Law firm staff help raise $10,000 for local charities

Employees at Conyers, Dill and Pearman have donated $10,000 to charity through the law firm’s employee of the quarter program.

The winners are selected “based on performance beyond the call of duty, team spirit and exemplary work ethic,” according to a press release from the firm.

As part of their award, winners are given $2,500 to donate to local charities of their choosing.

The 2015 recipients, Patrice Boothe, Erin Hollingsbee, Yasmane Beauchene and Samantha Bodden, donated to childhood cancer education and awareness, after-school care, competitive youth sports and animal welfare funds charities.

Conyers’s Head of Office Kevin Butler matched funds raised by employees in a summer raffle, allowing the winner, Alesia Evans, to select a charity to receive the funds. She donated to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Ms. Booth, who won in the January–March 2015 quarter, chose the Rehoboth After-School Enrichment Centre and Rising Stars Netball Club as her charities; Ms. Hollingsbee, the April-June winner, chose Heroes for Hannah, Canine Friends and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations; Ms. Beauchene, the July–September winner, chose Cayman Youth Organization; and Ms. Bodden, the October-December winner, chose Prospect Primary School.

“We encourage a tremendous amount of employee involvement in our office,” said Gene DaCosta, head of human resources. “Our internal programs are developed based on employee suggestions and feedback. I am very proud of the ways our employees continue to ensure community support is a staple of those programs.”

Mr. Butler said, “Our internal programs not only foster team spirit and build morale, but also provide a way for employees to contribute and stay connected to important causes.”