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Community

Graves Dougherty takes seriously its responsibility to give back to the community that has sustained the firm for so long.

“Working with community organizations is a constant reminder that what we do is not ultimately just about us and our success. It’s about the world we all live in and what we can do to make it a better place for everyone.”

– Clarke Heidrick, Shareholder

San Juan Diego Catholic High School Corporate Work Study Program

Graves Dougherty was one of the first businesses to sign on as a Corporate Partner for an innovative work-study program that gives students at Austin’s San Juan Diego Catholic High School an opportunity to receive real-world experience in a business setting. Graves Dougherty has employed students every year since 2002. The program complements the student’s education process and enables them to earn money towards their school tuition.

United Way Capital Area

Each year, the firm participates in the United Way giving. For several years, Graves Dougherty and its employees contributed more than any other area law firm to the United Way Capital Campaign. In 2006, Graves Dougherty was one of three Central Texas companies to be honored for an “Outstanding Leadership Giving Campaign.”

Meals On Wheels and More

The firm has a group of employees that has been part of the noontime meal delivery program for Meals on Wheels and More since 1998. Attorney, Rick Yeomans was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2014.

Graves Dougherty Singers

Each year in December, a group of attorneys and staff known as the Graves Dougherty Singers travel to area retirement homes, homeless shelters and preschools treating audiences to special holiday music performances.

Individual Charitable Contributions

The firm has a matching program in place to match funds given by staff and lawyers to non-profit organizations of the employee’s choice.

Throughout the year, the firm’s staff members organize various events and drives to contribute to needy families, food banks and other organizations.

We serve as volunteers, members, board members and officers, and offer financial support for numerous organizations, including:
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