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Diversity Calendar

Plunkett Cooney’s involvement in professional and community organizations is a key component of our ongoing Diversity Initiative. The firm’s diversity calendar includes events the firm has sponsored, as well as those attended by our attorneys and staff.

2017 Calendar
  • Wolverine Bar Association Barrister's Ball Sponsor
    April 18, 2017
  • Fiat Chrysler & Michigan Black Chamber's "Inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum"
    February 20, 2017
  • Cornerstone Leadership & Business High School - Sponsor Internship Program
    January 3, 2017
2016 Calendar
  • Cornerstone Leadership & Business High School - Sponsor Internship Program
    January 4, 2016
  • Loyola High School - Sponsor Internship Program
    January 4, 2016
  • Detroit Regional Chamber Sponsorship
    February 6, 2016
  • Go Red for Women - American Heart Association
    February 12, 2016
  • Covenant House Michigan Sponsorship
    February 13, 2016
  • Michigan Roundtable Fundraiser
    March 4, 2016
  • Wolverine Bar Association - Barristers Ball
    April 16, 2016
  • New Detroit - Sponsorship 
    May 16, 2016
  • Midnight Golf Sponsorship
    June 27, 2016
2015 Calendar
  • Wolverine Bar Association - Sponsorship
    January 12, 2015
  • Detroit Regional Chamber - Sponsorship
    January 26, 2015
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity - Sponsorship
    February 4, 2015
  • Autism Alliance of Michigan - Sponsorship
    February 19, 2015
  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
    March 27, 2015
  • Power Company Kids Club - 2015 Auction Gala 
     June 5, 2015
  • D. Augustus Straker Trailblazers Awards Dinner
    June 11, 2015
  • Loyola High School 19th Annual Fundraiser
    June 12, 2015
  • New Detroit Closing the Gap Sponsorship
    June 17, 2015
  • D. Augustus Straker Corporate Sponsorship
    October 3, 2015
2014 Calendar
  • Marquette County Community Foundation
    February 13, 2014
  • Detroit Regional Chamber Sponsorship
    February 25, 2014
  • Detroit Regional Chamber Sponsorship 
    March 6, 2014  
  • Celebrating our Diverse Bar, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
    March 6, 2014
  • Kid's Chance of Michigan
    March 7, 2014 
  • Affirmations Spring Jubilee
    April 5, 2014
  • The Zonta Club of Detroit Group 1 event
    April 12, 2014
  • Women Supporting Women Event
    May 1, 2014
  • D. Augustus Straker Dinner Sponsorship Event
    June 12, 2014
  • D. Augustus Straker Sponsorship Event
    August 11, 2014
2013 Calendar
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Women in Law
    Nomination of Ellen Jannette
    September 26, 2013
  • 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk
    August 17, 2013
  • Cornerstone Student Sponsorship
    August 15, 2013
  • Loyola Student Sponsorship
    August 15, 2013
  • Detroit Cristo Rey Student Sponsorship
    August 15, 2013
  • Veterans of Michigan Medical Center Drive
    August 15, 2013
  • Lawyers of Color List of 100 Minority Attorney's Under 40 (Midwest)
    Nomination of Randal Brown
    July 25, 2013
  • New Detroit's Closing the Gap Awards Sponsorship
    June 18, 2013
  • Act of Faith Fundraiser
    June 15, 2013
  • Straker Trailblazer's Sponsorship
    June 13, 2013
  • Midnight Golf Program Sponsorship
    June 10, 2013
  • Detroit Metro Heartwalk Sponsorship
    June 8, 2013
  • Ohio Food Bank Drive
    May 28, 2013
  • Power Company Kids Club
    May 20, 2013
  • Michigan Women's Tax Association
    May 17, 2013
  • Sault Tribe Scholarship
    May 10, 2013
  • HAVEN Sponsorship of 2013 Promenade of Hope
    April 25, 2013  
  • Plunkett Cooney Women Supporting Women event
    April 18, 2013
  • Legal Aid of Western Michigan 
    April 16, 2013
  • Chaldean Chambers Sponsorship
    April 12, 2013
  • New Detroit Sponsorship
    April 5, 2013
  • Wolverine Bar Association
    March 19, 2013
  • Kids Chance of Michigan Sponsorship
    March 7, 2013
  • American Heart Association
    February 15, 2013
  • Columbus Community Kollel Sponsorship
    January 28, 2013
  • D. Augustus Straker Foundation Sponsorship
    January 28, 2013   
2012 Calendar
  • Salvation Army Sponsor
    November 30, 2012
  • Holiday Giving Tree Contribution
    November 22, 2012
  • Neighborhood Service Organization
    November 8, 2012
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity Sponsorship
    November 2, 2012
  • Michigan Roundtable Sponsorship
    October 30, 2012
  • Life Directions Sponsorship
    September 13, 2012
  • Detroit Chapter Turnaround Sponsorship
    September 11, 2012
  • Detroit Cristo Rey Sponsorship
    September 11, 2012
