Philanthropic Causes

STLA Charitable Giving

Southern Trial Lawyers does more than sponsor one of the nation’s best CLE programs every year at it’s Mardi Gras Conference in New Orleans. Each year the president of the association gets to make a donation to his or her favorite charity.

1999 W. Coleman Allen, Jr. donated $5,000 to the Southern Poverty Law Center, headed by Morris Dees in Montgomery Alabama. Southern Poverty Law Center has for years fought racism and bigotry throughout the nation, and is known for it “Klan Watch” program and litigation against the Ku Klux Klan.

2000 R. Ben Hogan III made his donation to Birmingham Path, an organization in Birmingham, Alabama, that furnishes transitional housing for homeless women and children.

2001 Bruce Rasmussen donated $2,000 to Legal Aide for Farm Workers, $2,000 to Shelter for Health and Emergency for Abused women and $1,000 to a Pro Bono Group for Children.

2002 Larry Friedman made a donation of $5,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami and the Transplant Foundation.

2003 Richard Shapiro donated $5,000 to Leukemia /Lymphoma Society

In 2004, the Presidential Donation was raised to $10,000

2004 Gary Gober gave $5,000 to Faith Family Medical Clinic, $2,500 to Tennessee Performing Arts and $2,500 to CASA.

2005 Fayrell Furr Jr. made his donation to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Clothe the People, an organization started in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

2006 Howard Spiva made his donation to the American Diabetes Association

2007 Gary Green made his donation to MADD.

2008 Adam Malone donated his $10,000 to the Brain Injury Association of America

In 2009 the Presidential Donation was raised to $15, 000

2009 Eric Romano donated $5,000 to Hospice of Palm Beach County and $10,000 to Make it Right, an organization formed to build affordable housing for people that lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.

2010 Marvin Mullis, Jr. donated his $15,000 to United Methodist Volunteers in Missions. An organization formed and managed by Hal H. Crosswell, Jr. M.D. He goes to Hati where he has saved the eyesight of thousands and trained a large number of Hatian doctors to do sight-saving eye operations.

2011 Chris Glover donated $15,000 to TREC, an organization in Montgomery Alabama that provides housing for the homeless.

2012 Maria Glorioso donated $10,000 to The Greater New Orleans Foundation and $10,000 to The Navy Gift Fund

2013 Randy Hall donated $20,000 to Hinds Feet Farm

2014 Charles Monnett III donated $20,000 to STEP Ministries

2015 Earl Denham donated $20,000 to Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw

2016 Pamela Mullis donated $15,000 to Palmetto Place Shelter and $5,000 to South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center

2017 Mark Zamora donated $20,000 to Path Academy Charter School