Community Involvement

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In addition to providing clients with superior legal services, our attorneys and staff members recognize the importance of serving the community as well. Whether participating in or hosting fundraisers, spending their free time helping out individuals in need or offering leadership and guidance on various non-profit Boards of Directors, Sandberg Phoenix employees constantly find new ways to give back.

The Sandberg Phoenix Charitable Efforts Committee was formed to help organize the interest of our attorneys and staff members and translate it into concrete actions. In 2006, we also established the Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and contributes to the local, regional and national charities selected by the firm’s Charitable Efforts Committee each year.

Each year we are excited to participate in the United Way Drive and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’s Motion for Kids, as well as the various races for causes such as the Komen Race for the Cure and the Alzheimer’s Association walk.

The Charitable Efforts Committee also organizes firm-wide events throughout the year to raise funds for selected charities, including our annual Trivia Night, Thanksgiving Luncheon and Bake Auction.


For 2018 the Committee selected and proudly supports:


Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters/volunteer firefighters and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Randy’s Rescue Ranch (a division of Stray Rescue)

Randy’s Rescue Ranch provides a safe country home for abused dogs, older dogs, hospice dogs and horses and other animals that need extra enrichment, training and loving care. The ranch serves as a safe, healthy place for our city shelter dogs to visit/stay as a part of their critical emotional rehabilitation process. This extra attention and care is a wonderful environment to prepare them for a permanent adoptive home. These animals benefit both mentally and physically, from the environment that a healthy ranch sanctuary atmosphere can provide.


In addition to our efforts for these primary charities, we look forward to holding “Denim Donation Days” and other events to help raise money for other charities in the area.


Additional charities the Committee supports in 2018 include:

Camp Rainbow: The Camp Rainbow Foundation provides free camping experiences to children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases and disorders.

SAFEHOME: SAFEHOME provides a healing atmosphere where survivors of domestic violence can gain inner strength, build self-esteem, explore options and establish a life free of violence.

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery: The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by donations and committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by providing short-term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis.

Saint Martha’s Hall: Saint Martha’s Hall’s mission is to help battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.


For more information on Sandberg Phoenix’s Charitable Efforts Committee, please contact:

Tim Tryniecki

Charitable Efforts Committee



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