About the KBA:
Organization's Who’s Who
Leaders of the Knoxville Bar Association.
Barristers- the Young Lawyers Division
2014 Barristers Executive Committee
The Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee works tirelessly on a multitude of year-round projects including the "Firms for Food" program with Second Harvest Food, delivering Meals-on-Wheels on Mondays and Fridays at lunch, and serving as interviewers in the Knox Area Rescue Ministries job skills training program. The Committee also organizes several special "drives" each year, including participation in the Coats for the Cold campaign, Professional Clothing Drives to benefit the Career Closet, Cell Phone Drive for victims of abuse, School Supplies Drive to benefit ChildHelp USA. The Committee also organizes an annual Canned Food Drive Competition and sponsors an Angel Tree each Holiday Season to benefit local homeless shelters. Last year, the Committee also organized its first Cornhole Tournament, which raised money to benefit the Wesley House Community Center.
Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee Activities
Canned Food Drive - Over $25,000 Donated!!
Believe it or not, the Knoxville Bar was more generous this year than last year! Thanks to you, we met and exceeded the goals that we set. Sixteen firms participated and donated over 4,570 pounds of food and over $25,014.00, exceeding our goal of $25,000.00*.
Thank you so much to the following firms that participated:
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Butler, Vines & Babb, P.L.L.C.
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.
Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP
Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
Jones, Meadows & Wall, PLLC
Kramer Rayson LLP
Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
London & Amburn, P.C.
Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers, LLP
Pitts & Lake, P.C.
Sobieski, Messer & Associates, PLLC
Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC
Wagner, Myers & Sanger, P.C.
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC
The results are in:
Most Total Raw Pounds:
1. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz (974 pounds)
2. Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC (305 pounds)
3. Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC (193 pounds)
Bonus Pounds Competition:
1. Kramer Rayson LLP (12,422 pounds)
2. Hodges Doughty & Carson, PLLC (7760 pounds)
3. Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. (7057.50 pounds)
Pounds per Attorney:
1. Wagner, Myers & Sanger, P.C. (461.54/attorney)
2. Kramer Rayson LLP (443.64/attorney)
3. London & Amburn, P.C. (376.67/attorney)
Thank you so much and we look forward to a successful competition again next year!
*Please note that the figures for the total pounds and money donated are doubled as Second Harvest is counting our donations in their annual Double Your Donation Day.
View photos from the Barristers Cornhole Tournament which was held on Thursday, October 24.