At Munck Wilson Mandala, we share a deep commitment to the communities where we live and work. Giving back is an important part of who we are, as a law firm and as individuals. We are proud to furnish our time, energy, leadership and financial support to a wide variety of civic, cultural and philanthropic organizations, including the following:
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association’s advocacy efforts include supporting government funding for diabetes research and programs, ensuring access to health care, promoting the prevention of type 2 diabetes, combatting discrimination, and much more. The ADA also has a unique legal advocacy program that helps individuals with diabetes experiencing discrimination at work, at school, and in other areas of their lives. People with diabetes deserve the same opportunities as everyone else, and we provide information and even legal assistance if discrimination happens. Our Advocacy improves the lives of people living with diabetes while giving them the chance to raise their voice.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross of North Texas serves a population of over 9 million people. Red Cross volunteers care for and support friends and neighbors who face the worst moments of their lives due to disasters. The Red Cross in North Texas works with the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and the international Red Cross and Red Crescent network. The mission at the Red Cross empowers people to become survivors. Through training and reinforcing preparedness steps, knowledge becomes action and action saves lives.
Bar None Production Company
Bar None is an annual variety show. Written, directed, and performed by Dallas-area attorneys and others in the legal community, Bar None raises funds exclusively for the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship at the SMU Dedman School of Law, the UNT Dallas College of Law, and the Texas A&M University School of Law.
CASA of Denton County
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA trains and supports passionate adults who fight for a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas Theater Center is a major regional theater that engages, entertains, and inspires a diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living, by consistently producing plays, education programs and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.
Dallas Regional Chamber
The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization, committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The DRC works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region—and the most desirable place to live and work—in the United States.
Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support
The mission of Genesis Women’s Shelter is to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. Genesis served nearly 1300 women and children last year and relies on the generous support of the Dallas community to continue providing these services at no cost to clients.
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
The Austin Chamber is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of over 3,000 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. The Austin Chamber tackles the biggest issues facing businesses and provides leadership that facilitate the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its partners.
Head Start of Greater Dallas
Head Start of Greater Dallas (HSGD) is an early education organization that provides children of low-income families the foundation of skills and knowledge they need to be successful in school and life. HSGD offers free, high quality child development services to income eligible families with children ages 0-5 years old. HSGD is child-focused learning but also provides comprehensive services to the child’s family.
Hunger Busters is a Dallas-based charity focused on feeding kids and fueling futures by providing a third meal of the day to food-insecure children. Over 137,000 (87%) of the children attending Dallas schools rely on school-subsidized breakfast and/or lunch as their only resource for food. All too often, these children go without dinner. Research consistently shows that increasing the nutrition of a food-insecure child improves health, educational performance, and the opportunity to grow into a civic-minded adult.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Greater Dallas Chapter
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation provides educational information and support to newly diagnosed individuals and their families within the community.
Make-A-Wish North Texas
Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has been creating life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses around the world. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Wishes even reunite families and enrich entire communities. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on!
Another component of our community service is the provision of pro bono legal services. We recognize that lawyers have a responsibility to help those who cannot afford legal representation. Through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, for example, we have provided pro bono services in family law matters, such as the enforcement of child support orders and the adoption of children removed from their homes by the Child Protective Services division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, the Uplift network now serves nearly 16,000 scholars in pre-k through 12th grade on 17 campuses across the D/FW metroplex. Uplift schools have received national recognition and 100% of Uplift graduates have been accepted to college. Volunteer Center of North Texas Volunteer Center of North Texas plays matchmaker to thousands of non-profit organizations within the North Texas community needing assistance — and countless volunteers anxious to help them.