Briggs and Morgan Foundation: Commitment to Community
Briggs and Morgan is a leader in giving back to the community in which we live. We believe in helping organizations and individuals achieve their full potential and financially support a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Philanthropically minded, the firm established the Briggs and Morgan Foundation over 20 years ago. The Foundation is funded entirely by shareholders and has donated more than $2.5 million to worthwhile organizations since it was founded. Our attorneys give of their time and legal skills to social, educational, and religious organizations throughout the Twin Cities area.
We are proud to consistently be recognized by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce as a Minnesota Keystone Program participant for giving five percent of the firm's pre-tax earnings to the community. Briggs is also recognized by the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce as giving five percent to the community.
Briggs and Morgan's involvement with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest spans more than three decades and began with shareholder Scott Davies, whose commitment has included service as a member, secretary, local chair, and legal counsel to the nonprofit. Inspired by Scott, many other Briggs attorneys and employees have volunteered over the years, several of whom repeat their involvement from year-to-year.
We maintain strong ties to educational institutions and professional associations that impact future and minority attorneys and support their scholarship programs. Among our list of scholarship support is:
University of Minnesota: In addition to establishing The Briggs and Morgan Endowed Chair for Professorship in Law, the firm supports two scholarship programs: the Briggs and Morgan Scholarship as well as the Stein Scholars Endowment program, which provides full tuition scholarships for students who show extraordinary promise.
William Mitchell College of Law: To help reduce financial barriers for students of color, Briggs and Morgan established the Briggs and Morgan/Honorable Samuel L. Hanson Diversity Scholarship.
Native American Indian Law Students Association: Briggs and Morgan provides funds to enable association members to attend the Annual Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Conference.
Minnesota Minority Recruiting Conference: Briggs and Morgan supports the Frederick L. McGhee Memorial Scholarship, created in 2000 to assist minority students in attending the Minnesota Minority Recruiting Conference.
Our attorneys continue to be recognized for their outstanding personal commitments to the legal profession and to the community. Shareholder Mike Galvin
was honored with the Great Living Saint Paulite Award by the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce for his career-long support and contributions. In 2004, he was also given the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award by the Ramsey County Bar Association. Shareholder Ann Huntrods
received the David Graven Award for Public Service from the Minnesota State Bar Association for her outstanding public service work. Shareholder Trudy Halla
was honored with the Exemplary Woman of the Community Award by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2004 for her long-standing willingness to volunteer and inspire others to serve the community.