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 Community Connections 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 Community Connections 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 Head for the Cure and the Run for Little Hearts.

The Community Connections 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 2019 the Committee selected and proudly supports:

Annie’s Hope

A non-profit organization formed in 1997, Annie’s Hope provides comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

Gateway Pet Guardians

Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal shelter whose passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers care for animals on the streets of East St. Louis, Illinois and surrounding areas. Their mission is to end homelessness for animals in the Metro East through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community outreach and education.

Partners for Pets

Partners For Pets is a licensed, 501(c)3, no-kill animal rescue located in Troy, IL. Partners for Pets regularly visits animal control facilities and rescues animals that have used up their time, need medical care and/or are too fragile for shelter life. They provide care to each animal prior to adoption. This includes, depending on their age: booster shots, deworming, heartworm check & monthly preventative, rabies shot, spay/neuter, grooming, flea/tick prevention and other necessary care.


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:

Happy Hooves Equine Rescue

Happy Hooves strives to create a shelter for equines. It is a rescue that provides care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The JDRF’s mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Lydia’s House

Lydia’s House is the only transitional housing program in Eastern Missouri that is specifically for battered and abused women and their children and that offers immediate community.

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.


For more information about the Community Connections Committee, please contact:

Jacob Grimes
(314) 446.4289

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