McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation

McKenna Long & Aldridge has long been committed to civic leadership, social justice and philanthropy. Several years ago, the Partners decided to institutionalize this practice by establishing a private foundation that would partner with our people and our communities and provide an outward expression of our internal values.

The Foundation acts as a natural extension of the McKenna Long & Aldridge strategic priorities and purposefully reflects who we are and what we care about. The McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation invests where we can be a part of solving problems, righting wrongs and ensuring justice. The Foundation invests where our people are actively involved. In any given month, our people contribute countless hours volunteering, offering pro bono legal support or serving on the boards and committees of local nonprofit organizations. Together, we are responsive to community issues and partner to extend the impact of our mutual commitments.

The Foundation focuses giving in key areas that align with our professional strengths and partners with organizations providing tangible solutions to key problems in our local communities. 55 % of the organizations supported provide legal services or assist with the promotion of justice. 17% provide essential services to children in need. 11% focus on issues of poverty and homelessness.  6% work in the area of conservation. The final 11% of contributions are awarded to those organizations outside the focus areas of the Foundation where our people are distinguishing themselves through significant involvement.

Since its founding, the McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation has provided more than $3M in charitable contributions.  In 2013, the McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation contributed more than $713,000 to 110 different charitable organizations.  Together, our people, our dollars and our time invested in the following organizations, helps McKenna Long & Aldridge have a meaningful role in easing the challenges and solving the problems for those facing hardship and injustice.

ACE Mentoring

ACLU - Denver

All About Developmental Disabilities

American Heart Association "Lawyers Have Heart"

Anti-Defamation League

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Atlanta Jewish Committee

Atlanta Legal Aid

Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Autism Speaks

Bay Area Anti Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)

Bayhill High School

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boston Medical Center

Bread for the City

Buildable Hours for Habitat for Humanity - DC

Buildable Hours for Habitat for Humanity - LA

California Trout

Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA

Capital Area Food Bank

Casa de los Pobres

CASA of Los Angeles

Catholic Charities Archdiocese Legal Network

CentroNia

Children's Law Center

Colorado Lawyers Committee

Constitution Day

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Council for Court Excellence

Day One

DC Bar Foundation

DC Bar Pro Bono Program

DC Central Kitchen

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

Denver Race for the Cure

Denver Urban Debate League

East Bay Community Law Center

Everybody Wins!

Exceptional Kids Athletics

Federal Bar Council

Friends of John Jay Homestead

Friends of L'Arche Atlanta

Georgia Appleseed

Georgia Association of Women Lawyers

Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)

Georgia Conservancy

Georgia Justice Project

Georgia Legal Services Program

Gifts for the Homeless

Green Law

Home Aid San Diego

I Love A Clean San Diego

Jewish Family & Career Services' Community of Caring

Kate's Club

KIPP Schools of Metro Atlanta

LA Boy Scouts of America

Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of San Diego

Living Coast Discovery Center

Los Angeles Social Venture Partners

Men's Guild Children's Hospital

Metro Caring

Monarch School

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Nature Conservancy

Neighborhood Legal Services

Next Step Fitness

Photo Charity

Polaris Project

Pro Bono Partnership Atlanta

Project Grad

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver

Rivers Alive

San Diego County Bar Foundation

San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

Senior Community Centers of San Diego

Senior Connections

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation

SERVE Haiti

St. Baldrick Foundation

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Atlanta

Street Law

Support Center for Child Advocates

Teach for America Metro Atlanta

The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter

The BASIC Fund

The Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

The Ear Community

The Law Pipeline Program

United Methodist Children's Home

United Way of National Capital Area

Walden Family Services

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Washington Lawyers' Committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington Legal Clinic for  the Homeless

Whitman Walker Clinic

Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

World Affairs Council

Youth Villages

Zaban Night Shelter

MLA Foundation 2014 Board of Directors

Clay C. Long, Senior Counsel - Atlanta (Chair) 
John C. (Clint) Callan, Jr., Partner - San Francisco
Christopher F. Graham, Partner - New York
Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood, Sr. Managing Director - Washington, DC 
Jeffrey K. Haidet, Chairman & Partner - Atlanta
Christian D. Humphreys, Partner - San Diego
Daniel G. Jarcho, Partner - Washington, D.C.
Joann G. Jones, Partner - Atlanta
Kurt L. Kicklighter, Partner - San Diego 
Mark J. Meagher, Partner - Denver
Michael R. Udell, Partner - Los Angeles

Megan McCamey, Foundation Secretary, Atlanta
Roger Rushing, Foundation Treasurer, Atlanta

Application

If you are interested in submitting a request for consideration, please contact Megan McCamey at mmccamey@mckennalong.com.

MLA Foundation

“It is important to the partners and other professionals and employees of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP that we thoughtfully and effectively contribute to worthy organizations working to address the needs of our local communities.  Each year, the Foundation carefully considers contributions brought to us by the people of McKenna Long & Aldridge. We are pleased to support organizations that align with the Foundation mission, especially organizations in which MLA personnel provide leadership and invest their own time and money.”

Clay Long
Chairman
MLA Foundation