(July 18, 2011, Weil News)
Click here for a full listing of charity events coordinated by Weil
Over the following month the New York office of law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges will develop and host numerous activities around the city in connection with its Pay-It-Forward program. Weil’s 2011 Pay-It-Forward program is comprised of over two dozen philanthropic “micro-projects,” funded by Weil and implemented by the firm’s attorneys and staff. The program is meant to tap into the creative entrepreneurial talents of Weil’s employees to extend the scope of the firm’s philanthropic endeavors. Each project begins with $1,000 in seed money from the firm and endeavors to turn that sum into contributions – both monetary and otherwise –that far outstrip the small seed donation.
Weil’s Pay-It-Forward program is one of many such philanthropic exercises inspired by the 2000 book Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. According to the Pay It Forward Foundation website, Ryan’s work of fiction has been transformed into a worldwide “real-life social movement.”
Weil’s Executive Partners Barry Wolf was joined by Melissa Meyrowitz, an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department, during an interview session that aired last week on New York’s WPIX
to talk about the genesis of the program at Weil.
The link at the top of this page contains a listing of all the public charity events Weil is hosting throughout the months of July and August. The firm encourages the public to get involved in the many worthy causes that its Pay It Forward program supports.