IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Montage Legal Group is honored to be named a 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Small Business. National Philanthropy Day is an event that publicly recognizes donors, volunteers, and organizations whose gifts of time, expertise and resources contribute significantly to the community. Montage will be honored in the "Outstanding Small Business" category at the 32nd annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon on Thursday November 16, 2017 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Organizers anticipate that over 800 guests will attend the event, which is sponsored by the OCBJ, PBS So Cal, and OC Register.
Since its launch in 2009, Montage's co-owners/founders, Erin Giglia and Laurie Rowen, have actively supported the Orange County community, contributing both financially and through volunteerism to various organizations, and currently hold positions on the boards of the OCBA Charitable Fund, University of San Diego School of Law and WHW.
In 2011, Montage founded a legal community clothing drive to support WHW, a non-profit that provides the unemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. The 7th annual "2017 Suits for a Cause" clothing drive engaged over 60 law firms to hold clothing drives of professional suits and accessories, which supported hundreds of job seekers.
In 2016, Montage owners and their children founded OC Kids Giving Back, a children's philanthropy group designed to spread awareness and raise funds for local non-profits. OC Kids Giving Back launched chapters in Los Angeles and San Diego, and raised a combined $15,000 in funds and donations during its first year for Thomas House Family Shelter, Operation Gratitude, Souls4Soles, Baby2Baby, Goods+, Irvine Animal Care Center, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Together We Rise and WHW.
In addition to their philanthropic efforts, Montage's owners have been recognized for their dedication to advancing women in the law, including OC Metro Magazine's 2011's "Top 40 under 40," feature stories in the ABA Journal and Forbes.com, NAWBO-OC's 2012 Entrepreneur to Watch, USD School of Law's 2012 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award, and 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year.
Montage's freelance attorney network consists of lawyers who opted out of prestigious law firms, and handle substantive projects for small to mid-sized law firms on an hourly basis, providing a cost-effective way for firms to manage case over-flow. For more information, please contact Erin Giglia at Erin@montagelegal.com.
SOURCE Montage Legal Group