Last year we approached the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and requested that they make pro bono work a core part of their agenda. They immediately saw the power of pro bono and its potential to strengthen our country, and they have spent the last year planning a major event to gather top companies and challenge them to increase their pro bono work by a collective $1 billion per year.
Next week in NYC, the council is hosting the Pro Bono Summit. We are expecting 150 attendees including leadership from 70 companies. Many of those companies will be making pledges to support pro bono work for the first time.
We want to thank Jean Case and the President’s Council for taking on this important campaign.