Gravel & Shea’s Community Impact

We began 2020 excited to honor Gravel & Shea’s 65th anniversary with a year of celebrations and shared service. We wanted to join with all of you to make a meaningful contribution to the community that has supported us for the last six and half decades.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve had to change course.

We are still deeply committed to our local community—especially now, as we recognize how recent events have affected many of our neighbors.

This year we’re making two special donations as a small way to give back to a community that has given so much to us.

First, we are donating $10,000 to Hunger Free Vermont. Hunger in Vermont has risen more than 40% since the beginning of the pandemic. We are asking our clients and other businesses in our community to consider matching our donations.

Second, we’ve offered to match the donations any of our employees make to non-profit organizations that support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and/or LGBTQ rights, up to a collective total of $10,000. These extraordinary times call to us to reflect on our ideals and our commitment to inclusion in our lives and where we work, and these donations are a small step in that direction.

We’re also providing Gravel & Shea staff up to eight hours of additional paid time off to engage in volunteer work at an organization of their choosing.

We would have loved to celebrate this 65th anniversary with all of you in person. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating virtually by making a donation to Hunger Free Vermont.

There are many areas of need in our community, and our 65th anniversary contributions do not take the place of the ongoing support we provide.

Our primary sponsorship in 2020 continues to be the Vermont Women’s Fund, whose work we’ve supported for 15 years. Creating economic equality for women and girls in Vermont is a cause close to our hearts, and it is increasingly important during times of economic uncertainty.

In 2020, our attorneys are donating their services to the following boards and organizations:

  • Burlington City Arts
  • Trout Unlimited, Central Vermont Chapter
  • Distributed Ledger Governance Association
  • Zoe’s Race, The Howard Center
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • COVID Relief Pro Bono and Low Bono Assistance Program
  • Vermont Legal Food Hub
  • ACLU, Vermont Chapter
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

OUR 2019 COMMUNITY IMPACT

In 2019, we supported the following organizations:

  • The Vermont Women’s Fund
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Howard Center — Zoe’s Race
  • Kelly Brush Foundation
  • Mercy Connections
  • Spectrum Youth & Family Services
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Vermont Chamber of Commerce
  • Vermont Equal Pay Compact
  • Vermont Foodbank
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • Vermont Special Olympics

Our attorneys also donated pro bono legal services to these organizations:

  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Green Mountain Council — Boy Scouts of America, Inc.
  • Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center
  • Lake Champlain Land Trust, Inc.
  • Rent Escrow Clinic (Legal Services Law Line of Vermont)
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • Vermont Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Vermont Youth Cycling, Inc.