Firm’s Charitable Action Committee

Through the leadership of our firm’s Charitable Action Committee, our attorneys and staff collectively work together on activities throughout the year in support of our designated charity. We believe that engaging in activities together as a firm fosters great teamwork and rapport amng our colleagues.

Every few years, the attorneys and staff select a new charity to support both financially and with volunteer hours. With full-office participation, we are able to make a nice impact in the community, as well as have fun working together on important causes.

Our current designated charity is YESS, Iowa' largest emergency shelter for kids, which supports more than 800 children (newborn through age 17). We work on a variety of projects throughout the year, whether it's coordinated activities with the children, or providing maintenance/landscaping at the facility. We will raise money for YESS by allowing attorneys and staff to wear jeans to work one Friday each month.

In past years, we have supported Meals from the Heartland, where we packaged meals on several occasions to help feed the hungry, and raised monies on monthly jeans days at the office.

We have also supported Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) with our collective volunteer efforts. Activities included food & healthcare drives, run/walk/bike events, and painting, landscaping and yard projects at CFI housing facilities.

Iowa Legal Aid

Many of our attorneys provide pro bono services through Iowa Legal Aid and its affiliates. The attorneys at the firm provide intake support for Iowa Legal Aid every Thursday afternoon, with 35 attorneys assisting in this endeavor.

Ahlers & Cooney also serves as a “Premier” sponsor of the Iowa Legal Aid Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Equal Justice After Hours.