Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery actively embraces its commitment to the community in which we live and work. We do this through our people, our services and our financial contributions.
To this end we recognize some of the organizations to which we have most recently given our time and financial support.
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County supports and encourages volunteer effort in all phases of life in Sonoma County.
The Center places volunteers in appropriate nonprofit positions and assists other nonprofits in all aspects of their service to the County.
Our firm has been a substantial benefactor of The Volunteer Center for many years. Our shareholder Patrick W. Emery is long-term member of The
Volunteer Center Board of Directors and served as President of the organization in 2005 and 2006.
Redwood Empire Food Bank
The mission of the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is to end hunger in our community. The REFB acquires food and distributes it in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt & Del Norte Counties through its own food distribution networks, which include a summer lunch program for children needing nutrition during the summer school holiday.
Our firm has made significant contributions to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, including its ongoing capital campaign. Brendan M. Kunkle is a current member of the Redwood Empire Food Bank Board of Directors.
Schools Plus is a partnership of concerned parents, educators, and community businesses that have come together with the shared belief that co-curricular activities are not expendable luxuries in the education of our youth. Rather, they are vital enrichment activities that help to develop qualities of leadership, teamwork, tolerance, and perseverance that are the foundation stones of civilized society.
Our firm has made significant contributions to Schools Plus, and our shareholder Brendan M. Kunkle was President of the Board of Directors in 2014 and is a current board member.
United Way of the Wine Country
United Way of the Wine Country brings the United Way concept of caring to Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
United Way of the Wine Country mobilizes the caring power of our community by providing leadership and collaboration with other nonprofits and funding to a wide variety of direct service programs.
Our firm has made significant financial contributions to the United Way of the Wine Country, and our shareholder Brendan M. Kunkle is a past President of the Board of Directors.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Legal Aid of Sonoma County helps low income individuals and families with critical needs for shelter, safety and income through crisis legal services. Its mission is to reduce the number of women, children and families in Sonoma County who are physically and emotionally abused, lack stable homes and lack the means to care for themselves. One of Legal Aid’s principal efforts is a domestic violence services program.
Our shareholder David W. Berry was a long-term board member of Legal Aid and served as President of the organization in 2005. Our associate, Matthew Lilligren is a current board member.
Sonoma County Family YMCA
The motto of the Sonoma County Family YMCA is, “We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.” The Y seeks to enrich and enhance the lives of its members through programs which develop spirit, mind and body.
The Y offers a wide variety of health and well-being programs, including educational and supportive after-school activities for children of working parents. The Y’s summer youth activities include an adventure camp and specialty camp. The Y also has developed a program called Healthy Family Home, which seeks to support family efforts to be healthy in ways that are both fun and practical.
Our firm has made significant contributions to the Y, and Richard W. Abbey is a long-term member of the Board of Directors. He served as President of the Sonoma County Family YMCA in 1998-2001.
Sonoma County Bar Association
The Sonoma County Bar Association serves over 1,400 lawyers who live and work in Sonoma County. Its mission is to enhance professionalism in the legal profession, serve the Sonoma County community and support and improve the civil and criminal justice systems. All of our lawyers are members of the bar association.
Patrick W. Emery, Richard W. Abbey, and Lewis R. Warren are all Past Presidents of the Sonoma County Bar Association. Mitchell B. Greenberg is a current member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the bar association, and David Berry is the Real Property Law Section Representative to the bar association.