"Spencer Fane's core values are anchored in the firm's pride in its ability to work in partnership with clients to identify achievable goals," said Greg Ash, a partner in the firm's Overland Park office. Consistent with the firm's core values, the innovation and arts theme for its corporate giving enables Spencer Fane to balance support of the arts community's mature organizations with support of incubator organizations. By intentionally focusing on arts and innovation, the firm channels charitable support into local markets in a manner that is both meaningful and strategic.
"Giving", inspired in the image below, can mean a lot of things. In philanthropy, "giving" refers specifically to contributing money to a charitable organization qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The organization, in turn, uses the money to support people in need, pay for educational and research activities, engage in the arts, or pursue other charitable endeavors. Acts of giving include not only writing checks, but also transferring stock, making grants from a corporate foundation, or even dropping coins in a fountain to support a children's hospital.