Are you here in Washington, DC? And are you by any chance free this evening? If so, then please consider attending Banding Together 2007. It’s a battle of ten D.C. law firm bands — good stuff. And even if you have doubts about the music, remember: it’s for a good cause!
Kirkland & Ellis partner Walter Lohmann, chair of the firm’s diversity committee, contacted ATL with this information….
Here’s what he wrote:
Kirkland is a major sponsor; 32 Firms are sponsoring and bands from Sidley, Constantine Cannon, McDermott, Alston, Finnegan, Crowell, Paul Hastings, Sutherland, Miller Chevalier, Greenberg, Gibson, Hogan and Patton Boggs are playing.
100% of proceeds go to purchase clothing, blankets, other essential items to be distributed through DC shelter system. Zero overhead organization, totally lawyer run. More details at www.gfth.org.
(Tony Snow’s band is playing but Tony’s been called away to Maine with POTUS.)
We have a prior commitment, but we may try to stop by on the later side. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
UPDATE: Alas, we weren’t able to make it. But we hear the event was a huge success. Walt Lohmann reports:
“We had an amazing night. Ran like clockwork, the 10 bands were GREAT and so passionate and we had a great crowd. I’d expect that, when all is said and done, we could exceed $70,000, a 70 percent increase from last year, to purchase clothing, winter items and other essentials for DC’s homeless community.”
Congratulations to everyone involved in this most worthwhile endeavor!
Banding Together 2007 [Gifts for the Homeless]