Zanes Law Philanthropy All Year Long
With the Tucson celebration of National Philanthropy Day traditionally set for November, leading up to the holiday charity season, the city’s business community is assessing the role of philanthropy in the business agenda. For one of the fastest-growing law firms in the city, however, community involvement is a priority that also makes sense for its business all year long.
“Being active and committed tour community is one of our firm’s core values,” said Claudia Zanes, Director of Business & Marketing (Non-Attorney) of Zanes Law, a personal injury firm. “We are in this business to treat people well, and we believe strongly that each of us has a personal responsibility to contribu0te in our own way to making a better community, year-round.”
Though she is not an attorney, Zanes’ marketing knowledge, business management and deep community ties have been absolutely essential to growing the law firm. Zanes recently chaired the committee for October’s 2013 Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, one of several banner events for the Southern Arizona branch of the American Heart Association (AHA).
“The 2013 Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon raised more than $20,000 on the day of the event, the highest in ‘day of’ donations for us,” said Casey Anderson, business development director of the American Heart Association for Southern Arizona. “This is in addition to more than $100,000 raised prior to the event. We couldn’t have done it without the dedication of people like Claudia Zanes.”
The funds will allow the AHA to conduct outreach and educate women to protect themselves against heart disease in Southern Arizona. “Go Red is more than wearing red or a luncheon; it is a movement that celebrates women standing up to fight the number one killer in our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends,” said Anderson.
“As a mother, wife, daughter and friend as well as a businesswoman, I was delighted to help make this event possible,” said Zanes. “It’s part of business giving back to the community that we all share.”
In November, Tucson will join more than 100 communities across the globe celebrating philanthropy with various activities. The tradition began in 1986 when Nov. 15 was officially declared National Philanthropy Day.
“Every day is an opportunity to give back to the community,” Zanes said. “It’s something that’s deeply rooted in our law firm and has been from Day One.”
In September, Zanes Law was nominated by the Tucson Metro Chamber for a Copper Cactus Community Service Award, sponsored by El Rio Community Health Center, for going above and beyond in service to the community. Zanes Law’s offices in Tucson and Phoenix have teamed up for many community service events including the firm’s annual School Supply Giveaway, Tucson Young Professionals Bowling for Backpacks, Beat Cancer Boot Camp and more.