The attorneys at Wright, Constable & Skeen feel strongly that they have an obligation to contribute to the community. We take pride in backing up that conviction with action, contributing hundreds of hours to the community each year. The firm’s involvement in local and regional civic organizations is deeply rooted. Our attorneys have had many high profile positions such as presidents of local bar associations and many have gone on to become judges or to serve the community in other ways. However, nothing makes the firm prouder than the less publicized public contributions that our attorneys make to the community every day. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a core value of our firm. Since the firm’s founding in the early 1900’s, Wright Constable & Skeen has supported a diverse range of causes, lending a helping hand to those in need in our local communities. Following is a list of organization with whom our attorneys and staff have been privileged to support through active involvement, often in a leadership role.
This Year’s Events/Sponsorships
May 2021 – GB Charities – GB Charities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the Baltimore Community through the education of its youth. GB Charities sponsors promising students from hard working, low income families living in at-risk areas, contributing to their tuition at accredited faith based schools. By providing students with a stable, nurturing educational environment, GB Charities offers them the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Wright, Constable & Skeen was proud to sponsor a hole at this year’s 2021 Legacy Cup.
November 2020 – Maryland Food Bank: Lawyer’s Campaign Against Hunger – Wright, Constable & Skeen was proud to donate to the Lawyer’s Campaign Against Hunger as part of our 2020 Holiday donation. We were thrilled to be able to donate to the organization on Giving Tuesday, which allowed our donation to be matched dollar-for-dollar. For every dollar donated, the organization was able to provide 6 nutritious meals at a time when Maryland families need more help than ever.
November 2020 – Feed More: Central Virginia’s Core Hunger-Relief Organization – Wright, Constable & Skeen was proud to donate to Feed More as part of our 2020 Holiday donation. We were also able to time our holiday donation with their “Make 2x the Impact” campaign, which allowed our gift to double the food for families in need. This means that every $100 donated helps provide 800 meals for our neighbors in Central Virginia.
August 2020 – CollegeBound Foundation – Wright, Constable & Skeen is proud to be a donor to the CollegeBound Foundation’s 28th Annual Lawyer’s Campaign to help support local Baltimore students with college and financial advising.
August 2020 – Girl Scouts of Central Maryland – Wright, Constable & Skeen is proud to be a sponsor for The 2020 Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration. Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s – the event is an annual signature fundraiser that honors Baltimore area women who reflect the attributes that Girl Scouting aspires to instill in every girl. Each of the honorees are paired with a high school age Girl Scout who spends the day with them getting an up close and personal view of women’s leadership. Cindy Rodgers-Waire is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts.
August 2020 – Baltimore Cake & Whiskey – Wright, Constable & Skeen is proud to be a sponsor for Baltimore’s Cake & Whiskey Virtual Event to connect with women in business. This sponsorship is in partnership with Alpha Graphics Inc., and SB Creative.
March 2020 – CollegeBound Foundation – Wright, Constable & Skeen was pleased to host the Rosie the Lawyer Program with CollegeBound for another year. The 2020 “Rosie the Lawyer” program welcomed 22 selected students to our Baltimore location and the day began with an introduction by WCS attorney, Lisa Sparks. The students were then treated to hearing from a variety of speakers, including: Tisha Edwards, Executive Director at the Mayor’s Office of Children & Family Services; Tywanna Taylor, Senior Director of Grants & Contracts at the Family League of Baltimore; and Jacia Smith, Chief of Staff at the City of Baltimore Recreation & Parks. The students also had the opportunity to hear from WCS female attorneys: Cynthia Rodgers-Waire, Mollie Caplis, and Lisa Sparks.
November 2019 – Girl Scouts of Central Maryland – Wright, Constable & Skeen was pleased to sponsor the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Distinguished Women Awards through board member and WCS attorney, Cindy Rodgers-Waire. The Awards ceremony is attended by more than 350 business, civic and community leaders. The event honors five local women leaders for their exemplary professional accomplishments and community contributions. Honorees are paired with a high school-aged Girl Scout, who spends a day with the Honoree to experience a typical day in her role and learn more about how she navigated her career. Event proceeds directly benefit the more than 20,000 girls served in central Maryland.
October 2019 – College Bound: Wright, Constable & Skeen sponsored College Bound as part of our Rosie the Lawyer collaboration. We are looking forward to our 2020 Rosie the Lawyer event coming up in March!
October 2019 – Melwood Horticultural Training Center: Wright, Constable & Skeen and partner Laura Rubenstein were honored to sponsor the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Legal Policy Symposium.
