Warner is committed to fostering an environment of belonging that advances diversity, equity and inclusion for all. We invest time, talent and resources in organizations that provide services and opportunities for those with various statuses relating to culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, marital, age, religion, disability, immigrant or veteran. We believe a team that values a broad range of experiences, perspectives and ideas is more innovative, effective and better at problem solving, resulting in greater outcomes and service for our clients.
Our community investments around diversity, equity and inclusion are focused on opportunities that advance entrepreneurship/small business, community education and/or talent pipeline programs. If you are an organization seeking a sponsorship that falls into one of these categories, please complete our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Contribution Request Form and a member of our DEI Action Committee will be in touch.
While this list is not comprehensive, here is a sample of programs Warner supports, emphasizing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives:
Access to Justice
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce
Diversity Law Scholarship
Gateways for Growth
Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation
Great Lakes Bay Pride Festival
Heart of West Michigan United Way
JD Advising Scholars Program
Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
LSAT Preparation Course Scholarship
Muskegon Community College
Ottawa County Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Saginaw Valley State University
State Bar of Michigan
Urban League of West Michigan
West Coast Chamber of Commerce
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Young Professionals of Color Conference
YWCA of Kalamazoo
Our individual engagements on boards and committees are numerous and constantly growing.
For more detailed information regarding our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, please email DEI_External_Relationship_Subcommittee@wnj.com.
For more detailed information regarding additional community initiatives, please email Courtney Failer at email@example.com.