Lucy is committed to serving the community and dedicates considerable time to organizations that are significantly meaningful to her, including but not limited to:
CHAMP Camp provides a week-long, summer camp experience for children and adolescents with tracheotomies and those who require technological respiratory assistance. Our campers enjoy and fully participate in outdoor summer camp activities including swimming, canoeing, climbing and zip lining to encourage independence, confidence, and self-esteem and create memories that last a lifetime. Lucy serves on the board.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. Lucy's son, Eli, was diagnosed with T1D at age 6 in 2014. Since then, Lucy and her family have been actively engaged with the JDRF, including in outreach initiatives and serving as the Indy JDRF One Walk Volunteer Team Coach Co-Coordinator.
The American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes as well as provide services to those affected by diabetes. Lucy's son, Eli, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 6 in 2014. Since then, Lucy and her family have been actively engaged with the ADA, and Eli has attended Camp John Warvel camp for T1Ds at Camp Crosley, in North Webster, Indiana.
Indianapolis Bar Association's Ask A Lawyer event provides members of the Indianapolis community with the opportunity to ask legal questions directly of an attorney. Free legal advice is provided by qualified, licensed attorneys as a service to our community. This one-day community event is held twice a year and is sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, in cooperation with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and Indianapolis Public Schools. Lucy is a member and volunteer.
Our Indianapolis Quarles & Brady office has chosen Second Helpings as our Quarles Cares Partner. As a result, we have actively committed to dedicate our time, money, services, and other resources to Second Helpings on a significant and on-going basis. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers, and restaurants — preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create more than 3,500 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to 75 social service agencies that feed people in need. The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the foodservice industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 500 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners, and culinary instructors.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The Lung Association provides support and education for those living with asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and fighting external threats to lung health such as tobacco, air pollution, and more. The Fight for Air Climb event is seeing tremendous success because of its uniqueness and its test of one’s physical strength, stamina and lung power. Teams raise money and seek sponsors for their climb to the top of the tallest building in Indianapolis - the Chase Tower (47 flights). Our Indianapolis Quarles & Brady office has formed a team, which is one of the lead fundraiser's for the event, raising money for the ALA in memory of Maddie Graham, who passed away just shy of 3 years after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, among other things.
On January 5, 2005, Catherine "Cat" DeBrosse died of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), a disease that has no indicators and no cure. Her parents started "Count It! for Cat" (a free-throw shoot-out) in the hopes of bringing recognition to this terrible disease (raising awareness for hundreds of people to be educated on the ways of reducing the risk of SIDS) and to help individuals in their pursuit of a college education. With money raised each year from "Count It! for Cat", her parents created (and continue to grow) the Catherine Sabrina DeBrosse Scholarship fund at Butler University. This endowed scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving female student athlete who is not on scholarship, someone truly playing for the love of the game. Lucy has been actively involved with "Count It! For Cat" since its inception in 2008. The 8th Annual "Count It! for Cat" will be held in 2015.
The Shepherd Community Center is an organization on the near-east of Indianapolis that is focused on breaking the cycle of poverty and provides food, mentoring, skills training, education, etc. to youth from birth through college. As part of a Quarles Cares community effort to help make certain that children have quality meals over summer break, Lucy and others in the Indy office collected items and sought donations from clients and companies. The collection drive lasted from June 15th to June 30th. Also, the Indy Office hosted high school students from Shepherd Community Center for an office tour and job shadowing.