September 2019 – BC&E Hard Hat Gala: WCS was pleased to be a favor sponsor for the Building Congress & Exchange Hard Hat Gala. The black-tie optional event that was held at the Hippodrome Theater on 9/28/19. Pictured left to right: Julie Dellinger, Don Walsh, Morgan Dilks, Lisa Sparks.
July 31, 2019 – Ronald McDonald House: Wright, Constable & Skeen loves working with the Ronald McDonald House in Maryland! We were excited to return this year to serve a special meal to the families at the house. You can browse through photos from the event here.
July 19, 2019 – Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union – Wright, Constable & Skeen was a proud Special Sponsor of the 20th Annual Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union “Golf for Kids” Charity Golf Tournament held on July 19th at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, Maryland. Browse through photos from the event here.
June 2019 – PSCA Golf Outing: Jason Potter and Mike Stover attended the 8th Annual Philadelphia Surety Claims Association Golf Outing just outside Philadelphia. WCS was a hole-sponsor. The event was attended by numerous surety clients and featured lunch, cocktails, dinner, prizes and golf.
May 17, 2019 – Praxis Charity – Wright, Constable & Skeen and partner Paul Evelius was a Platinum Sponsor of the 13th Annual Praxis Charity Golf Outing.
May 2, 2019 – We greatly enjoyed the 2019 WC&S Golf School, where participants were taught the finer points of chipping, putting and driving by three PGA professionals at The Suburban Club. Browse through the photos here.
March 24, 2019 – Ken Davies is a member of The Spire Series Choir who hosted a benefit to raise awareness about violence in Baltimore at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church. Watch the performance here.
Maryland Historical Society; Walters Art Museum.
ADR Maryland; American Arbitration Association: International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Panel of Neutrals; American Bar Association, International Law Sub-Committee, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee of the Tort & Insurance Practice Section; Forum on the Construction Industry, Committee on Admiralty and Maritime Law TIPS Section; Bar Associations Insurance Trust; Baltimore Bar Foundation; Bar Association of Baltimore City: Young Lawyers’ Division, Family Law Section, Fee Arbitration Committee, Fundraising Committee; Baltimore County Bar Association: Law Day Committee, Family and Juvenile Law Section; Bankruptcy Bar Association of Maryland; Character Committee of the Court of Appeals of Maryland (Sixth Appellate Circuit); Defense Research Institute; Federal Bar Association; International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of Arbitration; Maryland Association of Trial Defense Counsel; Litigation Counsel of America; Maryland Defense Counsel; Maryland State Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee and International Law Committee; Maritime Law Association of the United States; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel; Washington International Commercial Arbitration Center; Maryland Defense Force and Baltimore Drug Courts Foundation.
The MD Food Bank, College Bound Foundation, Back on My Feet (BoMF) Baltimore, The Ronald McDonald House, American Heart Association.
Annual Law Day for Seniors, Ethel Elan Safe Haven; First & Franklin Street Presbyterian Church; Helping Other Community Organized to Improve Life, Inc.; Maryland Food Bank; People Through Empowerment, Inc.; Rebuilding Together Baltimore; Rosie the Lawyer Program; Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Family Law Hotline and Reduced Fee Child Custody Project; Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.
Notre Dame of Maryland University Board of Trustees; Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, University of Maryland Chapter; Loyola Blakefield Board of Trustees; Loyola Notre Dame Joint Library; University of Maryland Law School Fund; Resurrection – St. Paul School Board; Community College of Baltimore County; Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL); Professional Liability Defense Federation; University of Maryland Paralegal Program; Loyola College; Living Classrooms Foundation.
Baltimore County Land Trust Alliance; Gunpowder Valley Rural Legacy Committee; Ladew Topiary Gardens; Manor Area Association; The Manor Conservancy; Maryland Alliance of Local Land Trusts; Maryland Environmental Trust; National Alliance of Land Trusts; North County Advisory Group.
People’s Community Health Centers; Good Shepherd Center; Kennedy Krieger Institute.
American Institute of Architects; Associated Builders & Contractors, Baltimore Metro Area; Building Congress & Exchange, Baltimore Chapter; Bolton Square Homeowner’s Association; C-Port (Comm. for Private Offshore Rescue and Towing); LEED AP, BD+C; Marine Trades Association of Maryland; Mid-Atlantic Mariners Club; Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service (MVLS); Milton Frank/Thomas Sprague Foundation, Board of Directors; Mount De Sales Academy, Board of Trustees; National Marine Charter Association; National Bond Claims Association; Philadelphia Surety Claims Association; The Propeller Club of Baltimore (a port industry group); Surety and Fidelity Claims Institute.
Back on My Feet, Bolton Hill Pool and Tennis, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Loyola College Athletic Club, Roland Park Baseball League, Soccer Association of Columbia, U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum Committee.