Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton Law - November 2019

November 2019

HowWe Give Back and Honor a Lost Friend


n 1996, we said goodbye to a member of the Hare Wynn family: Ronnie Noojin, a beloved partner at the firm. Ronnie was a special team member; he was passionate about helping his community and always had a smile. He was

financial resources available to utilize everything they offer. This service is crucial to the well-being of our community. A report from Alabama Possible, a statewide nonprofit organization, shows that 800,000 Alabama residents are in poverty, with 250,000 of those being children. The data

also a natural leader, serving on the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Governors and as president of the Birmingham Bar’s Executive Committee. On Dec. 7, we will honor Ronnie and another prominent member of the Birmingham legal community: Jere White, founder of the Lightfoot, Franklin & White Law Firm. Through support and participation in the Downtown

also indicates that poverty affects more than 15% of the population in Jefferson County. The YMCA of Birmingham knows these statistics all too

“... change can only come when we work together to support our kids and neighbors in need.”

well and works every day to meet the needs of our community.

They also believe that change can only come when we work together to support our kids

YMCA’s Noojin & White Race to the Courthouse, we will honor their contribution to both firms and the practice of law in Alabama. Both of these individuals had a love of being active. Several years ago, the teams at both Hare Wynn and Lightfoot came together to determine how we could honor these community figures, which is how the Downtown YMCA’s Noojin &White Race to the Courthouse was born. In addition to honoring these two great men, the race also gives back to the BirminghamYMCA in several ways. Revenue from the race goes directly to funding the YMCA’s financial assistance program. This program provides scholarships to families who don’t have the

and neighbors in need. To accomplish this, they focus on three different areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The YMCA knows how to execute in these areas and has a proven track record of extensive community involvement. They work with 9 million children and 13 million adults each year in the U.S., but it’s not just the people they help; they also employ many people through their efforts and significantly impact the local economies. Among their 2,700 facilities, they have 20,000 full-time employees. If you want to make a difference in your community and help those struggling in the Birmingham area, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved. You can register for the 5K at ymcabham.org/race.

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