Junior Board Events

Get Involved with Junior Board Events!

The CFR Junior Board supports CFR’s work through many exciting events throughout the year. Contact Javon Robinson at Jrobinson@cfrny.org to learn more about joining the Junior Board, or download the 2015 application in Microsoft Word or PDF Format.

Summer in the City

The 2nd annual Summer in the City was held in July 2012 at Parlor in SoHo! Photo courtesy of Tess Colwell Photography.

Photo courtesy of Tess Colwell Photography.

Summer in the City is a summertime happy hour event for young professionals where guests can enjoy an open bar, listen to great music, win drawing prizes, meet new people, and support CFR! Events have been held at venues such as the Frying Pan, Parlor, and the Hotel Chantelle.

The 6th Annual Summer in the City was held on July 21st at Green Fig and was a great success! See more info here!


Backpack Drive

To help CFR’s families kick off the school year right, the Junior Board provides brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to hundreds children, from pre-K through 12th grade. In addition to individual donations, the Junior Board partners with companies and law firms to assemble bags for distribution.

View the 2016 Backpack Drive Facebook album!

Holiday Party & Gift Drive

Throughout the holiday season, the Junior Board collects funds and donations for an annual Holiday Party for CFR’s families. Children and families enjoy music, snacks, crafts, and a visit from Santa! In addition, families receive gift bags filled with toys, books, games, and more. The party is also an opportunity for you or your company to volunteer!

View the 2012 Holiday Party Facebook album!

Mix, Mingle & Share – the Annual ‘Friendraiser’

IMG_1432Each spring, the Junior Board hosts an annual “friendraiser” event to recruit new Junior Board members and volunteers. For the past few years, the event has been graciously hosted by Proskauer Rose LLP. Members of the CFR Junior Board, staff, and Board of Directors provide a short presentation so guests can learn about CFR’s mission and the Junior Board’s activities.

View the 2013 Friendraiser Facebook album!

Jeans for Families

Jeans for Families is a fundraising campaign involving New York City law firms, corporations, and other organizations. All eligible employees are permitted to wear jeans to work in exchange for a  donation to CFR. Since 2008, Jeans for Families participants have included: Allen & Overy LLP; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman LLP; Fish & Richardson PC; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Proskauer Rose LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.