The law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith has not only decided to continue its support for the Wellington Community Foundation, but it is now the exclusive Diamond Sponsor of the foundation’s Red, White & Blue Jeans “A Salute to Our Heroes” event on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Wellington National Golf Club.
“The law firm has been a sponsor every year of the Red, White & Blue Jeans event, and we just wanted to increase our support this year,” partner Mickey Smith said. “We, as a firm, have many shared values with the Wellington Community Foundation. We are also community based, like the foundation.”
A true icon in the legal field, the firm has operated in Palm Beach County for 92 years, and the sponsorship of such community-minded events is an important part of what makes LLLS unique.
The Red, White & Blue Jeans “A Salute to Our Heroes” event is also unique. The option to dress-down for a fundraiser is a rare occurrence, and Smith’s team always looks forward to the opportunity to relax and have a little fun.
“We all just enjoy being able to go to an event where you can wear blue jeans. We do sponsor a tremendous amount of activities and organizations, we do get out into the community, but this is the only dinner dance that I’ve ever been to that combines patriotic and casual themes,” Smith said. “I know it’s sometimes nice to get dressed up, but it’s awfully nice on a Friday night, after a long week, to be both relaxed in terms of attire and atmosphere. It’s nice to serve the community without a briefcase.”
The Wellington Community Foundation’s work focuses on helping the most vulnerable and deserving in the community, and Smith feels that mission dovetails with that of his firm.
“We represent people who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an accident, and we know both the importance of providing assistance when people are in need and the satisfaction that comes with doing it,” he said.
While the foundation’s programs include helping seniors, children and veterans, the types of programs vary. One of these Smith finds especially moving is the Wellington High School riding program.
“The program is in association with the Village of Wellington and WHS, where kids are sent to Vinceremos for riding therapy. It is incredible,” Smith said. “To see children who in some cases can’t even walk, and then they are put on a horse. After a tour we took one time, I remember on the way back saying we all came here with a lot of problems but left with no problems at all.”
The Diamond Sponsorship includes several premium placement dinner tables, giving the firm quite a few tickets that will reach beyond its own members.
“My partner Joe Landy and his wife have been to every Red, White & Blue Jeans event. We had multiple tables last year, and really, the remainder of our guests will be folks who live here in the community,” Smith said. “We are using it as a way to invite people who may not be familiar with the foundation.”
Support for the Wellington Community Foundation’s work is something LLLS expects to continue in the future.
“Our sponsorship is mostly motivated by the goodness of the organization. We enjoy having a good time, but you couldn’t have an event like this if it didn’t stand for Wellington,” Smith said. “I think this event is a success in that it honors veterans and first responders while raising money to be used right here in the community — and that appeals to us a firm.”
Smith is proud to continue the tradition of support for the Red, White & Blue Jeans event, and he is also extremely proud of the team he works with every day.
“Our firm is a collection of incredibly skilled lawyers who have made their reputation by helping people. We get a vast number of clients through word of mouth and referrals,” Smith said. “That speaks directly to the quality and moral fiber of the firm. People come to us when they are in need and vulnerable, and I believe our reputation is unparalleled.”
To learn more about Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, call (561) 655-2028 or visit www.lesserlawfirm.com.
The celebration will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Wellington National Golf Club, located at 400 Binks Forest Drive.
The evening will include speakers and “A Salute to Our Heroes” in addition to food and music. Attendees will get the chance to honor those who have worked to make a difference in the community. Tickets to the event are $85 per person, with table sponsorships and event sponsorship opportunities still available.
Along with LLLS, Wellington Regional Medical Center and Thomas & Regis Wenham have supported the event as Ruby and Sapphire Sponsors, respectively. Table Sponsors include Jim & Paula Sackett, Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Johnson, Palm Beach Urology Associates, Medicare Maggie, Barry & Phyllis Manning, Barron & Kogan CPAs, First Bank of the Palm Beaches and Dr. Humberto J. Caldera.
For more information about the event, or to RSVP, call the Wellington Community Foundation at (561) 333-9843 or visit www.wellingtoncommunityfoundation.org.