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Community News

Sep. 29, 2017

Allen Matkins attorneys climb stairs for charity

A group of Allen Matkins attorneys and staffers raced up 75 floors of stairs for the YMCA earlier this month.

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Back row from left, Allen Matkins real estate associate Joseph P. Dzida, real estate partner Stephen N. Etheredge, docket manager Neil Tampinco, tax partner Paul V. Obico, human resources & benefits manager Jessica Sandoval, and paralegal Jim Salaiz. Front row from left, litigation associate Rachel M. Sanders, tax associate Jessica Chu, legal secretary Ana Reisner and eDiscovery coordinator Simona Peng.

A group of attorneys and staff members from the Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP LA office took part in the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles event Sept. 22, joining an anticipated 4,000 participants who climbed 75 stories at the U.S. Bank Tower.

The fundraiser brought in a total of more than $675,000 for downtown YMCA community programs, which include preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds, an after-school program at Hoover Elementary, and summer camp at Camp Whittle in Big Bear.

Participants who completed the 1,664-step climb were treated to live music, games, food trucks and a beer garden after returning to street level by elevator from the 1,000-foot bank tower’s observation deck.

The Allen Matkins squad raised $2,875, according to the event website. Firm partner Charles D. “Chuck” Jarrell is chairman of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA board and has served as the facility’s stair climb event chair for five years.

— Shane Nelson


Shane Nelson

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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