If you’re looking for information about McMinn Law Firm’s corporate values, community citizenship, charitable giving, or social consciousness, you’ll find answers here.
McMinn Law Firm’s Pledge To Community Giving
Make no mistake: Jason McMinn and his brother Justin McMinn devote relentless focus on delivering what someone who has been injured seriously in an accident deserves: a top-notch, successful personal injury lawyer. Austin, though, needs much more than juries and courts, much more even than dedicated advocates to help people who’ve been hurt get the compensation they deserve. Austin needs local businesses committed to our community.
At McMinn Law Firm, we believe deeply in the generosity of spirit, time and talents. Jason McMinn and Justin McMinn are both committed to the wellbeing of children in Central Texas. Below are selected organizations and social campaigns supported by McMinn Law Firm.
McMinn Making Adoption Day Possible on Valentine’s!
We’re so glad that Heather McMinn was able to donate her time to make Adoption Day a reality for Sondra Ajasin and her growing family! Sondra is the spirit behind TruLight127, a Central Texas organization that works hard to better the lives of children in foster care.
McMinn Law Firm is a proud advocate of foster children in Texas, and TruLight 127 who helps provide additional support for foster care families. The mission of TruLight127 is to promote stability and prevent children from “aging out” of the foster care system in Texas.
April 2016: McMinn Law Firm played an integral role in organizing “Shout it From the Rooftop,” benefitting TruLight127. Read on for more details later in this post.
Nov. – Dec. 2015: McMinn Law Firm joined with TruLight127 to provide holiday gifts for 15 children in two families. Lawyers and staff at McMinn Law Firm donated time and money to foster families.
“For a long time, I felt that foster families needed more support than what they get from the agency. Only basic needs are covered, which makes good business sense but doesn’t make good human sense.” – Sondra Ajasin, TruLight127 Founder
Kids In a New Groove (KING)
The McMinn team supports Kids in a New Groove, a non-profit organization that aims to build solid foundations for youth in the Texas foster care system through one-on-one music mentorship.
McMinn Law Firm Contributions to KING
November 2017: McMinn Law Firm commits as a sponsor of Kids in a New Groove for another year. At the 2017 Music Matters Luncheon, McMinn Law Firm was honored to have Texas DFPS Commissioner Hank Whitman as a guest of the firm.
May 2016: McMinn Law Firm celebrates Foster Care Awareness Month with KING as a Diamond Sponsor of KING Concert Club, an annual series of 4 private shows with great Austin artists. The shows are intimate experiences of treasured Austin talent to raise funds allowing KING to reach more youths through its programs.
Nov 2015: KING held an annual luncheon and fundraising event. Kathy Valentine of The Go-Go’s addressed attendants with the impact music on fostering creativity and anchoring purpose in a young person’s life.
Oct 2014: In October, McMinn Law Firm began sponsoring the
Nov 2014: On Nov 6, 2014, KING held a luncheon outreach and fundraising event; McMinn Law Firm is a corporate sponsor for this luncheon. Speaking in 2014 was Dr. Bob Duke from KUT’s “Two Guys On Your Head” and president of UT’s Music and Learning Center.
Shout it From the Rooftop: End Child Abuse
During Child Abuse Awareness Month,
McMinn Law Firm reached out to the community to join us in raising money for TruLight127 Ministries.
All are invited to Rooftop on the Square to raise money in support of foster children and to discuss additional ways we can support kids at risk of abuse.
Together with partners in the community we raised $6,900 for the support of children in foster care.
Foster kids across central Texas are in need of additional support. We believe that we can all do something to end child abuse.
All proceeds will go to serve the needs of children in foster care. TruLight127 helps foster families maintain a stable and healthy environment as well as assisting children who are “aging out” of the system.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
McMinn Law Firm is proud to announce that we will be a table sponsor at this year’s Ice Ball in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
The organization pairs children between the ages of 6 and 16 with caring, adult mentors. Children who are a part of the program are more likely to stay drug and alcohol free, do better in school, avoid early parenting, and feel better about themselves.
Creative Action Network
In Texas, everything is bigger. That includes hair at the Big Hair Country Fair, and how much we value giving back to our community. Justin McMinn and Jason McMinn of McMinn Law Firm proudly support the mission of Creative Action in Austin. Through interactive classroom performances, and after school community-based programs, Creative Action helps inspire kids to be confident, creative, critical thinkers. A commitment to community giving sustains programs that improve the lives of youth in and around Austin, TX.
Creative Action reaches more than 20,000 youth and the adults who care for them each year. In 1997 the program was founded by four University of Texas Drama and Theatre for Youth graduates. Their first mission was to develop an interactive violence prevention program. By 2014 the Creative Action network has recieved the prestigious “Our Town” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2015 CA’s Karen LaShelle was named “Nonprofit Executive of the Year” at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards by Mission Capital.
The Neighborhood Longhorns Program
This unique partnership between University of Texas athletics and non-profit, The Neighborhood Longhorns Program provides economically disadvantaged youth with learning opportunities. As UT alumni, McMinn Law Firm heart-warmed to provide support to our community’s future through academic and fun courses.
In May 2016, Jason and Justin participated in The Neighborhood Longhorns Association’s annual celebrity golf tournament. The McMinn Law Firm injury lawyers support the future of Austin through impactful organizations like the NLP.
Children’s Advocacy Center in Guadalupe County (CACGC)
CACGC helps children with a safe, comfortable place to be when abuse or neglect has been alleged. Through coordination of partner agencies providing a broad range of support to children, CACGC focuses on the well-being of each child they serve.
4th Annual Seguin Designer Purse Bingo
McMinn Law Firm is honored to join Heather McMinn, District Attorney, as silver-level sponsors for the 2015 Purse Bingo Fundraiser on Thursday Nov 7, 2015.
CASA of Central Texas
Our partners Justin and Jason McMinn are proud champions of the CASA Central Texas organization. A CASA – or Court Appointed Special Advocate – acts as the voice of abused and neglected children who have been removed from the home. CASAs are responsible for communicating with all parties involved in a child welfare case and ensuring the best interest of the child is met.
McMinn Law Firm Contributions to CASA
September, 2014: Our firm contributed to the annual fundraiser, Under the Big Top, held in Seguin, Texas. See photos of the evening here.
Uber Dress for Success – Austin
About UBER Dress for Success, Austin
As a part of their commitment to making cities better, UBER provided free pick up and delivery of clothes to help disadvantaged women dress well for job interviews. McMinn Law Firm employees gathered and donated clothes for this important campaign.