Brownson Norby is committed to giving back to our community. Whether it’s volunteering our time and talents or providing financial support, we believe in good corporate citizenship.
Brownson • Norby, PLLC is pleased to share that the firm has contributed to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, which conducts important research to better understand the cancer and to advance treatments to aid patients with mesothelioma. As a firm that has participated in asbestos litigation for decades Brownson • Norby, PLLC supports funding research like that done by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. For more on the foundation's objectives, visit www.curemeso.org.
Attorney Robert Brownson, as Trustee of the API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust, is pleased to share that the API Trust has contributed to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in memory of friend and colleague Michael Polk.
Mike Polk served as Trust Advisor to the API Trust from 2007 until his death in 2018. Prior to that, he was Chair of the Claimants’ Committee in the bankruptcy preceding the API Trust and was instrumental in the creation of the API Trust which, to date has provided compensation to several hundred victims of mesothelioma.
For more on the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation's objectives, visit www.curemeso.org.
On this 77th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and in honor of our Minnesota Service Members and Veterans, today Brownson • Norby participated in the Red Cross annual Holidays for Heroes Program by writing out holiday cards to all our men and women in the armed forces serving our country both at home and abroad. We thank all our Veterans and Service Members both past, present, and future for serving our country. So from our Brownson • Norby Family to Yours, we wish everyone Happy Holidays!
On November 15, 2018 (a.k.a "Give to the Max Day"), Brownson • Norby had the pleasure of hosting lunch and bingo with Nokomis Healthy Seniors. Nokomis Healthy Seniors is a wonderful organization that provides affordable health and wellness programs, and hosts social events, provides transportation, support groups, fitness classes, and more. We are happy to have participated in Nokomis Healthy Seniors' mission. For more on their program, follow this link: https://www.nokomishealthyseniors.org/
On October 18, 2018, Brownson Norby attorney, and PLUS North Central Steering Committee Co-Chair Aaron Simon helped make over 500 sandwiches to be given out to the homeless by the Minneapolis Recreation Development organization. More information about Minneapolis Recreation Development can be found here.
Brownson Norby attorneys are committed to participating in meaningful philanthropic activities in our community.
As part of our philanthropic mission to give back, and as part of our monthly Lunch & Learn program, the firm prepared hygiene kits for the House of Charity. The House of Charity is a great organization that focuses on getting people back on their feet and back into an independent lifestyle. The hygiene kits are an essential part of that mission as they are provided to those in need who are without basic necessities like soap, toothbrushes, razors and other essentials.
Brownson • Norby, PLLC is proud to have played a role in the great work of the House of Charity, and encourages others to get involved.
Operation Backpack is the Minnesota and Wisconsin Volunteers of America’s annual drive to collect new backpacks filled with school supplies for children from low-income families in the community. Operation Backpack benefits at-risk students including foster children, inner-city students, special needs youth, and those with mental health issues. With the help of the Capella Tower tenants, the fundraiser allows them to start the school year off right—well-equipped and ready to learn. Brownson • Norby, PLLC is in its seventh year donating backpacks to the fundraiser. Provided with a school supply list, this year the firm shopped for supplies for two fourth or fifth grade students for their upcoming school year.
On Friday, March 16th, Brownson • Norby spent some time packaging food with the Feed My Starving Children program in Coon Rapids. Taking on various roles from packers, weighers, sealers, and runners, the whole experience was a lot of fun (and more of a workout than you would think!). To learn more about the Feed My Starving Children program, or to sign up to volunteer yourself visit: Feed My Starving Children's Website
As part of the firm’s commitment to giving back to the community, Brownson • Norby attorneys Kristi Brownson and Robert Brownson began the new year by preparing and serving residents of Our Saviour’s Housing in Minneapolis on Friday, January 5, 2018. Our Saviour’s Housing serves homeless men and women with housing and meals. This work is especially vital during the cold winter months such as occurred last week. Brownson • Norby is pleased to be a part of such an important endeavor and looks forward to continued opportunities to give back to the community.
For more information about Our Saviour's Housing: https://oscs-mn.org/oursaviourshousing/
We had the great opportunity to volunteer in the Cook for Kids program at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. The mission of the nursery is to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families.
We had so much fun (as you can see) cooking and serving the meal to the children at the nursery, and look forward to continued involvement with this great cause. To find out more, or to donate or volunteer, check out their website here
Operation Backpack is the Minnesota and Wisconsin Volunteers of America’s annual drive to collect new backpacks filled with school supplies for at-risk children from low-income families in the community.
Operation Backpack benefits the agency’s current clients, including foster children, inner-city students, special needs youth, and those with mental health issues. The agency also offers backpacks to community partners throughout the Twin-Cities serving at-risk youth.
Each year, thousands of kids go back to school without the supplies they need. With the help of Capella Tower tenants, the fundraiser can make sure more of them are able to start the school year off right—well-equipped and ready to learn. Brownson & Linnihan, PLLP is in its sixth year donating backpacks to the fundraiser. Provided with a school supply list, this year the firm shopped for the supplies that two middle school students will need for their upcoming school year.
Brownson Norby, PLLC is proud to announce that it exceeded its fundraising goal for the annual Animal Humane Society of the Twin Cities Walk for Animals on May 7, 2016 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. The firm fielded a large team replete with a contingent of pets--the stars of the event. We are also proud that the firm exceeded its fundraising goal for Walk for Animals and ended the team corporate fundraising challenge as one of the leaders.
Brownson Norby, PLLC is proud to be a sponsor of the Animal Humane Society of the Twin Cities' event, Walk for Animals, on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at the Animal Humane Society's Golden Valley headquarters and going a distance of 2.5 miles. The annual event is expected to attract over 8,000 human, and over 3,000 animal walkers. In addition to being one of seven major sponsors of the Walk for Animals event, the Brownson Norby team finished as one of the leaders in the team fundraising challenge. Click here for more information.
Brownson Norby is proud to be a 2015 Humane Leaders Circle donor to the Animal Humane Society of the Twin Cities. The Animal Humane Society is a leader in the rescue, shelter, care, and adoption of dogs, cats, and other animals in the Twin Cities, and throughout the State of Minnesota.
Brownson Norby, PLLC is proud to be a multi-year supporter of Southern Minnesota Regional Services, Inc. Also known as SMRLS, it provides free high – quality legal help to low – income people in critical civil matters. For more than 100 years, SMRLS has helped individuals and families secure and protect their basic needs, maintaining freedom from hunger, homelessness, sickness and abuse. SMRLS practices its slogan, “Because justice matters.”
For the last two years, Brownson Norby, PLLC has participated in the “Big Climb,” a fundraising event and competition where teams, including that of Brownson Norby, climb the stairs to the 48th floor of the Capella Tower. The Capella Tower is the home of Brownson Norby, and the 48th floor goal is at the Brownson Norby offices.
Additional organizations that Brownson Norby has supported financially include: