AVLF Celebrates 40th Birthday with over $12,000 in Matched Donations

ASHLEIGH STARNES | February 22nd, 2019

AVLF celebrates the success of our very first crowdfunding campaign, which raised over $12,000 in low-dollar matched donations to the SAFE Fund.

Our friends at Troutman Sanders celebrated our 40th birthday with us by donating to the SAFE Fund.

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation hosted a one-day grassroots fundraising marathon on February 21st, 2019. The fundraiser celebrated AVLF’s official 40th anniversary, raising over $12,000 for the SAFE Fund.

[Read about the SAFE Fund in the Daily Report.]

Donors were asked to give in increments of $40, and will be receiving exclusive AVLF branded gear for their contributions.

The SAFE Fund is an opportunity reserve fund (or “rainy day fund”) to ensure the long term stability of AVLF’s programs. An anonymous donor has agreed to match the first $500,000 of donations – provided that AVLF can raise the money by September 2019.

Troutman Sanders not only contributed $50,000 to the SAFE Fund, but also threw an in-house birthday celebration for AVLF, encouraging their staff to donate. The firm raised over $1,200 yesterday. Parker Hudson offered to match all contributions made by their employees.

We are so grateful for Atlanta’s commitment to bringing free, high quality legal services to Atlanta homes and families. We look forward to our next 40 years!

Read the first of our 40 Snapshots for 40 Years.

Ashleigh Starnes

Communications Associate

As AVLF’s Communications Associate, Ashleigh helps Lauren Frazier with website content development, social media outreach, and various other forms of communication with our fiercely compassionate supporters.

Ashleigh is ever-eager to share the remarkable stories of our clients, and the impact of AVLF’s staff and volunteers on our community.

Before joining AVLF, Ashleigh was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey. She holds a BA in English and Linguistics from the University of Georgia. She is also a performance artist, and can occasionally be seen performing movement pieces, poetry, and combinations of the two around Atlanta and beyond.

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