Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced today a contribution of over $200,000 from the Firm, and its partners and employees, to support recovery efforts in California in the aftermath of November’s Woolsey and Camp fires.
The Firm will donate the money to the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund and the International Association of Fire Fighters Foundation (IAFF) Disaster Relief Fund.
“We watched with sadness as these horrific fires devastated the state of California and affected the communities of many of our lawyers and employees across our three California offices and beyond,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “We were moved to respond to this unique need and are proud to share our contributions with two vital funds working to support the healing of these communities, and in particular, caring for the needs of first responders, many of whom lost their own homes while battling the fires.”
The California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. For more information, visit https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/.
The IAFF provides aid following natural and man-made disasters to professional firefighters and paramedics and their families. The disaster relief fund will assist fire fighters who lost their homes while battling California’s wildfires. For more information, visit https://foundation.iaff.org/disaster-relief/.Kirkland & Ellis provides monetary support to hundreds of charitable efforts and organizations that enhance communities each year. In 2017, the Firm supported more than 1,300 organizations and donated $14.5 million. To learn more about Kirkland’s charitable giving, visit https://www.kirkland.com/social-commitment/foundation.