At the recently-completed National Convention in Orlando, the DAV National Service Foundation bestowed its first “Exceptional Donor” award on the Washington, D.C., law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. As of the completion of the Convention, the Finnegan firm had donated more than $1,000,000 to the Foundation. In addition, Finnegan was the first law firm to partner with DAV in offering pro bono representation at the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and remains a major participant in that program.
National Adjutant Marc Burgess commented that “the Finnegan firm has exhibited an extraordinary commitment to DAV and the veterans we serve by giving generously of its time, talent and treasure to a cause that we all cherish.” Echoing that sentiment was the newly-elected President of the Foundation, past DAV National Adjutant Arthur Wilson. Mr. Wilson noted that “Finnegan holds a singular place in the distinguished history of the National Service Foundation. Never has a single donor made such a remarkable commitment to our cause.”
National Headquarters Executive Director Barry Jesinoski summed up the magnitude of Finnegan’s generosity by noting that it would be difficult to find words that capture the meaning of the firm’s “remarkable philanthropy and impeccable legal work on behalf of disabled veterans.”