Garan Lucow Miller is committed to working and serving outside the courtroom to build better communities. When Garan Lucow Miller was established in 1948, our founding partners made public service a distinctive feature of the firm. We are proud to continue the tradition by performing pro bono legal work, donating to legal aid agencies, as well as collaborating with charities and nonprofit organizations.
Each and every day, we dedicate our time and effort to creating a greater tomorrow for our people, our families, our clients and our communities. Garan Lucow Miller truly believes that by giving, we can positively impact the lives of others and make a real difference in improving the world we all share.
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Several partners and associates from Garan Lucow Miller’s Detroit office recently attended the 2023 Bench Bar Culinary Challenge. The challenge was a charitable event consisting of a cook-off between teams from the bench and teams from the bar. All proceeds benefitted Alternatives for Girls and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s Scholarship.
Garan Lucow Miller regularly donates Detroit Tigers tickets to local organizations. These organizations use the tickets for fundraisers, or provide their members or special guests the opportunity to enjoy a game. Some of the recipients include:
GLM Volunteers at Forgotten Harvest
In June 2022 GLM attorneys and staff volunteered at Forgotten Harvest in Oak Park.
All were very busy packing food for distribution to local charities. One group packed 2,356 pounds of pizza dough, and another assembled 2,268 lunches for children in need.
Garan Lucow Miller is honored and proud to give back to one of our many communities by supporting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen again this year.
Founded in 1929 by Capuchin friars Solanus Casey and Herman Buss, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves the people of metro Detroit.
Garan Lucow Miller is honored and proud to give back to another one of our many communities by supporting the Pope Francis Center again this year.
The Pope Francis Center provides a welcoming, safe place for those experiencing homelessness to tend to their most basic and vital needs.
Garan Lucow Miller PC wanted to give back to our communities this year by donating funds to Food Banks this Holiday season. Unlike any other year, many families have been affected by the pandemic and our communities are in desperate need of assistance with distributing food to all those families in need.
GLM is honored and proud to have donated this Holiday season to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and to the Food Bank Council of Michigan. The Food Bank Council of Michigan is made up of member regional food banks. Like GLM offices, food banks are in territories throughout the State of Michigan. Our donated funds will be dispersed throughout the state to the following food banks: Gleaners, Feeding America – West Michigan, Forgotten Harvest, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Food Gatherers, South Michigan Food Bank and Greater Lansing Food Bank.
On behalf of GLM, we wish everyone good health and all the best this holiday season. Stay safe, stay healthy and may 2021 be a better year for all.
The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.
The organization accomplishes its mission by three endeavors: 1) Building Awareness for a disease that is not widely known and needs advancements in treatments to help patients; 2) Raising Funds through 5K run/walk events and other fundraising events and campaigns to support clinical research and programs; and 3) Igniting Hope for all who have faced this disease.
GLM Donates Tactical Vests for the City of Warren K-9 Officers
The Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation (PLEA) held a joint Vest Presentation from funds raised for K-9 Vests. Robert Goldenbogen of our Port Huron Office, as well as John Gillooly and Jami Leach of our Detroit office, on behalf of GLM, presented PLEA with funds for 4 tactical vests for the City of Warren’s new K-9 Officers.
The presentation was held at City of Warren, and their 4 new recruits were introduced. Pictured below are:
Office Brandon Roy and “Kantor”, Officer Andrew Koerner and “Rita”, Officer Todd Benczkowski and “Alfa” and Officer Jeremy Kenyoun and “Astra”.
Van Andel Institute Purple Community
Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an independent biomedical research and science education organization committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, VAI has grown into a premiere research and educational institution
that supports the work of more than 360 scientists, educators and staff.
Purple Community is Van Andel Institute’s grassroots community awareness and fundraising program that connects individuals, schools, teams and busineses to the resources needed to join the fight against cancer, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenertive diseases. The best part? Thanks to a generous endowment from
Jay and Betty Van Andel, 100% of every dollar of every donation goes directly to the cause.
On October 7, 2018, Purple Community Team Hope will participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to raise funds for cancer, Parkinson’s and other disease research happening at VAI. Garan Lucow Miller attorney, David Couch, will be running the race as a member of the team.
To learn more about the Van Andel Institute, Purple Community and how you can join Team Hope, visit the website https://purplecommunity.vai.org.