Community Involvement

Since its inception, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C. has been passionate about supporting and strengthening our community.  The firm has long recognized the importance of giving back, and is committed to making a difference where its attorneys and staff live and work.  Lowey Dannenberg encourages its attorneys and staff to participate in community activities.

Lowey Dannenberg firmly believes no cause is too big or too small.  Many of the firm’s members are involved in a wide range of charitable activities, including volunteering with local associations, serving on the board of non-profit organizations, and providing financial support to worthwhile causes.  At Lowey Dannenberg, we are always looking for new opportunities to engage with the community.

Below is a partial listing of organizations, causes and events Lowey Dannenberg supports:

Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer deaths, and its low survival rate has not improved in 25 years.  Research holds the key to finding both better treatments and a cure.  Lowey Dannenberg attorneys have donated to Westchester’s annual Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, supporting The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit funder of pancreatic cancer research.  Numerous Lowey attorneys and staff members have participated in the walk and donated to this important cause.

Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

Literary Connections is a charitable organization devoted to providing basic literacy education for adults and literacy support and enrichment for children in Dutchess, Orange, Greene, and Columbia Counties.  Literacy Connections overs a variety of services including literacy tutoring for adult native and non-native speakers and the Book Buddies program, through which volunteers visit schools and work with children who need extra practice reading aloud.  Literacy Connections also hosts an annual Community Spelling Bee for adults and high school and college students.  A Lowey associate has served on the Board of Directors of this organization since 2013.

HFA Victory Counsel

Voting is a fundamental right in our democracy. Amid growing concern over voter disenfranchisement, long lines, malfunctioning machines and voter intimidation, Victory Counsel consists of volunteer lawyers and law students who lead nationwide voter protection efforts. Volunteer lawyers  make sure voting laws are properly observed and report issues at polling centers on Election Day.  A Lowey associate serves as an election protection volunteer lawyer.

The James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation

For over fifty years, the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation has provided training in government and politics for outstanding undergraduate students by offering paid summer internships in state government each summer in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  In addition, Finnegan Fellows meet weekly with sitting state officials for lunch.  As a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the Foundation relies on the generosity of its friends and supporters to fund its operational expenses and the stipends provided to internship award winners.  A member of the firm has been a Board Member of the Foundation since 1996, and is now President.

Mickey’s Mile for Canine Cancer Research

Cancer is a major cause of death in dogs.  It affects not only the animals themselves but their families.  Mickey’s Mile for Canine Cancer Research is an annual fundraiser which raises money for canine cancer research.  All donations from fundraising are directed to The Purdue Foundation at Purdue University School of Vetinary Medicine.  A Lowey associate has participated in Mickey’s Mile for Canine Cancer Research since its inception in 2008.

Jan Karski Education Foundation

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation was named after the heroic Polish World War II resistance movement fighter Jan Karski.  The goal of the foundation is to instill in people the values of leadership, courage and integrity Jan Karski demonstrated throughout his life.   The foundation works to spread the message of Karski’s legacy with educational activities and public events.  A Lowey partner, who has been a longtime advocate of the principles embodied by the Foundation, joined the Jan Karski Educational Foundation’s Advisory Board in 2015.

Internships and Mentoring Programs

For several years, Lowey Dannenberg has mentored students in a professional setting.  In 2011, the firm mentored Raymond Girnys while he was a student at Brooklyn Law School.  He was asked to return as a full time associate after his graduation.  A few years later, the firm mentored Elisa Horn as a law clerk.  In 2015, as part of the Croton-Harmon High School CHOOSE program, Lowey Dannenberg mentored Layna Quinn as a summer intern.