area United Way and United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area. Over the past several years, Jones Walker has participated in United Way fundraising campaigns on a firmwide basis. Past fundraising methods and activities have included silent auctions, individual donations, fundraising competitions among attorneys and staff, and raffles. Unique events to spur donations included a Blue Jean Dress Down Day, where Jones Walker personnel donated five dollars to the United Way and were allowed to wear jeans to the office. Additionally, many Jones Walker attorneys are deeply committed to the United Way, having served in leadership and fundraising positions.
Jones Walker has a long history of supporting the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Currently, Chief Information Officer Ruark W. Chick serves on the chapter's Board of Directors, and partner Robert C. Tucker served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007–2008. The mission of the American Red Cross is to help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to life's emergencies. The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter serves the 10-parish area of Ascension, East & West Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, and St. James.
Jones Walker also donated its old computer equipment to the chapter so that it could upgrade its systems and operate more efficiently and effectively.