A Campaign for the Future of Diversity
The start of the New Year is a great time for each of us to reflect upon the prior year and whether it yielded the results we wanted both professionally and personally. It’s also a great time for looking ahead to set goals for the coming year and chart timetables for achieving those goals.
After reflecting on the occasion of our tenth anniversary last year, MCCA began to think strategically about how this organization wishes to make a difference going forward. The result was a decision by the MCCA Board to embark on a major effort to substantially increase the range of resources, programs, and services that this association will offer in furtherance of our mission to advance diversity.
It’s an ambitious agenda for our tenth anniversary, and achieving it will necessitate MCCA to raise $10 million, which we have set the goal of collecting by 2010. It’s called the MCCA 10x10x10 Campaign (see article in this issue), and we could not be more excited or dedicated to using these funds to help to change the legal profession in significant and meaningful ways. And we are delighted to have launched the campaign in November 2007 with the early support of the following law firms and corporations who collectively have pledged more than $1.5 million in support of the MCCA 10x10x10 Campaign:
- Arnold & Porter
- Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
- Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
- Bryan Cave LLP
- Crowell & Moring LLP
- Dickstein Shapiro LLP
- DuPont Company
- Gap Inc.
- Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
- Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The MCCA Board and I would love to tell you more about the Campaign and enlist your support. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. DB
Veta T. Richardson
From the January/February 2008 issue of Diversity & The Bar®