  • Neighborhood Service Organization
    August 31, 2012
  • Judson Center Sponsorship
    July 31, 2012
  • Detroit Cristo Rey Student Sponsorship Contribution
    July 17, 2012
  • National Law Journal ranks Plunkett Cooney 13th out of 250 of the nation's law firms for the highest percentage of female equity partners (22.35%), July 2012 
  • Shelter of Flint
    June 28, 2012
  • Midnight Golf Program Sponsor
    June 23, 2012
  • New Detroit Sponsor
    June 7, 2012
  • MACP Women's Leadership Sponsor
    June 7, 2012
  • Power Company Kids Club
    June 6, 2012
  • Wolverine Bar Association Sponsorship
    May 30, 2012
  • Loyola High School Sponsorship
    May 29, 2012
  • Life Directions Sponsorship
    May 26, 2012
  • Haven Event Sponsorship
    May 4, 2012
  • Mercy High School - Women's Business Sponsorship
    May 3, 2012
  • The Guidance Center Sponsorship
    April 30, 2012
  • Plunkett Cooney Women Supporting Women Event
    April 26, 2012
  • Shelter of Flint
    April 21, 2012
  • Legal Aid of Western Michigan Sponsorship
    April 20, 2012
  • ABA Women Rainmakers Event Sponsor
    April 19, 2012
  • Women's Lawyers Association Sponsor
    February 28, 2012
  • Wolverine Bar Association Charitable Contribution
    February 27, 2012
  • American Heart Association Go Red For Women Event Sponsor February 17, 2012 
  • Plunkett Cooney Gleaners event
    February 11, 2012
  • First-Ever Women's Entrepreneur Conference - Panel Moderator/Sponsor
    February 8, 2012
  • Plunkett Cooney Associate Conflict Resolution training
    January 31, 2012
  • Covenant House Academy Central Ceremony Sponsor
    January 31, 2012
  • Cornerstone School - Student Sponsorship
    January 15, 2012  
2011 Calendar
  • Sponsor of Women Lawyers Association Movie Screening of "Miss Representation;" November 12, 2011
  • Michigan Roundtable Diversity Inclusion 64th Annual Humanitarian Sponsorship; November 9, 2011
  • Sponsorship for Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Movie Screening of "Miss Representation;" November 3, 2011
  • Legal Aid and Defender Pro Bono Awards Ceremony Sponsor; November 3, 2011
  • Sponsor of American Bar Association Women Rainmakers Breakfast Program; October 25, 2011
  • Women's Initiative Adopt-A-Family Fundraiser; October 21, 2011
  • Sponsor of American Bar Association Women Rainmakers Breakfast; October 25, 2011
  • Sponsor of Cornerstone Schools; October 4, 2011
  • Sponsor of Tow Student Interns From Detroit Cristo Rey School; September 14, 2011
  • Cornerstone University Presentation on Diversity Initiatives; September 13, 2011
  • Sponsor of Women's Lawyer Association; September 9, 2011
  • Sponsor Student Intern From Loyola High School; September 9, 2011
  • Sponsor Neighborhood Service Organization Event; August 31, 2011
  • Sponsor New Detroit Event; August 17, 2011
  • Sponsor Shelter of Flint Event; August 12, 2011
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Names Partner D. Jennifer Andreou Among its 2011"Women in Law;" August 11, 2011
  • Sponsor of Sault Tribe Scholarship; July 15, 2011
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Names Partner Mary Massaron Ross Among State's "Most Influencial Attorneys" During Past 25 years; July 11, 2011
  • Presented at CLEO Sophomore Summer Institute Luncheon on Practice Area Diversity; June 15, 2011
  • Firm Signs State Bar of Michigan Diversity Pledge; June 13, 2011
  • Partner Ken Lewis Serves as Loyola High School 8th Annual Work Experience Program Guest Speaker; June 2, 2011
  • City Connect Detroit Contribution; May 25, 2011
  • Midnight Golf Sponsorship; April 13, 2011
  • NAACP Sponsorship; April 13, 2011
  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce Sponsorship; March 25, 2011   
  • Women's Bar Association Dinner Sponsorship; March 24, 2011
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association CLE Expo; March 19, 2011
  • YWCA Columbus Sponsorship; March 9, 2011
  • Loyola High School Sponsorship; March 7, 2011
  • American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon Sponsorship; February 15, 2011
  • Women's Wear Red for Heart Event Sponsorship; January 19, 2011
2010 Calendar
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Annual Humanitarian
    Tribute Sponsorship; October 12, 2010
  • Cornerstone School Sponsorship; October 4, 2010
  • Neighborhood Service Organization Sponsorship; September 17, 2010
  • Roch Charter Scholarship Fund; September, 2, 2010
  • Loyola High School Sponsorship; August 28, 2010
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity Sponsorship; July 31, 2010
  • Detroit Meals on Wheels Sponsorship; July 31, 2010
  • City Connect Sponsorship; July 27, 2010
