Giving Back to Our North Carolina Communities
Managing Partners Mike Lewis and Lea Keller both attended Wake Forest University School of Law, where the motto is “Pro Humanitate”. Translated, this means “For Humanity”. This motto has been at the core of how we’ve shaped Lewis & Keller Attorneys At Law since the day we opened our doors. We believe the practice of law is a profession of service. A profession of recognizing the various struggles and beauty of the human condition. We are often called to help people through their most difficult times, and we do not take that responsibility lightly.
Because it is in our nature to help those around us, community service isn’t something that we as a firm have to stop and think about. Instead, it is ingrained in our culture. If you are interested in some of our favorite institutions that might also need your help, we are proud to support the following through regular donations, volunteering, and various other special events.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Mother Teresa
We are passionate about fighting food insecurity in our community. On July 14th, 2021, we pledged $50,000 over the next five years to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina’s transition to their new facility, where they will be able to make an even more significant impact in helping our neighbors. This is an organization serving 18 counties, devoted to the concept that “Everyone Deserves to Eat”. We love this organization because they provide direct assistance but are also making moves to get to the root of poverty and food insecurity. We are honored to be one of the champions joining them in this fight. Their mission is not only to meet the community’s current needs but to also reach the root causes of hunger and try to break the patterns that lead to chronic food insecurity. We will stay champions of this cause for as long as it takes because we believe everyone deserves the access and resources to eat! If you are interested in donating to this immensely important cause, you can do so by visiting their website.
The Winston Salem Theater Alliance
“The arts and humanities teach us who we are and what we can be. They lie at the very core of the culture of which we’re a part.” Ronald Reagan
Supporting the local arts is so important. The Winston Salem Theater Alliance is an organization that fosters the arts in our city. It’s a community theater that is supported by volunteers and donations. They put on events through the year that are often sold out. If you are interested in donating to this organization so we can continue to foster quality arts in our community, their donation information can be found on their website.
“What you lack in talent, you can make up with desire, hustle, and 110% effort.” Don Zimmer
In addition to hunger and the arts, Mike and Lea both take great pride in supporting local athletics. Lea has earned two Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do. She strongly believes in the life lessons martial arts can foster. As such, we give a scholarship to a TRU Taekwondo student so that a child who may not otherwise be able to afford attending this community cornerstone will be able to learn the art and discipline of Taekwondo.
We also support a local football team and various other sport-centric organizations. Mike and Lea are both devoted sports fans that believe in the values sports teach, like team work, discipline, and perseverance.
The Wounded Warrior Project
As a member of the Winston-Salem community who is incredibly passionate about the protection and betterment of the lives of the people who live here, Managing Attorney Mike Lewis saw an opportunity to use his own birthday to help others. In an effort to raise funds and awareness for a charity he is passionate about, Mike dedicated his 75th birthday to the Wounded Warrior Project, a project that supports veterans wounded in action. Mike raised over $3,000, including $1,000 of his own money matching donations from his community.
Members of our military put their families and lives on hold and venture out into danger for the freedom and betterment of the American people. The Wounded Warrior project aims to give back to our veterans with benefits, PTSD therapy, family support, and more. If you would like to support or learn more about this program, visit their website at woundedwarriorproject.org.
- For the past 10 years, Lewis & Keller has been a major contributor to Cancer Services of Winston Salem, serving as a Silver Ribbon sponsor for the annual fundraising Gala.
- The firm has made significant contributions to The Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF) over the years, recently aiding the building of their new facility only a few blocks from our office.
- Lewis & Keller has supported the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina which provides children with quality legal advocacy on domestic violence issues, conflict custody cases, and public education rights.
Giving Back In Your Community
The Lewis & Keller team believes giving back to the community is our responsibility as its members. We encourage our Winston-Salem friends and neighbors to reach out to these great organizations and find out how you too can give back to the community.