Our firm is deeply committed to engaging philanthropically, in a meaningful way and to a substantial degree, with the communities in which we live and work.


The firm has an active Philanthropy Committee who seek, evaluate and approve requests for financial donations. Each year since the firm was started, we have dedicated approximately 1% of our annual revenue to these direct financial donations.

The Philanthropy Committee prefers to provide funding where:

  • ‍the funding supports disadvantaged people and/or people with special medical needs in the geographic areas of our offices
  • the amount of the firm’s donation will be of meaningful size to the recipient (so as to be impactful to the achievement of the recipient’s mission); and
  • ‍where substantially all of the firm’s donation will be used in programming (so that the firm’s donation is used efficiently).

The firm has made substantial, multi-year donations to the following organizations:

Women’s Bar Foundation +
Women’s Bar Foundation -

The Women's Bar Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to justice for low-income women.  They have create a community committed to providing free legal assistance to low-income women and their families.

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The Healing Garden +
The Healing Garden -

The Healing Garden provides a holistic approach to health and wellness that will afford people with cancer and their families the very best chance at great outcomes. They offer complementary therapies, psycho-social support, and the healing environment of nature to people in the Massachusetts area.

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Enable, Inc. +
Enable, Inc. -

Enable, Inc. is a non-profit agency which provides a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults. 

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Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. +
Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. -

The Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. provides students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers. 

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre +
Berkeley Repertory Theatre -

Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968.

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Special Olympics +
Special Olympics -

The Special Olympics has been helping people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success throughout the power of sports since 1968. For nearly a decade, the Firm has been the lead sponsor of Bio-Ball, a unique basketball tournament and skills event that matches employees of Boston-area biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with Special Olympics teams, with all proceeds supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts. Many of our employees also volunteer at this event.

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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress +
Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress -

The MDSC offers a broad array of programs to serve people with Down syndrome and their families throughout the state in an effort to ensure that every person with Down syndrome has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

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Partners In Health - The Butaro Cancer Center +
Partners In Health - The Butaro Cancer Center -

Partners In Health will build an on-site Cancer Support Center at the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda.  The Center will include overnight accommodation for new and ambulatory care patients receiving infusion/chemotherapy (and their families/caregivers) and laboratory, pathology, and radiology services at a single point of care on the Butaro Hospital campus.  Read More

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Enhancing our Clients' Efforts in the Field

Many of our biotechnology company clients have become leaders in engaging philanthropically with not-for-profit organizations that provide research funding, patient advocacy, access to drugs, and other supportive activities for unmet needs in medical areas that may be adjacent to or even overlap the areas of focus of these biotechnology company clients.

We have partnered with many of these biotechnology company clients to enhance their efforts, through direct financial donations and/or the involvement of our employees, including supporting:

American Kidney Fund +
American Kidney Fund -

The American Kidney Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease.

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Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts +
Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts –

to support the efforts of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and other biotechnology company clients whose organizations or employees are working to improve medical treatment options for patients with diseases of the central nervous system.

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TB Alliance +
TB Alliance –

in New York, NY, whose mission is to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. (We sponsored the Community Engagement Program run by TB Alliance in Southern and Eastern Africa to educate trial participants and community leaders about TB drug research.)

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