Frost Brown Todd receives Business Partner Award

Law firm recognized for long standing support in public school

May 5, 2014

Communities in Schools (CIS) of Central Ohio has announced that it is recognizing Frost Brown Todd with its Business Partner Award for long time tutoring and life lessons efforts at Mifflin Middle School. Numerous attorneys and staff at the law firm’s Columbus office have been closely involved in projects to help the students achieve in school, to graduate, and go on to bright futures.

For more than 30 years, CIS has been committed to helping students by surrounding them with a community of support. Community resources are brought into public schools and made accessible to the students, empowering them to choose healthy and productive paths, often against tough odds. The program is based on the philosophy of its founder, Bill Milliken, that young people thrive when adults care about them on a one-on-one level and when they have a sense of belonging to a caring community.

Among Columbus office members who have been involved with CIS, Jeffrey Lindemann and Catherine Lacho have spearheaded the efforts at Mifflin Middle School, and Steven Ellcessor has been a long-time member of the CIS board of trustees and is currently serving as vice president of that board. The firm was recognized with the Business Partner Award at CIS’s fundraising luncheon, “You Are an Essential Piece,” at Columbus State Community College on May 5.