Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) proudly announces its annual fundraising event, Lawyers for Warriors, raised over $100,000 to serve Veterans in need. Military service changes a life forever, and generous supporters made sure pro bono legal services will be accessible for homeless and low-income Veterans. The virtual event was held at 5:30 pm on November 9, 2020 and featured notable speakers and inspiring testimonials. All were a true reflection of the commitment to serve heroes in our communities. Wright Ford Young & Co. continued as the Title Sponsor. Special messages included former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, Top Gun Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Brigadier General Robin Umberg, UCI Law School Dean L. Song Richardson, Grammy nominated artist Jeffrey Osborne, and more. Honorees included Law Firm of the Year – Umberg Zipser LLP, Community Advocate of the Year – ProVisors, Veterans of the Year – “The Fab 4” of Bobby McDonald, Pete Seitz, Chase Wickersham, Steven Spriggs, and Attorney of the Year – Sherry Bragg.
This sponsorship continues Wright Ford Young and Co.’s charitable giving to the Veteran community. “We’re honored to stand with our Veterans who all deserve our support right now, just like they supported us,” shared Hani Sharestan, Tax Partner at Wright Ford Young and Co.
“We applaud Wright Ford Young and Co.’s steadfast commitment to Orange County’s veterans and their families,” said VLI Executive and Co-Founder Antoinette Balta. “Because of compassionate supporters and tireless volunteers, VLI has empowered over 8,000 Veterans with removing legal barriers to their wellbeing. This generous sponsorship helps us ensure that we can be the Veteran’s force multiplier right now when they need it most.”
View the 2020 Virtual Lawyers for Warriors event at https://youtu.be/MY5j08Tjn5k
View the program book at http://www.vetslegal.org/lawyers-for-warriors
About Veterans Legal Institute:
Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low-income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency. For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.vetslegal.org
About Wright Ford Young & Co:
Wright Ford Young & Co. is a member of MGI Worldwide, a Top 20 international accounting network of independent audit, tax and accounting firms, which brings together the expertise of some 6,000 professionals in over 300 locations around the world. It has invested over one million dollars since 2007 to serve for the greatest good in our local communities. For more information, please visit https://www.cpa-wfy.com/.