From the desk of Lou Claggett, Community Relations Director
TWO COMMUNITIES, ONE FIRM
At Claggett & Sykes, it’s more than a motto, it’s vital to our culture and ongoing success.
When we first opened our doors, one of our top priorities was to find ways to give back to the community that’s given us so much. Las Vegas is where Sean and I grew up, where we met at Clark High School, where we got married and bought our first home, and where we raise our kids today. It only felt natural – and necessary – to help our neighbors. Over the past few years, our community has expanded into Northern Nevada, where we opened another office in Reno.
Two communities, one firm.
As an organization, Claggett & Sykes team members volunteer for local non-profits and perform community service throughout the year. Together, we’ve served food at local homeless shelters, cleaned up trash in community parks, and put together food packages for Three Square Food Bank. We have also helped create the Shannon West Homeless Youth Shelter Computer Lab, spearheaded a bicycle drive that has brought in more than 1,200 bikes for KLUC’s annual toy drive and raised funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, as well as work with various organizations that support children and families and bring awareness to the importance of mental health.
For the last 15 years, we’ve had some extraordinary experiences and worked on projects we are enormously proud of. That said, I’ve never been more excited about and taken more pride in the work we’ve done at Claggett & Sykes to help others. From providing a much-needed boost for remarkable organizations to helping people help themselves, and playing a small part in making our community a better place.
FOR OUR FAMILY, IT’S OUR PASSION. FOR OUR LAW FIRM, IT’S THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.
HELP Street is a one-stop shop social service and community campus which will dramatically increase the access to critical services, delivery of services, efficiency and community engagement for individuals and families.
Three Square is the main food bank in Las Vegas. They provide bakery, produce, dairy, non-perishable products and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations.
Since 1989 the Shade Tree was established to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.
NEVADA PARTNERSHIP FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
"Through your support, we are able to take greater strides toward fulfillment of our mission.”
DIRECTOR OF OPERARTIONS
HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
“We are so fortunate to have Claggett & Sykes as investors in our mission ‘to assist families and individuals in Southern Nevada overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. Year after year, they answer the call always ready to support us. Southern Nevada is a better place because of their philanthropic support.”
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
SIERRA NEVADA JOURNEYS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Our team at Sierra Nevada Journeys is excited for our new partnership with Claggett and Sykes Law Firm, which will ultimately benefit kids in Nevada. In addition to a multi-year investment in the Sierra Nevada Journeys Scholarship Fund, which builds critical program access for families with financial barriers, the team at Claggett and Sykes have committed to support the organization in any way they can. We look forward to building a collaborative relationship with such a dedicated community partner.
NEVADA CHILD SEEKERS
“This past spring I asked Sean if he would be willing to help out Nevada Child Seekers with a donation for our annual 5K Dash and Stroll. I mentioned to him that if he could make a donation and help me reach an amount I set I would shave my head. Sean came back with the attitude of whatever you need we can help. Needless to say Sean’s generosity helped me reach my goal and with his help Nevada Child Seekers had another outstanding Event. Nevada Child Seekers is very appreciative of Sean’s willingness to give back to the Community and help out Non-profit organizations like ours.”
THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK
“Three Square is grateful for our friends at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm who embrace our vision that no one in our community should be hungry. They have a team of community leaders committed to helping eliminate hunger in Southern Nevada. Their consistent generosity through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy is inspiring, and has provided more than 84,150 meals for our hungry neighbors.”
PRESIDENT + CEO
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Sierra Nevada Journeys is a non-profit organization which provides scient-based education programs to students across Nevada, encouraging them “to develop critical thinking skills and inspire natural resource stewardship.”
The Just One Project
The Just One Project is the fastest-growing non-profit in Southern Nevada. Claggett & Sykes is proud to partner with this extraordinary organization by sponsoring their monthly farmers’ market, which provides fresh produce to people throughout our community.
The Children’s Cabinet
The Children’s Cabinet provides cost-free programs and services for more than 11,000 underserved children and families in Nevada each year. It provides educational, housing, and employment assistance, as well as crisis intervention services. To celebrate the opening on the Reno office, Claggett & Sykes presented a check to The Children’s Cabinet to help them with their mission. [Read More]
Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive
One of our firm's most favorite events, the team at Claggett & Sykes look forward to donating bikes for KLUC's annual toy drive each year. This annual tradition started in 2009 and we are proud to have provided over 1000 bikes to the deserving kids in the Las Vegas community.
National Volunteer Appreciation Week