Community Service

We dedicate time and resources to help others and make our community a better place to live and work.
It's our responsibility as lawyers, individuals, and citizens to give back when and where we can. While our firm supports many churches, schools, and nonprofits, a few stand out. Below are just a few of the organizations where a team member has a personal connection, where we’re proudly supporting our clients’ efforts, or where the unique story or mission of the organization particularly resonates with our firm.

Ronald McDonald House

One of our team members started volunteering with Ronald McDonald House (RMH) more than a decade ago. His passion for the cause spread to the whole firm, and now everyone's involved.

When Nicole and Jared’s youngest child had a medical emergency and needed an extended stay at a rehabilitation center in Baltimore, the Gardners stayed at the nearby RMH. “It’s not just a place to stay,” says Nicole. “At one of the toughest moments in our lives, the staff and volunteers at RMH wrapped us in their care and created an environment for healing.” 
Gardner Skelton helps RMH
Gardner Skelton helps Monarch

Monarch Golf Tournament

A client for almost two decades, we’ve cheered as Monarch expanded over that time to serve tens of thousands of the most vulnerable North Carolinians every year. It’s our distinct honor to give back to an agency so fiercely dedicated to its mission of “helping dreams take flight.”

Brave Step

Brave Step helps adult survivors recover from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. We support this organization, and its incredible founder, Crystal Emerick, who took her own “brave step” when she left the for-profit world to focus on this great work.
Gardner Skelton helps Brave Step
Gardner Skelton helps LFF

Legal Feeding Frenzy

One in five adults and one in four children in North Carolina are food insecure. Legal Feeding Frenzy is an annual joint program of the NCBA Young Lawyers Division and Feeding the Carolinas food banks. It aims to fight hunger across North Carolina by uniting the legal community supporting our local food banks. In the last 5 years, one of our Associates has co-chaired this state-wide event. We not only support the mission of our local foodbanks and the incredible work they’re doing, but we also support and encourage our young attorneys to get involved and give back.

Tosco Music

Tosco Music is a nonprofit organization that presents a wide variety of music through performances and outreach programs. Our passion for supporting Charlotte's unique music and arts industry leads us to regularly sponsor Tosco Music Parties. These events showcase an eclectic mix of all styles of music, with performances by a variety of local, regional, and nationally touring acts.
Gardner Skelton helps Tosco Music