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For nearly 200 years, Hodgson Russ has had a philosophy and tradition of giving generously of our time, talent, and finances to the communities we serve. Our attorneys and staff serve on the boards of directors of more than 100 organizations, including those devoted to health care, education, the arts, civic and business interests, and social issues. At all levels, we encourage attorneys and staff to support community organizations with their time, skills, and passion. In addition to the hours we devote to charities, the firm is pleased to provide financial support to more than 250 worthy organizations.

We've recognized a handful of these organizations on our Community Voices page - a digital space dedicated to the efforts of inspirational nonprofits instilling meaningful change.

Hodgson Russ is also committed to providing legal services pro bono to individuals and organizations in need, and we are honored to be recognized for these efforts. For instance, the firm received the 2015 President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the Mid-Size Law Firm category from the New York State Bar Association. And recently, Washington, D.C.-based Legal Services Corporation presented awards to Hodgson Russ and partner Kevin Kearney for commitment to providing pro bono legal services in New York State; the Erie County Bar Association praised Hodgson Russ for the firm's outstanding pro bono efforts; and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York presented its Special Service Award to Hodgson Russ and partner Hugh M. Russ, III for dedication to pro bono activities.

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Following is a partial list of charitable and community organizations Hodgson Russ is proud to support.

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
  • Buffalo History Museum
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Buffalo Prep
  • Buffalo Renaissance Foundation
  • Buffalo State College Foundation, Inc.
  • Buffalo Urban League
  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Canisius College
  • Center for Handicapped Children, Inc.
  • Central Canadian Public TV Association
  • CEPA Gallery
  • Child and Family Services
  • Compass House
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo 
  • D'Youville College
  • EduNations, Inc.
  • Erie County Bar Foundation
  • Food Bank of WNY
  • Forest Lawn Group
  • Friends of Hispanic Arts, Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homespace
  • Hospice Foundation
  • International Institute of Buffalo
  • Irish Classical Theatre
  • JB Griffin Memorial Foundation
  • John R. Oishei Foundation
  • Just Buffalo Literary Center
  • Kaleida Health Foundation
  • Kevin Guest House
  • Launch NY
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western New York, Inc.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Mercy Hospital Foundation
  • MusicalFare Theatre Company, Inc.
  • National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
  • New York Council for the Humanities
  • Niagara Falls Housing Authority
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation
  • Parks and Trails New York
  • People Inc.
  • Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
  • Roswell Park Alliance Foundation 
  • Shaw Festival
  • Shea's Buffalo
  • Sisters Hospital Foundation
  • SPCA of Erie County
  • State University  College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc.
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.
  • Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED/WBFO)
  • Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
  • World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Inc.
  • Young Life International