Carney Badley Spellman has a history of being committed to supporting our Pacific Northwest community. We provide leadership on many boards, hands-on involvement in resolving challenging issues and financial support in many community needs. We believe everyone can make a difference, inspire growth in good foundations and values for our future generations. Being connected – that’s what promotes a better place to live and work.
Our Charitable Contribution Committee members are shareholders, associates and professional staff of our law firm. They oversee our financial contributions that assist many local organizations.
Some of our leadership and financial support are listed below.
The life lessons learned in Scouting form a foundation to embrace opportunity and overcome obstacles in life. It’s a great environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills. It gives each the chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society.
Bulldog Haven NW was founded by a group of experienced Bulldog and Frenchie rescue people and owners from the Pacific Northwest region. All of our members are unpaid volunteers who love animals so much they give their time to help the dogs and the cause.
Whether a Bulldog finds itself at a shelter where they feel it has needs before placement, is found by someone in the community, goes missing from their home, a puppy mill is shut down, or an owner finds themselves facing the need to find their Bulldog help outside of what they are able to give.. this is where we can help.
The Campaign for Equal Justice is Washington state’s only coordinated, annual fund drive for civil legal aid, and the fundraising arm of the Legal Foundation of Washington. In 2015, the Campaign raised $1.2 million of the $6.9 million in grants awarded to 23 legal aid providers across our state.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm for Children’s National Health System. We support doctors, nurses, clinicians, and staff who are advancing pediatric medicine through expertise, innovation, and excellence in care and research.
We work with individual donors, corporations, and community organizations that share our dedication to improving the health of children. We are a 501(c)3 organization exclusively dedicated to Children’s National with a gold rating from Guidestar, the nation’s premier directory of nonprofits. Donations are used to improve care, develop new therapies, and find cures for childhood diseases.
Working with the food industry and its surpluses, we come up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. We provide 91,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to stopping hunger.
Our Park Improvement Project program is designed to meet real needs in our state parks that are often too small to get attention through other means. These grants are available to all Washington State Parks on an annual basis.
Foundation for Marine Ecology and Telemetry Research was founded in 2016. This non-profit organization is comprised of a small group of biologists dedicated to the conservation of marine species and populations through the use of cutting edge technology.
The Kaplan Cancer Research Fund at Swedish was started in 1984 as a series of grants that Dr. Henry Kaplan had received while doing research related to experimental drug trials.
The primary focus of Dr. Kaplan’s research continues to be on breast cancer, although he is also continuing his work in hematological malignancies – cancers affecting blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes – and, more recently, in the area of targeted therapy for genomic mutation.
The success of the Kaplan Cancer Research Fund’s efforts relies heavily on the expertise and skills of Dr. Judith Malmgren, a statistical expert and epidemiologist; and Mary Atwood, who runs the Swedish breast cancer database known as the Swedish Breast Registry. The Kaplan Cancer Research team is lucky to be a part of a thriving community of research and to have local and national collaborators, whose partnerships deepen the impact of our research.
The Housing Justice Project (HJP) is a homelessness prevention program providing accessible volunteer-based legal services for low-income tenants facing eviction in King County.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Legal Clinics program (NLC) is to offer free, limited legal advice and referrals to King County residents and Washington State residents with legal issues in King County who might otherwise have no access to the legal system. It is a goal of the program to make the clinics accessible regardless of barriers such as income, education, language or disability.
Lawyer’s Helping Hungry Children is a 501(C)3 organization dedicated to eradicating child hunger in our community and around the world. No child should go hungry, yet more than 17 million children in the US and 150 million children worldwide don’t get enough to eat. In Washington State alone, that is over 300,000 children. To us, that is simply unacceptable. LHHC believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to help make hunger history. As lawyers, we use our resources and our professional skills to fund anti-hunger programs and advocate for children.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center improves the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.
The Methow Conservancy is here to serve the people and the land of the Methow Valley, and to protect this land that means so much to so many for generations to come. Its mission is to inspire people to care for and conserve the land of the Methow Valley, ensuring it will remain a place where future generations can enjoy the rural character and natural beauty.