  • Lake Orion Education Fund; July 23, 2010
  • Shelter of Flint; July 23, 2010
  • The Guidance Center Sponsorship; June 24, 2010
  • State Bar of Michigan, Plunkett Cooney Collequia Speaker; June 22, 2010
  • Loyola Sponsorship Meeting; June 17, 2010
  • University of Jesuit Father/Son Event; June 14, 2010 
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Sponsorship; June 9, 2010
  • New Center Diversity Golf Outing; June 4, 2010
  • Loyola High School Fundraiser; June 1, 2010
  • Sault Tribe Golf Scholarship Sponsorship; May 1, 2010
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Sponsorship; April 30, 2010
  • NAACP - Detroit Chapter Sponsorship; April 13, 2010
  • Midnight Golf Program Sponsorship; April 13, 2010
  • Breakfast of Champions Summer Job Fare Program City Connect; May 24, 2010
  • Life Directions Sponsorship; May 20, 2010
  • Pro Bono Legal Aid Review; May 4, 2010
  • Detroit Urban Debate League Conference; April 27, 2010   
  • City Connect Detroit Conference; April 1, 2010
  • Chaldean Federation Sponsorship; March 25, 2010
  • City Connect Detroit Board Meeting; March 10, 2010
  • YWCA Columbus Sponsorship; March 9, 2010
  • Covenant House; March 4, 2010    
2009 Calendar
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion - 62nd Annual Humanitarian Tribute Luncheon Sponsor; November 2009 
  • Power Company Kids Club Sponsorship; September 15, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Renewed Loyola Work Program; September 2009
  • Shelter of Flint Sponsorship; August 24, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Participated in Summer Youth Program; August 5, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Earned the American Heart Association's Metro Detroit Heart Walk Law Cup; July 24, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Designated "2009 Silver Company" by the American Heart Association; July 24, 2009
  • Participated in Wolverine Bar Summer Research Program; July 13, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Staff Volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan; July 11, 2009
  • New Detroit Annual Closing Gap Awards; June 11, 2009
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Meeting; June 3, 2009  
  • Summer Administrative Clerk Program; June 1, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Ohio/Indiana Offices; May 8, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - E. Lansing Office; April 30, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Offices;  April 30, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Flint Office; April 29, 2009   
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Petoskey/Marquette Offices; April 27, 2009
  • Marygrove College Diversity Recognition; April 24, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Detroit Office; April 21, 2009
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Bloomfield Office; April 20, 2009  
  • Firm Diversity Awareness Training - Mt. Clemens Office; April 20, 2009
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association 2009 Corporate Council 
        Breakfast, Guest Panelist; April 7, 2009 
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Award Luncheon; March 19, 2009
  • Midnight Golf; March 17, 2009
  • Foreign Student Internship with University of Munster Germany; March 2, 2009
  • Plunkett Cooney Staff Members Volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank; February 14, 2009
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Sponsorship; February 12, 2009
  • Coalition on Camp Enterprise; January 29, 2009
  • Midnight Golf Awards Ceremony; January 28, 2009
  • Firm Participated in Regional Viewing of Presidential Inauguration; January 19, 2009
  • Participation in the Wolverine Bar Association Program 2009; January 12, 2009  
         


          

       

2008 Calendar
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Corporate Sector Meeting; January 17, 2008
  • New Detroit Board Meeting; January 17, 2008
  • Midnight Golf; January 29, 2008
  • Barristers Section of the DMBA - 26th Annual Food Drive Fund; March 1, 2008
  • Detroit Legal News Acknowledges Four Plunkett Cooney Employees in Article for Participation in ADTC; March 4, 2008
  • 2008 Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity Award Presented to Plunkett Cooney; March, 2008
  • Annual Life Directions Tribute Dinner and Afterglow; April 7, 2008
  • Plunkett Cooney Presented at the 2008 Association of Legal Administrators; April 30, 2008
  • Loyola's 12th Annual Tigers Baseball Fundraiser; June, 2008
  • Plunkett Cooney 2008 Silver Sponsor of the 2008 Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion's 5th Annual Diversity Conference; June 12, 2008
