About Quarles & Brady

Corporate Social Responsibility

Quarles Cares

Quarles Cares, the signature outreach arm of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, marked its 11th year of dedicated service to the communities in which we live and work. Our efforts are both national and highly localized to address the unique needs of each office and its surrounding areas.

On a firmwide basis, we have supported anti-bullying, Go-Red heart disease awareness, and Autism Speaks programming. Local offices have supported the United Way, Salvation Army, United Performing Arts Fund, American Red Cross, and others. Additionally, with Hurricane Irma, when the devastating effects were felt among our own employees in Naples, the firm sponsored an internal campaign to raise relief funds for employees in that office.

For the last several years, Quarles & Brady has applied a special focus to education and hunger.

  • Addressing education, many of our offices have cultivated relationships with local elementary schools, hosting anti-bullying programs, reading with children, donating blankets, spending time in the classroom, and securing/readying mountains of school supplies to ensure that every child feels special.
  • Addressing hunger, we’ve raised funds for food agencies through jeans days, lunches, and cook-offs. We’ve collected food for schools. We’ve served meals to children, the homeless, and families. Our team has also donated, packed, unpacked, sorted, and stocked food for pantries.

These are just some of the organizations our offices have partnered with on our hunger-related and educational initiatives.

  • A Just Harvest (Chicago)
  • Laces for Love (Naples)
  • American Red Cross (Indianapolis)
  • Madison School District Transitional Educational Program (Madison)
  • Benjamin Franklin School (Milwaukee)
  • Make Room for Youth (Madison)
  • Blessings in a Backpack (Chicago)
  • Night Ministry Health Outreach (Chicago)
  • Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf (Tampa)
  • Operation Fresh Start (Madison)
  • Boys & Girls Club (Phoenix,Tampa)
  • Roland Park School (Tampa)
  • Camp Boggy Creek (Naples)
  • Second Harvest (Madison, Milwaukee)
  • Capital Area Food Bank (Washington, D.C.)
  • Second Helpings (Indianapolis)
  • Capitol School (Phoenix)
  • Shepherd Community Center (Indianapolis)
  • Carrillo Communication/Creative Arts Magnet School (Tucson)
  • St. John’s Open Door Cafe Program (Milwaukee)
  • Children’s Theater of Madison (Madison)
  • St. Mary’s Food Bank (Phoenix)
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (Washington, D.C.)
  • St. Mary’s Child Center (Indianapolis)
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson)
  • St. Matthew’s House (Naples)
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger (Tampa)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Phoenix)
  • Food from the Bar (Washington, D.C.)
  • TMM Family Services, Inc./Children’s Village (Tucson)
  • Gleaners Food Bank (Indianapolis)
  • Tucson Medical Center-Girls on the Run (Tucson)
  • Golden Terrace Elementary School (Naples)
  • Voices for Children (Tampa)
  • Hendley Elementary School (Washington, D.C.)

SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix Office & Capitol School

For more than 27 years, Quarles & Brady has served as a corporate partner to Capitol School in Phoenix, Arizona. Members of the Quarles & Brady team have long served as “homeroom parents,” planning classroom celebrations, assisting in reading programs, and providing supplies. In 2017, 45 team members volunteered their time to directly interact with students.

In addition, the Phoenix office held fundraisers to purchase 362 sweaters, one for each child in kindergarten through sixth grade. As part of Quarles & Brady’s 125th anniversary, the Quarles & Brady 125th Anniversary Book Scholarship Fund was created. Funds were used to provide Scholastic Book Fair vouchers to students as recognition for individual achievement.

Communication Appreciation Day | Our Gifts to the Community

Quarles & Brady celebrated its 125th anniversary with a week of activities that thanked attorneys, staff, clients, and the community. The following list details gifts provided to community partners in our office locations.

Office Educational Partner Gift
Chicago Blessings in a Backpack Through Blessings in a Backpack, our gift helped provide food during the weekends to children who don’t have access to good, reliable nutrition.
Indianapolis Shepherd Community Center A Buddy Bench was donated to Shepherd Community Center, which aims to break the cycle of poverty by educating and empowering children, youth, and families. Its programming includes early elementary education, after-school, and summer programming.
Madison Goodman Community Center A donation to subsidize educational programs was provided to Goodman Community Center. In one of its many programs, TEENworks, high school students are taught critical employment skills in a supportive, hands-on environment.
Milwaukee Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Benjamin Franklin Elementary was provided with a roomful of new sporting equipment, including volleyballs, kickballs, footballs, jump ropes, hula hoops, chalkboards, sidewalk chalk, and more.
Naples Golden Terrace Elementary School A donation was made to the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program at Golden Terrace. The program promotes positive behavior and acknowledges students for their positive behavior choices in school.
Phoenix & Scottsdale Capitol School An Anniversary Book Scholarship was designed in coordination with Capitol School. The school gave students vouchers for a Fall Scholastic book fair as part of a reading intervention program.
Tampa Roland Park K-8 Magnet School A Buddy Bench was provided to Roland Park School to promote friendship, caring, and awareness of the needs of others.
Tucson Carrillo Communication/Creative Arts Magnet School A Buddy Bench was provided to Carrillo Communication/Creative Arts Magnet school to reinforce the school’s ongoing program on kindness.
Washington, D.C. Hendley Elementary School Hendley Elementary provides an enriching curriculum to underserved children. Funds were donated to provide the school’s uniform shirts to children who need them and restock much-needed office supplies.

For More Information
For further detail regarding our Quarles Cares program, please contact Darlene Austin, our Director of Diversity, Employee Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility at (414) 277-5228 / [email protected]. To view photos of our community initiatives, visit our Facebook page.

Recent Activities

Chicago: 2017 Race Judicata, fundraiser for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Indianapolis: Sorting food at Good Shepherd Food Pantry

Madison: Walking to support literacy

Naples: Participating in community beautification

Phoenix/Scottsdale: Biking for Phoenix Children's Hospital

Tampa: Walking for a Cure

Tucson: Donating a Buddy Bench to Carrillo Communication/Creative Arts Magnet School

Washington, D.C.: Donating much-needed office supplies to Hendley Elementary