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White and Williams invests in Community by Adopting J.R. Masterman School

posted Feb 21, 2012, 4:32 PM by Clara Jerez

Philadelphia – White and Williams LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is giving back and investing in its community by adopting J.R. Masterman School on March 2, 2012. By “adopting” Masterman, the firm and its employees will invest time, finances and resources to the 1,150 students currently enrolled at the school.

“Philadelphia schools are facing sharp declines in funding forcing local schools to reduce staff and services,” said Guy Cellucci, Managing Partner of White and Williams. “By adopting Masterman, we are investing, not only in our community, but future leaders. It’s a great feeling knowing that this ‘adoption’ will allow a successful area school to continue to inspire and educate its students.”

Marjorie Neff, Principal of Masterman High School adds, “Masterman has a great track record and White and Williams is helping to ensure the school continues on a thriving path. We are proud to have White and Williams as our ‘foster parent.’”

White and Williams and Masterman will kick off the adoption at 2:30pm with a $10,000 check presentation for staff grants. The money will, among other things, allow staff members to purchase supplies needed to teach their students.

Members of the firm will also be on hand to unveil some of the key initiatives White and Williams has in store for students and faculty, including support of the school play, partaking in the school’s annual “Clean up Day,” and college scholarships for three students – one minority, one female and one commendable student.

Additionally, due to the close proximity of White and Williams and Masterman – eight blocks – there will also be numerous mini activities scheduled throughout the year including mentoring days and participation in the school’s Career Day.

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