  • Participation in the Salvation Army's Fore Kids Golf Classic; June 2008
  • Closing the Gap Dinner for New Detroit; June 18, 2008
  • Summer Breeze and Law Clerk Event for the Barristers; July 17, 2008
  • Senior Alliance 2008 Golf Classic; July 25, 2008
  • Holy Strokes Golf Classic, Michigan RoundTable for Diversity and Inclusion; July 28, 2008  
  • Plunkett Cooney Diversity Newsletter; August 21, 2008
  • Plunkett Cooney Diversity Brochure - 50 Ways to Reduce Bias and Create a Climate for Diversity; September 2008
  • Participation in the Loyola Student Program (LWEP); September 1, 2008
  • Detroit Free Press - Top Workplace List - 2008; September 9, 2008
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Century Club member; September 10, 2008  
  • Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Winner; September 16, 2008
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Award Dinner and Firm Sponsorship; October 8, 2008
  • New Detroit Summit on Race; October 12, 2008
  • New Detroit Economic Sector Meeting; October 27, 2008
  • Midnight Golf Finance Committee Retreat; November 1, 2008
  • Plunkett Cooney Earns 101 Top Workplace Award; November 5, 2008
  • Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Sponsorship; November 6, 2008
  • UofM Black Undergraduate Law Association Speaking Engagement; December 3, 2008 
2007 Calendar
  • Co-sponsored 1st Annual Corp! Magazine Salute to Diversity Breakfast; November 13, 2007
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council 24th Annual Awards Dinner; October 16, 2007  
  • Sponsored JA Young Professionals Board, Salsa on the Isle Event; September 27, 2007
  • MLH - Minority Wayne County Circuit Court Judge; September 18, 2007
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Sector Meeting; September 18, 2007
  • Wolverine Bar Association & ABM Membership Round-up (2007-2008); September 18, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Orientation Program for Mentors; September 15, 2007
  • New Detroit Economic Equity Meeting; September 14, 2007
  • President of Connors Warren Development District; September 13, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Board of Directors Meeting; September 11, 2007
  • New Detroit Board Meeting; September 7, 2007
  • Kellogg Company; August 23, 2007
  • Young Professionals networking Night with INForum; August 22, 2007
  • DMBA Annual Summer Breeze; July 27, 2007
  • New Detroit Camp Enterprise Event at U of M; July 27, 2007
  • MMBDC Professional Sector Meeting; July 17, 2007
  • New Detroit Camp Enterprise Event at MSU; July 13, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Outing; June 26, 2007
  • Wolverine Bar Association 1L Summer Associate Mid-Summer Event; June 23, 2007
  • Leadership Detroit Guardian Event; June 14, 2007
  • NAWBO Annual Meeting; June 14, 2007
  • New Detroit - Closing the Gap Dinner; June 21, 2007
  • Plunkett Cooney Practice Group Leaders Performance Coaching Training; May 17, 2007
  • Wolverine Bar Association Summer Research Clerk Begins Employment; May 14, 2007
  • University of Detroit Cinco de Mayo President's Cabinet Dinner; May 9, 2007
  • NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner; April 29, 2007
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Counsel Breakfast; April 24, 2007
  • INForum Young Professionals Affinity Group Event; April 23, 2007
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Breakfast; April 10, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Send-off Tour of Marygrove; March 31, 2007
  • Minority Corporate Council Association 10th Annual CLE Conference, Chicago, IL; March 21, 2007
  • INForum Young Professionals Meeting; March 20, 2007
  • Loyola Academy Work Experience 2007 Recognition Luncheon; March 20, 2007
  • National Black Law Student Association - University of Detroit Mercy Chapter
  • 2007 Annual Scholarship Brunch; April 17, 2007
  • Wolverine Bar Association Annual Barristers Ball; March 17, 2007
  • Gleaner Food Bank Annual Women's Power Breakfast; March 14, 2007
  • ALFA International Diversity Committee Meeting & Panel Discussion; March 8, 2007
  • New Detroit Board Meeting; March 1, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Program Fundraiser; February 24, 2007
  • InForum Young Professionals Committee Meeting & Networking Event; February 18, 2007
  • 2007 Salute to Justice Dinner - Honoring Michigan's Distinguished Lebanese Judges; January 31, 2007
  • New Detroit Task Force Meeting; January 22, 2007
  • ALFA International Diversity Committee Meeting; January 18, 2007
  • Midnight Golf Program Board Meeting; January 18, 2007
