Kirby & Holt received the Easter Seals UCP award, a wood vase hand turned made from a 100-year-old walnut tree, as philanthropist of the year for its support of children with disabilities.
At Kirby & Holt, we witness the heroic efforts of our clients and their families as they courageously battle the challenges dealt them by tragedy. We are deeply honored to represent these clients in seeking the recovery they need and deserve.
Through this representation, we often learn of others similarly struggling in our society, many of whom have no recourse in our judicial system. We feel called to help these people as well. We try our best to do that through our firm’s charitable efforts.
The Kirby & Holt Foundation began operation in January, 2000, as a vehicle to further this commitment and to allow the firm to honor the courage and spirit of our clients and their families.
The firm's charitable efforts resulted in it being named Philanthropist of the Year by Easter Seals/United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina.
Read more about the charitable efforts of our firm as well as the stories of some of our clients who have inspired these efforts.
- Promoting Organ Donation - In Memory of Jon-Michael Dewitt Ogburn
- Helping Children with Disabilities Communicate - In Honor of Haley Amanda Hale
- Providing In-home Therapies for Children with Cerebral Palsy - Carli Snell Endowment Fund
- Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children - Luke Wilcox Scholarship Fund
- Kirby & Holt gives New Hanover Schools Funds for First Adaptive Playground for the Disabled - in Honor of Morgan King
- Lead sponsor of Easter Seals UCP annual fundraiser
Other projects include:
- Helping build an adaptive playground in Statesville for disabled children
- Purchase of playground equipment for Bugg Elementary School in Raleigh
- Sponsorship of a Legal Aid lawyer through the N.C. Legal Education Assistance Foundation
- Establishing a scholarship at South Lenoir High School to honor a client
- Establishing a scholarship at Purdue University to honor a deceased client
- Helping to establish a scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to honor a client
- Significant financial support for a variety of causes, including Interact, which aids battered women; Food Bank of North Carolina; Urban Ministries of Wake County, which provides essential services such as housing and medical care to the poor; Alliance Medical Ministry, which provides medical care to the uninsured and the The Salvation Army.