Bloom Sugarman Tops $50,000 Giving Mark for Boys & Girls Clubs at 10th Anniversary Event
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Law firm Bloom Sugarman celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Foundry at Puritan Mill on March 16 by topping the $50,000 mark in giving since 2011 to its chosen beneficiary, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. With 12 attorneys, Bloom Sugarman is a boutique law firm that specializes in real estate litigation, employment litigation and complex litigation.
Bloom Sugarman has made a commitment to give back to the Atlanta community and has held a variety of events throughout its history to raise funds for the BCGMA, most notably the “Pig Gig” held in the backyard of partner Simon Bloom. Bloom has served on the executive committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ board of directors and also as chair of the organization’s council of presidents.
Each of the past several years, Bloom Sugarman has honored the BCGMA’s “Youth of the Year” at its annual fundraiser. Brian Ball, the 2015-16 Youth of the Year, attended the 10th anniversary and spoke about how the Boys & Girls Clubs made a positive difference in his life after his parents got divorced. Brian has volunteered more than 500 hours of his time at his club in Gwinnett County. Ball, who attended the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club, also serves as a Leader in Nature’s Kingdom instructor at Camp Kiwanis, BCGMA’s 160-outdoor residence camp where he works with children to build skills like problem-solving, communication and trust.
“We embrace and encourage a spirit of generosity and the Boys & Girls Clubs are emblematic of the kind of organization that we want to support,” Bloom said. “They do great work with the children who need it most to help create positive change in metro Atlanta. We are proud of our firm’s commitment to the Boys & Girls Clubs and hope that the funds we have raised throughout the years have helped to make an impact.”
Attendees included BGCMA President and CEO Missy Dugan, State Senator Mike Dugan and Amy Phuong, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, City of Atlanta.