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Annual Business Conference; January 18, 2007
  • New Detroit Annual Meeting; January 18, 2007
  • ALFA International Diversity Committee Meeting; January 1, 2007
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Annual Membership Renewal; January 1, 2007
  • Firm Minority Vendors Program Launched; January 1, 2007
     
2006 Calendar
  • New Detroit Multicultural Immersion Program Participant; May-October 2006
  • Christ the King 8th Grade Tutoring Program; January and February 2006
  • Midnight Golf Program Holiday Dinner; December 18, 2006
  • Attended the Michigan Minority Business District Council Holiday Dinner; December 11, 2006
  • Henry Ford Health System 3rd Annual Diversity Celebration; November 16, 2006
  • Detroit Medical Center 6th Annual Diversity Appreciation Day Celebration; November 9, 2006
  • Black Law Students of America University of Detroit Mercy Chapter
  • Fireside Chat Panelist: "Minorities and Women in Corporate Law Firms"; November 1, 2006
  • Oakland County Bar Association Diversity in the Legal Profession Dinner; October 24, 2006
  • Iftar Dinner at Islamic Center in Dearborn; October 19, 2006
  • Kickoff of Connections Diversity Training Sessions for Firm Attorneys & Staff; October 19, 2006
  • Firm Named Among the 101 Best Brightest Companies To Work For in 2006; October 12, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association General Meeting; October 11, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association African American Entrepreneurs Event; October 11, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association General Meeting; October 10, 2006
  • Merrill-Lynch Sponsored Lecture by Dr. Cornel West at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; September 21, 2006
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Midnight Golf Program Sponsorship; August 31, 2006
  • Ninth Annual Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers’ Race for Kids; August 19, 2006
  • National Bar Association Annual Golf Outing Sponsorship; August 10, 2006
  • One United Michigan Reception - 2006 National Bar Association Convention in Detroit; August 9, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association Luncheon Meeting; August 1, 2006
  • New Detroit Camp Enterprise Sponsor and Speaker; July 14, 2006
  • National Bar Association Conference 81st Annual Convention – “Raising the Bar: Advancing Justice and Equality”; July 12, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association and Association of Black Judges of Michigan - Joint Annual Dinner; June 23, 2006
  • New Detroit Annual “Closing the Gap” Awards Dinner; June 21, 2006
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Annual Golf Outing Sponsorship; June 16, 2006
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Names Firm Corporate Partner of the Year; June 15, 2006
  • Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Job Fair; June 9, 2006
  • Loyola Academy Fundraiser; June 6, 2006
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Member Buyers Guide Sponsorship; June 5, 2006
  • Loyola Academy Detroit Tiger Baseball Fundraiser; June 2, 2006
  • Islamic Center of America First Anniversary Sponsorship; May 25, 2006
  • 10th Annual Damon J. Keith Community Spirit Award Luncheon; May 11, 2006
  • 20th Annual National Association of Women Business Owners Golf Outing Sponsorship; May 4, 2006
  • Wolverine Bar Association First Annual Student Summer Clerkship Program Sponsor; May 1, 2006
  • Band of Angels 2006 Starry Nights Benefit; April 28, 2006
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Corporate Counsel Breakfast; April 26, 2006
  • Lawrence Technological University Diversity Seminar Series Sponsor and Panel Discussion Participant; April 25, 2006
  • National Black Law Students Association – University of Detroit Mercy Chapter Scholarship Sponsorship; April 15, 2006
  • 2006 Wolverine Bar Association Barristers’ Ball Sponsorship; March 25, 2006
  • University of Detroit Mercy Law School Panel Discussion - “Law Students for Diversity and Equality"; March 23, 2006
  • National Association for Law Placement 2006 Diversity Conference; March 3, 2006
  • Lansing Black Lawyers Association Scholarship Dinner Sponsorship; March 1, 2006
  • Loyola Charter School Luncheon – Student Sponsorship; January 1, 2006
  • Michigan Minority Business Development Council Corporate Membership; January 1, 2006
  • Lawrence Technological University Capstone Event Panelist: “Analysis of the Affirmative Action Forum”    
  • D. Augustus Straker Bar Association Trailblazer Dinner Sponsorship   

     
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