AFP Miami Honors Bilzin Sumberg for Its Community Engagement

Press Release
November 2, 2023
Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg is proud to announce that the Association of Fundraising Professionals (“AFP”) has awarded the firm with the Julia Tuttle Award for Community Involvement and Corporate Citizenship. The firm was nominated based on its unparalleled dedication to improving the lives of local communities through its extensive engagement programs.

AFP is a national organization with over 30,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world. Their Miami chapter, founded in 1975, is well-known for hosting one of the first National Philanthropy Days, now in its 36th year. AFP fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

Acknowledged for putting community service at the center of firm culture for many years, Bilzin Sumberg’s myriad engagement programs were pivotal in the firm being recognized. Now in its sixteenth year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares is the centerpiece of the firm's philanthropic activity. Since the firm's inception, attorneys and its team members have been strongly encouraged to strive for community involvement. Bilzin Sumberg Cares continues with the firm's legacy of community service by ensuring that attorneys and staff alike are able to participate in charitable projects, promoting a sense of social responsibility and a "pay it forward" mentality. The program has spanned numerous types of worthwhile initiatives, from cancer walks and toy drives to children's reading programs and pro bono legal clinics. The year-round program reaches its culmination in Bilzin Sumberg Cares Day, when all the firm's employees participate in a day of philanthropic service for a local organization. 

Additionally, the firm is a strong proponent of pro bono work, contributing roughly 1,479 hours in 2022. Each year, the firm holds its Matters of the Heart Pro Bono Awards to recognize the attorneys who placed an emphasis on pro bono services. Recent awardees and honorees have ranged from those who have worked on the guardianship of vulnerable minors, to working for a local non-profit that houses homeless women and children in its building redevelopment, to participating in a law firm coalition that works for gun control and against gun violence.

About Bilzin Sumberg 
Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm's growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships. For more information, please visit

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