23 Natalie Young, helped prepare materials for these informational sessions, held in partnership with the Boston Bar Association and the Army National Guard JAG Corps. The sessions are to address departing and returning troops’legal needs, including bankruptcy, credit, employment, and housing issues. A former Navy officer, Matt has managed the Boston office’s pro bono veterans’ projects. He envisions an expanded collaboration moving forward. “The goal,” Matt notes, “is to partner with other Mintz Levin offices and to get attorneys working together with various nonprofit organizations on the greatest legal needs for low-income veterans so that we can maximize the firm’s impact.“ Gifts for Homeless Veterans For the past 15 years, attorneys and staff have participated in a holiday gift drive to provide homeless vets with clothing and other needed items through the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston. Attorney Michael Gardener and Assistant Linda Champa run the program, and Mintz Levin has become the largest donor of gifts in Massachusetts.“The gift drive allows us to say thank you to veterans who have sacrificed so much for us,”says Michael. “This is especially important at a time when the nation does not do nearly enough to prevent those who have served from falling into homelessness.” Scholarships for the Children of Those Who Served Mintz Levin attorneys have offered a wide breadth of pro bono legal assistance over the years in partnership with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. The nation’s oldest and largest needs-based scholarship organization supporting US military families, the foundation has provided over 27,000 scholarships valued at more than $67 million to the children of Marines and the Navy corpsmen who serve with them. Attorneys from our Boston, New York, and DC offices work with the foundation. Nancy Adams, Kevin Ainsworth, David Barmak, Travis Blais, Joe DiCioccio, Cynthia Larose, Peter Miller, Andy Roth, Allison Whitmore, and Nili Yolin offered legal assistance on various matters, including planned giving, copyright, tax, and insurance issues. A former Marine, Kevin oversees the firm’s work with the foundation, acts as general counsel, and serves on its board of directors. “We’re enabling Marines who are out there in harm’s way to have the security to know that their children will be able to go to college,”Kevin says.“It’s a great way for America to give back.” We rely on Mintz Levin to help us navigate through a complex legal environment. With nationwide scope in our fundraising and operations, we have been working to simplify our structure to increase efficiencies while remaining compliant. Mintz Levin brings a wonderful willingness to work with us as a team to meet our goals. Margaret Davis President and CEO Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation The Power of Partnerships