Giving Back

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“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

At M&R, we embrace these words by Winston Churchill and seek not only to work for the benefit of our clients, but also to positively impact our communities and the world around us. We do so by adopting the passion projects of our people and committing time and resources to several charitable and community organizations.

In our view, M&R is at its finest when we give back. Toward that end, the firm provides resources and donates time to several nonprofits, including:

Ability First

A charity that provides a wealth of vital services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Each year, more than 50 of M&R’s attorneys, professional staff and their families join together to form “Team Inspiration,” which participates in the annual Ability First Stroll & Roll.

American Cancer Society

This organization is on a mission to free the world from cancer. The firm does its part by participating – year after year – in the Race for the Cure, raising money breast cancer research and awareness. 

“I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles

M&R works with IHADLA to ensure that all children, including those that are underprivileged, have the opportunity to pursue higher education. With the firm’s support (and board membership), IHADLA adopts third grade classes and helps those children (academically and socially) over a period of 10 years. These efforts have led to skyrocketing matriculation rates.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Center

The JDRF leads the global type 1 diabetes research effort to keep people healthy and safe until a cure for the disease is found. We partner with the nonprofit and help organize the annual Orange County Walk to further the JDRF’s cause.

Peace Over Violence (formerly the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women)

Peace Over Violence is dedicated to building communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. The firm actively supports the POV mission.

Phase One

We proudly support Phase One, a 501(c)(3) that advances innovative Phase 1 cancer clinical research and treatment programs.

Project Hope Alliance

For over 25 years, Project Hope Alliance has worked to end the cycle of homelessness in Orange County. M&R has lent its assistance in hopes of improving the lives of 30,000 homeless children in the area. 

South Bay Center for Counseling

The SBCC helps communities in Los Angeles County discover and develop tools for individual and collective well being, a cause particularly important to the firm.

U.S. Ski Team

M&R backed the U.S. Ski Team and its members that participated in the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Water Buffalo Club

We are delighted to be involved in the WBC (including board membership), an organization dedicated to the welfare of underserved and at-risk children in Los Angeles. The charity directly impacts smaller nonprofits by providing grants, hosting events, and supporting youth programs.

Zimmer Children’s Museum

The firm enthusiastically supports this wonderful museum (an M&R attorney formerly sat on its board) that has fun and interactive programs, exhibits and classes that teach community values and social responsibility to children.