September 1, 2016

Harness Dickey Raises More Than $3,500 for Charity this Summer

It’s been a busy summer for Harness Dickey — attorneys and staff in the Troy, Michigan, office helped raise more than $3,500 for local charities, including Haven, The Salvation Army–MATTS Shelter, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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The Troy office was joined by friends and family for an annual summer picnic.

Money raised for the charities comes from both personal donations as well as weekly “casual Friday” donations.  For the latter, attorneys and staff can wear casual clothing, such as t-shirts and jeans, in exchange for donating a small amount to charity.  A list of twelve charities is chosen by a committee each summer, and the office is encouraged to donate to each charity during its designated month.

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Girl Scouts in Virginia play with emoji pillows as part of the IP Patch event.

Not to be outdone, attorneys and staff from Harness Dickey’s Dallas and Reston offices were busy sponsoring two Girl Scouts events hosted by the IPO Education Foundation and the IPO’s Women in IP Law Committee.  The events were designed to teach Girl Scouts about the importance of intellectual property through creating new inventions and making improvements to existing devices.  Scouts who attended the events, which took place at the Dallas USPTO branch and the USPTO headquarters, were able to earn the coveted “IP Patch.”

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Attorneys Kara and Tony Fussner pass out coffee with help from family.

Members of the St. Louis office recently donated time, sweat, and coffee to the Macon County Strides For Down Syndrome Peanut’s Walk.  Attorneys Kara and Tony Fussner attended the event and gave out free coffee to runners and guests of the 5K event.  Despite the high heat during the run, people appreciated the caffeine boost.  Attorneys from the St. Louis office also attended the Girl Scouts event in Virginia.

Upcoming charities and sponsorships include Stand Up To Cancer, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Guardians for Animals, and the OCBA Race Judicata to benefit the Frank C. Perez Youth Fund.  To learn more about community involvement at Harness Dickey, please Like us on Facebook or contact us though our website.