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Anne Lindner Quoted in The Ladue News

A table at a fundraiser here. A golf sponsorship there. The St. Louis office of Spencer Fane always has been involved in charitable giving, but a redefined focus has enabled the firm to make a greater difference in the local community. “We wanted to make a bigger impact by making larger contributions to a smaller number of organizations,” says associate Anne Lindner, a member of the firm’s charitable committee. The law office identifies specific charities that “have a strong connection to our firm, where either Spencer Fane attorneys volunteer, or our clients support,” Lindner says. Those attorneys work hand-in-hand with the organizations to create proposals that a committee then reviews. Last year, Spencer Fane committed $37,500 to seven charities, including Covenant House Missouri, Voices for Children, Covam Community Development Corporation and North Grand Neighborhood Services. With the donation, Covenant House was able to buy a new van to transport its kids to workplace training.“The firm encourages us to volunteer, and in the office, the feeling is that everyone wants to give back,” notes Lindner, who has been involved with Voices for Children for three years.In addition to the strategic donations, Spencer Fane also contributes to other causes, including Legal Aid of Eastern Missouri and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.Lindner looks forward to what else the firm can do to improve St. Louis. “We just want to continue to have a positive impact on the community.”Read the article