The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.
New Beginnings provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence – physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. Some who use our services are in physical danger. Others are living with controlling partners in relationships that are emotionally abusive.
Northwest’s Child is a year round day program for children, teens and young adults with special needs. Northwest’s child is broken up into two divisions: Northwest’s Child school-aged and Northwest’s Child Aaron’s Place (referred to as Aaron’s Place). Aaron’s Place was created to address the serious need for full day services for young adults with special needs that have recently graduated from high school.
The mission of Northwest Harvest is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision is ending hunger in Washington.
Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide more than 2 million meals every month.
We’re giving poor and homeless men and women a voice, so they can move on to the next stage of life. By clearing up their legal issues we equip them to leave chronic homelessness in the past. Our volunteer lawyers and paralegals meet with each client to hear their story. Then we help them build a plan to address the issue. We exist to provide affordable legal assistance to those in greatest need.
We offer a pathway to college graduation for hard-working, low-income students of color by providing access to transformative educational opportunities. Our scholars engage in a proven, 12-year model that brings together the academic preparation, leadership development and personalized support they need to graduate from a four-year college and become career professionals and leaders in our community.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Coalition advocates, educates, organizes, and takes action. The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness formed in 1979, when local shelter providers, city staff, advocates, and others who witnessed homelessness came together in an attempt to serve people better and draw attention and resources to a growing crisis. Our mission is to work collaboratively to ensure safety and survival for people while they are homeless, and to end the crisis of homelessness in our region.
Every fall through Project Cool, Coalition members and volunteers make sure that hundreds of homeless children and youth start the school year off right. Project Cool helps homeless students who may have lost most or all of their personal possessions get the school supplies they need to feel confident and be prepared. Included with every backpack a student receives is a Know-Your-Rights flyer on the educational rights for homeless students outlined in the McKinney Vento Act. The Coalition also regularly provides training for staff working with youth and unaccompanied minors to help them advocate for and support the educational rights of homeless students.
Seattle Repertory Theatre creates productions and programs that surprise, entertain, challenge and uplift our community through a shared act of imagination.
In 1963, a group of theatre lovers created Seattle Rep as a foundation for a thriving arts-rich community. Nearly 50 years later, Seattle Rep remains a vital source for creative thought and conversation, a place where the audience brings life to the stories we tell. As we reach new audiences and deepen relationships with our long-time patrons, we welcome and take care of all who come through our doors—there is room for everyone.
For law students, a tight budget and lack of appropriate business attire can negatively impact their confidence when attending networking events or preparing for a job interview. SU’s Center for Professional Development realized that some students chose not to participate in because they didn’t feel prepared, so they came up with a solution: The Pop-up Shop.
In December, the Center for Professional Development at Seattle University School of Law will host its fourth annual Pop-up Shop. This event provides law students with professional interview attire as they prepare for diversity fellowship and career fair interviews after the holidays. A professional stylist is available on-site to make suggestions about coordinating items and selecting accessories. During the 2018 event, nearly 100 students visited CPD and selected up to 2 wardrobe items at no cost. NW Sidebar ran a feature article about our first event in 2016, titled “Help Law Students Shop Without Spending a Dime”.
We are parishioners helping parishioners at Holy Rosary Church. There are times in life when we need to rely on one another. If a parishioner is ill, grieving, homebound, facing an unexpected crisis, or just struggling to get by – we want to help bear the burden. This is the gift of community. St. Paul commended us to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2). We stand together, Shoulder to Shoulder.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord SFAC provides comprehensive and tailored services to support the needs of wounded, ill and injured Service members and their Families.
Assistance is designed to aid the wounded, ill and injured Service members in successfully returning to full duty or departing the service as a veteran.
St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignified night shelter for homeless men age 50 and older. The shelter opened in October 1984 in response to the growing need for an emergency shelter for this special population of elderly men who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness.
Our mission is to promote, develop and expand volleyball opportunities in the community, and to cultivate personal growth through the sport of volleyball in the Region.