Venable Foundation Makes Considerable Donation In The Name Of Senator Bayh
Washington, DC (July 15, 2019) – The Venable Foundation Inc., the philanthropic arm of Venable LLP, announced it has donated $50,000 benefiting the DC-based community service organization SOME (So Others Might Eat) in the name of former Venable attorney and U.S. Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, who passed away earlier this year. The Venable Foundation chose SOME because its mission aligns nicely with Senator Bayh’s legacy of helping underprivileged people.
The Foundation commemorated the donation during a July 10, 2019 ceremony at Venable’s Washington, DC office, where it also officially named a conference room on the ninth floor in honor of Senator Bayh, who was a partner at the firm from 2001 to 2015.
Venable Foundation President Lindsay B. Meyer said, “We are proud to support the important work of SOME in helping people transform their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. In making this donation in the name of Senator Bayh, we are acknowledging his great work as a public servant and his personal devotion to a cause that represents a critical part of SOME’s mission – meeting the immediate daily needs of the poor.”
“I am honored that the Venable Foundation has chosen to pay tribute to Senator Bayh’s long legacy of service with a generous gift to SOME,” said Father John Adams, President and CEO of SOME, an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help and support residents of our nation’s capital who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. “This gift is a continuation of the Venable Foundation’s long-standing support of SOME and will ensure that no one who comes to us seeking help—whether they need a meal, job training, or dignified and affordable housing—is ever turned away.”
Senator Bayh served as a Democratic senator from Indiana from 1963 to 1981. He is known as the principal architect of two constitutional amendments that concerned presidential disability and vice-presidential vacancies, and that gave 18-year-olds the right to vote in state and federal elections. He also was a chief Senate sponsor of the failed Equal Rights Amendment and authored the landmark federal legislation of Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which barred sex discrimination at schools and colleges and greatly expanded sports programs for women.