In late 1998, Jean and Sam Guyton, a retired Holland & Hart partner, initiated the establishment of the Holland & Hart Foundation. A 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation carries on the law firm’s tradition of community service and takes it one step further.
“By bringing volunteer projects in its 15 offices under one umbrella, the Foundation shows the whole firm family what others in the firm are doing. The hope is that individual attorneys, staff and their families, and other law firms and business organizations, will be motivated to do similar kinds of community service.” – Sam Guyton
The Foundation, with its primary objective of providing volunteers for community service projects, is to our knowledge the only one of its kind established by a major law firm in the United States. Other firms have established grant-making foundations, but no others focus principally on volunteerism and building community.
The Holland & Hart Foundation promotes the human side of community service by creating ways for the firm’s extended “family” to help others in need. This “family” includes about 800 current attorneys and staff and another 2,000 or so retirees, alumni and family members in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho, Washington D.C. and Utah.
To celebrate the 2015 holiday season, Holland & Art attorneys, staff, and relatives contributed original works of photography that illustrate what ‘gratitude’ means to them. In appreciation of their inspiring photographs, H & H made a donation to UNICEP which works for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide.