Foley Receives 2007 Milwaukee Neighborhood Development Award

29 March 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Firm Presented With Vision Award For Local Pro Bono Projects.

Foley announced today that the office received the Vision Award at the 8th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) presented by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

LISC is the largest nonprofit in the country dedicated to urban redevelopment. Each year, the organization presents the MANDI awards to honor nonprofit community groups and their partners involved in revitalizing Milwaukee neighborhoods. The Vision Award specifically recognizes a group that has shown strong commitment and leadership in transforming the community through financial contributions or in-kind support to local development efforts.

Foley was honored for dedicating pro bono hours to complex projects in the community including redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley, a 1,200-acre brownfield located adjacent to downtown Milwaukee; assistance to the 30th Street Industrial Corridor; completion of the Hank Aaron State Trail, which links the Milwaukee lakefront with the near west side of the city; and development of the new Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.

The firm was also recognized for its adoption of a firm-wide policy to support and encourage pro bono work. In 2005, the firm logged more than 30,845 pro bono hours, more than doubling its 2003 total.

The independent selection committee reviewed 41 nominations for awards in five major categories. Winners were announced Thursday, March 15, at a reception at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Foley attorneys Mick Hatch, Hugh O’Halloran, Bruce KeyesSarah Slack and David Loring  were honored during the program. 

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