- Partnered with Lawyers Weekly to present the Inaugural Legal Diversity and Inclusion Change Agent of the Year Award.
- Formed the Hispanic Outreach Task Force as a collaborative effort with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Bank of America’s legal department to fight abuses by notary publics.
- Partnered with the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, a non-profit established to provide access to African-American culture through a broad range of exhibitions, performing arts presentations and innovative educational programs.
- Adopted The Possibility Project - Charlotte, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the value of diversity and inclusion to children.
- Served instrumental role in forming the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s Black Professional Network, a group committed to building mutually beneficial alliances with Charlotte-based organizations serving the black community.
- Provide leadership and legal assistance to the Community Building Initiative, a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by government and civic leaders to promote racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
- Maintain a firm-wide Devonshire Reading Program that allows employees to volunteer their time by reading to third grade classes at Devonshire Elementary, which is a public school primarily attended by minority children.
- Serve leadership roles in the Mecklenburg County Bar’s diversity efforts. Litigation Member George Hanna founded and served as one of the first Co-Chairs of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Special Committee on Diversity. Member Valecia McDowell also has served as Co-Chair.
- Earmarked a portion of its contribution to the University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Banking & Finance to support the Director Diversity Initiative, an effort to work with North Carolina-based companies to increase diversity on their boards of directors along gender, racial and ethnic lines.
- Worked with the Council for Children’s Rights to establish a Charlotte office of the United States Center for Refugees and Immigrant Children.
- Spearheaded inaugural county-wide Legal Food Fight initiative, which raised $3,705 and more than 400 non-perishable food items in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, April 2012
- Served as the American Heart Association’s 2011-2012 Greater Charlotte Fit-Friendly Companies signature sponsor
- Sponsored the Young Professionals in Energy Habitat for Humanity project, February 2012