Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) began in 1987 when a handful of Dallas women attorneys pooled their talents and interests, joining together in the spirit of community service. Today ASC is a dynamic volunteer organization of over 400 women lawyers and law students from the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The 2016 ASC Luncheon was held June 10 with Steve Pemberton as the keynote speaker. Steve Pemberton is Vice-President, Diversity and Inclusion and Global Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world, employing 370,000 people in 25 countries. Prior to that he served as Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, becoming the first person to hold that position in the historic company’s 114 year history. Pemberton was a ward of the state for much of his childhood, an experience he chronicled in his 2012 best-selling memoir, “A Chance in the World”.
ASC’s mission is to bring together women lawyers who collectively utilize their resources and talents to support local nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit women, children or families. ASC also is committed to providing its members with leadership and networking opportunities as it carries out its primary mission of serving the community.
Each year, ASC presents fundraising events that support its selected beneficiary, culminating in the annual ASC Luncheon. ASC’s annual beneficiary receives not only all of the money raised by its events but also enjoys increased public awareness of its services.
Since 1987, ASC has raised almost $4 million for Dallas area non-profits. ASC’s success is a tribute to the strong commitment by many area lawyers, law firms, businesses and individuals to the beneficiaries ASC has served.
To learn more, visit ASC Dallas.