As firm chair, Kimberly is actively and involved in Quarles & Brady’s corporate social responsibility efforts nationally. She is passionate about and personally supports several local causes as well, through her leadership and dedication. A plaque from Camp Boggy Creek in her office features a quote from General Norman H. Schwarzkopf that speaks to her own feelings about leadership and commitment to Community: "You can't help someone up a hill without getting a little closer to the top yourself." Kimberly's community efforts include the following.
Kimberly sits on the board of directors. Camp Boggy Creek was founded by Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and since 1996 has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically sound environment. Each year, Camp Boggy Creek hosts a bicycle-ride fundraiser. Kimberly organizes a team and lines up sponsors to ensure that the firm’s part in the ride is substantial.
Kimberly’s sense of loyalty stretches long into her past and remains strong through the years. She graduated from Anderson College in 1977, yet she continues to work with the school as a member of its board of trustees to increase its endowment and ensure that it will always be there to create future generations of leaders like her.
Kimberly is a member of the board of directors and provides pro bono legal services to the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation in order to keep it stable and affluent for the long term. She has twice been the chair and host of the Southwest Florida Heart Ball, an elegant celebration of life, with proceeds benefiting the Naples Community Hospital. Kimberly has co-chaired the silent auction for the Community School of Naples Angel Ball, the “best black-tie event in Southwest Florida,” according to Gulfshore Life Magazine. The Community School of Naples provides financial aid to its students solely through donations.