Hudson Valley law firm kicks off giving campaign with $5k donation to local animal rescue
FISHKILL, NY (March 19, 2021) – Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe LLP (FKC&S), a Fishkill, NY-based law firm with clients throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital District, is commemorating its 35th anniversary through a giving campaign inspired by its core values: 35 Acts of Kindness in the local community. In addition to the firm’s typical annual giving, including local athletic teams and other worthy causes in the community, donations will be made to organizations pre-selected by FKC&S staff.
“It has been a privilege to serve the legal needs of clients in this community over the last 35 years,” said Jeffrey M. Feldman, founding partner of FKC&S. “There is no better way to express our gratitude than to give back to organizations that are dedicated to the welfare of our region.”
Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County (CARE of DC), a no-kill, non-profit pet adoption agency located in Wappingers Falls, NY, was the first to receive a gift during the campaign when the firm donated $5,000 in March. The shelter protects the welfare of a variety of animals, including stray and abandoned cats and dogs, by providing temporary shelter and medical care, helping them find loving homes, advocating for humane treatment and promoting spaying or neutering to keep stray populations at minimum. FKC&S Partner Kathryn Collins adopted her dog, Pongo, from CARE of DC in September 2020 and nominated the organization for 35 Acts of Kindness.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation from Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe LLP,” said Karen LeCain, founder and director of CARE of DC. “The animals in our care depend on the support of the community and we are thrilled to put this contribution towards giving them the happy and healthy lives they deserve.”
Founded by Feldman and Paul Kleidman in 1986, FKC&S’s compassionate attorneys and support staff have a long-standing track record of investing both time and money in a wide array of charitable causes that embody the values of their firm. Lauded for their efforts through the years, Feldman and team received the 2016 Headliner Award for Leadership in Business and Community from the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ award for Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy in November 2019, among other notable honors. In 2016, FKC&S hosted 30 Acts of Kindness and gave back to local organizations, serving as the inspiration for this year’s giving campaign.
About Feldman, Kleidman Coffey & Sappe LLP
For 35 years and counting, Feldman, Kleidman, Coffey & Sappe LLP has been dedicated to advocating for the legal rights of its clients. Based in Fishkill, NY, its attorneys have successfully tried cases at all levels of state and federal courts throughout the Hudson Valley and Capital District. The firm specializes in the practice of personal injury law and professional liability defense. For more information, visit www.fkcs.law or call (845) 897-5199.
About Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County
Founded in 2016, Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts of Dutchess County (CARE of DC) is a no-kill, non-profit pet adoption agency in Wappingers Falls, NY. The shelter protects the welfare of a variety of animals, including stray and abandoned cats and dogs, birds and others, by providing temporary shelter and medical care, helping them find loving homes, advocating for humane treatment and promoting spaying or neutering to keep stray populations at minimum. To learn more, donate or inquire about adoption and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.careofdc.org or call (845) 240-4862.