Committed to the Capital District Community.
Our attorneys and professional staff are involved in numerous local not-for-profit organizations at volunteer and leadership levels. In house, we often come together to raise funds and awareness for various charitable, civic and religious organizations that are close to our hearts.
We are honored to have been recognized for our long-standing commitment to community service and believe in the need to serve the communities in which we live and work. A sampling of the tradition of service that exemplifies the O’Connell and Aronowitz spirit:
Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
To do our part in helping prepare local children for the 2016 school year, our firm worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady by volunteering our time as part of a nationwide community outreach event — known as the Injury Board Day of Action. On Thursday, August 4th, our attorneys and staff were on site at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant location to repaint the facility’s gymnasium. We also launched a donation campaign collecting school supplies for the 12,000 children across Schenectady ages 6-18 who are served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady. Through the generosity of our staff, clients and vendors, we were able to donate 30 winter coats, 50 backpacks, school supplies and other personal items to assist B&GCs to meet the needs of the students and families in their service area.
Komen Race for the Cure
Our firm has been active supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the annual fundraiser Northeast New York Affiliate Komen Race for the Cure. Our staff has run the 5K race, participated in the community walk and also a contingent who ‘slept in’ for the cure. The event raises funds for breast cancer research and education programs. We are proud to have supported this exceptional cause for several years.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure
Team O&A has been sponsors as well as participants in the Tour de Cure Saratoga. We have raised more than $10,000 to support the important work of the American Diabetes Association. We were honored to be among the first law firms participating and we were humbled by the generosity of our friends, family and colleagues in this event.
American Heart Association Wear Red Day
Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national campaign to increase awareness of heart disease — the leading cause of death for women — and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. Our office staff showed support for the national movement by donating to this worthy cause and by wearing their favorite red attire on national Wear Red Day.
Holiday Giving: Northern Rivers
A tremendous sense of satisfaction is the gift we receive by taking part annually in the Northern Rivers Holiday Giving program. Our generous staff donated an entire carload of gifts, displayed in photo at left, for the local families who benefit from the Northern Rivers program. It’s a humbling experience and brings our firm a true sense of peace to each holiday season.
IB Day of Action in Support of Capital District Veterans
O’Connell and Aronowitz partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to show support to veterans in the Capital District community with a donation campaign to provide necessary supplies for the Albany Stratton VA Hospital. The effort was part of a nationwide community outreach event — known as the Injury Board Day of Action (#IBDayofAction). Our firm hosted a donation campaign at our office to collect needed items for the homeless veterans program at the Albany VA hospital. With generous support from downtown Albany retailer Lodges, we were able to provide 60 winter coats, boots and other personal items for the vets served by the Albany VA. Pam Nichols and Tom DiNovo have been active members of The Injury Board since 2012.