Features Nonprofit

Matthew Clarkson – Chugach Electric Association

The monthly utility bills in and around Anchorage, Alaska, have been at least a few dollars less since January, tangible proof that there can be cost savings when neighboring energy producers combine. That’s what happened last October, when Chugach Electric Association acquired a smaller, neighboring utility, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power. The nearly $1 billion […]

Mona Stone – Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona & Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

Asked how she became the capable and determined attorney she is today, Mona Stone’s response is quick and unequivocal. “I’m a product of great mentorship,” she says. Without those early mentors, Stone says she likely wouldn’t have become the first Indian American attorney to scale the ranks at Locke Lord, a nationally recognized firm with […]

Stephen Kao – American Bible Society

The force will be with you—and in more ways than one—with the opening of the American Bible Society’s Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia in May 2021. From the moment visitors walk into its two floors of display in Independence Mall they will be handed a glowing lamp—akin to a Star Wars light saber—that […]

Lisa Gasbarre Black – Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

Being evicted, unemployed, or left hungry are what some Ohio residents faced in the wake of COVID-19. Here to combat the plight of the downtrodden, however, is Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland. Founded in 1912, the nonprofit charitable organization in recent times delivered more than 150 services at 60 locations to more than 400,000 individuals […]

Guy Billauer – American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Guy Billauer isn’t the only attorney who gets calls at all hours of the day and night. It’s just that he gets them from more time zones, and that’s only part of his job as general counsel and chief compliance officer for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which is better known by its JDC […]

Brett Dakin – Child Mind Institute

Depression. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse. Anxiety. Under “normal” circumstances, many of today’s young people struggle with mental health and learning disorders. Now, add to the mix COVID-19, school closures, civil unrest.   It’s a lot for a child to process, says Brett Dakin, general counsel for the Child Mind Institute, noting that the number of […]

Tim Phillips – American Cancer Society

Tim Phillips can’t emphasize it enough: The American Cancer Society’s mission is a lifesaving one. And while the Naval veteran and experienced attorney was attracted to this noble charge—as well as the unique, underlying legal challenges—he hadn’t been impacted by the insidious disease. That was, until 2009 when a close friend and fellow veteran was […]

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services

In the legal world, negotiating and approving contracts can be much the same whether the contract is for widgets or human services. What the contract accomplishes, however, makes a big difference. The former seals deals, the latter can save lives, and it is the latter that has made Adam Lancer’s work more meaningful to him […]

John Muckelbauer – VFW

All too often, those who’ve served and put their lives on the line all over the world come home to discover that needed support and benefits are hard to find—or even unavailable. John Muckelbauer, general counsel for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, knows he’s one of the fortunate ones. Since leaving the Marine Corps in […]

Jennifer Lohse – Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Call it a sign of the times. This past May, Sesame Street introduced a new character to its neighborhood: a bright green Muppet with bursting pigtails named Karli. Viewers learned early on that Karli had spent time in foster care. Recently, America learned why: Karli’s mother was in treatment for addiction. Helping to mold the […]

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