IT’S OFFICIAL: CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS
So it’s official! Our firm is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this summer. In celebration we have launched a new name (ND Galli Law LLC) and logo, new website and, effective September 1, 2020, a new (fully virtual) Philly address (see below). Also in honor of our anniversary and given our need to celebrate virtually, we decided to recognize and make donations to two of our favorite charities, Career Wardrobe and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & South New Jersey. You can read a little bit more about these organizations below and, if you are inclined to help us celebrate, there is also a donation link provided for each organization!
No celebration would be complete without recognizing all the people who helped make these marvelous last five years possible. First and foremost, I want to thank my team – our Admin, Pat Choplin, without whom I am absolutely certain none of this would have been possible, our current Of Counsel, Scott Kislin and Chuck Goodwin, our past Of Counsel and now client Nancy Saltzman, our contract attorney Linda Alle-Murphy, and our past law clerks, Kristie Butler, Shoshana Mahon, Kelley Bregenzer and Steve Bara. And, of course, we are especially thankful for our many clients and friends who have entrusted their matters to us, recommended us to their contacts, co-counseled matters with us, and/or work with us on our many professional projects and activities.
Last but certainly not least I want to thank my mom, Diane Galli, who supports me at home every day and without whom I’d never be able to do all I do, and our kids, Caroline and Robert, who are patient (mostly) with mom being on yet another conference call or running off to this (Zoom) meeting or that. It’s been a wonderful five years, and I look forward to what the next five years will bring!
Please take note of our new Philadelphia Office address effective September 1, 2020:
ND Galli Law LLC
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street
Suite 3600, #00250
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Our website, emails, phone numbers and New York Office information all remains the same.
I have long admired Career Wardrobe and its Executive Director Sheri Cole since I served on the Board of Directors many moons ago. It was great to learn more about what they are currently doing when I helped in their selection as the new “Forum Ally” this year by the Forum of Executive Women (another organization where I recently served on the Board). For those of you not familiar with the organization, Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit social enterprise that uses clothing and professional development to inspire change. As they celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2020, they are proud to have outfitted more than 90,000 people on their path to employment or as they transition to independence. Annually, Career Wardrobe assists more than 5,000 people with locations in Philadelphia, Delaware, and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania. The public can donate clothing and shop at Career Wardrobe resale stores where clothing is 70% off retail, but 100% on mission. Financial donations from the community keep Career Wardrobe services free to anyone in need, especially as more people are out of work due to the COVID19 crisis. In response to the crisis, they launched the outFITforWorkfund, through which even a modest donation can help them provide a free Wardrobe Box of clothing to a person in need.
I have had the pleasure of learning about Girls Inc. and getting to know its Executive Director, Dena Herrin, after Girls Inc. became the “Forum Ally” two years ago and Dena joined the Forum as a member. Their work on behalf of girls and young women really resonates with my values and fills a definite community need. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. Their programs focus on leadership and community action, STEM, early reading literacy, financial literacy, healthy decision making, and media literacy. Girls Inc.’s mission and the proven, holistic approach they employ to fulfill that mission is making a meaningful impact on the lives of thousands of girls in our region. In the greater Philadelphia region, Girls Inc. (of Greater Philadelphia & South Jersey) serves more than 3,000 girls annually working with schools, community partners, the juvenile justice system, corporations and approximately 200 volunteers. Through their outreach model and existing relationships with many of Philadelphia’s most challenged schools and other youth serving organizations, Girls Inc. is in a unique position to deliver meaningful and consistent programs to some of Philadelphia’s most underserved girls and young women. A donation to Girls Inc. supports initiatives such as self-defense classes, books for their literacy program and hands-on STEM experiences in their robotics program.