Chadbourne & Parke Foundation

The Chadbourne & Parke LLP Foundation was created in 2001 to assist the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. It supported groups that provided financial assistance to families and individuals who were affected by the attacks but did not qualify for government aid.

The Firm initially contributed $500,000 to the Foundation. The Firm makes additional donations to the Foundation in the names of many clients.

In 2002, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored the Firm by declaring May 17 "Chadbourne & Parke Day." This honor recognized the Firm for providing office space for more than 100 attorneys and staff of the city's law department when their downtown offices could not be used after the 9-11 attacks. In 2004, the New York Disaster Interfaith Services honored Chadbourne for its donations to the 9-11 recovery group.

In early 2005, Chadbourne announced that it would make a $100,000 donation to the Chadbourne & Parke Foundation for relief efforts after the December 26, 2004 Asian tsumani. The Firm also established a charitable matching program, where the Firm matched individual donations by employees. The Foundation subsequently donated $125,000 to seven tsunami-related charitable groups. In the fall of 2005, the Foundation distributed $110,200 to five charitable groups providing aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The Foundation's Advisory Committee continues to identify additional charities that the Foundation can consider for new donations.


"It is our civic responsibility to improve the quality of life for those affected by disaster."
Charlie O'Neill
Partner with Chadbourne since 1972