Brown & Crouppen Cares
Every day, the team at Brown & Crouppen works hard to make our clients’ lives better. We fight to get them the justice they deserve, and we strive to help in smaller, more personal ways. We also work hard to make our communities better places to live. From Kansas City to St. Louis to Edwardsville, Illinois, our team members live and work in the same big cities and small towns as our clients.
That’s why we’re involved in cultural events like the Bosnian Summer Days Festival and PrideFest. It’s why our team runs and walks for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sista Strut, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, United Cerebral Palsy Walk With Me, and many others. It’s why we’ve built houses with Habitat for Humanity, packed and distributed meals with Food Outreach, and provided more than 200 Christmas turkeys with Solomon Temple MB Church.
The Brown & Crouppen team is dedicated to helping people. Most days that means leveling the playing field for regular folks fighting against corporations and big insurance companies. But we’re also proud to partner with dozens of organizations that make our communities a better place to live and work.
How We’re Making A Difference in Our Communities
Arch City Defenders
Over the years, our team has volunteered and supported Arch City Defenders (ACD) fundraisers, including trivia nights and the Race Against Racism. Brown & Crouppen attorney Brandon Jackson volunteers his time working with ACD clients and planning fundraising events.
For years, employees have joined together to raise funds and participate in the Autism Speaks St. Louis Walk.
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Our team works with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) on a number of community events, including the Motion for Kids Holiday Party hosted for 2,500 area children in foster care, the World Food Day packing event, and Promote the Vote, in which employees volunteer to notarize ballots for City residents.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The firm began working with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation on behalf of co-founder Ron Brown’s family. Attorney Brent Cantor is on the board for St. Louis-area events, and our firm has participated in the Take Steps Walk, Trivia Night, and TopGolf St. Louis and Kansas City fundraisers.
Gateway 180 Housing & Homeless Shelter
Since 2015, Brown & Crouppen has supported Gateway 180, an organization that empowers adults and families to become independent and permanently housed and provides safe emergency shelter services for area families.
Habitat for Humanity
Brown & Crouppen has supported Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade. As part of our partnership with KMOV Habitat Build Day, employees help out with the build and return for dedication day, when the family receives the key to their home.
Humane Society of Missouri
The Humane Society’s Bark in the Park is one of our most-attended charitable events. Employees walk, sponsor, and volunteer at the event, providing giveaways, including dog bowls and frisbees.
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Andy Crouppen serves on the board, and our firm sponsors a number of events for Huntington’s Disease Society of America, including the St. Louis Team Hope Walk, bowling fundraiser, Christmas in July, and Kansas City Love Local.
Kids’ Chance of Missouri and Illinois
Kids’ Chance provides scholarships to children of workers killed or seriously injured on the job. Our workers’ compensation department director, Carol Beckman, and her team have been involved for many years, fundraising for bowling, golf, trivia, and networking events.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
For years, Brown & Crouppen has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on a range of fundraising events, including MADD Rock & Bowl and Walk Like MADD.
Pride St. Louis
Since 2016, our team has participated in Pride St. Louis. In 2019, 60 employees and family members walked in the parade wearing matching Brown & Crouppen pride shirts.
Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk
Brown & Crouppen is a longtime sponsor and participant in Sista Strut – St. Louis, an annual walk founded to increase awareness of and resources for breast cancer in women of color.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery provides a short-term safe haven for children whose families are facing emergencies. Many Brown & Crouppen employees volunteer at Crisis Nursery, and Terry Crouppen serves as a celebrity waiter at the Celebrity Waiter Night fundraising event.
Tammie Holland Partnership
In 2019, Brown & Crouppen joined forces with Tammie Holland, an Emmy-nominated, 20-year St. Louis media veteran who has interviewed celebrities from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Will Smith and John Legend. She is the host and producer of “This Week with Tammie Holland,” powered by Brown & Crouppen. Tammie also joins the firm at many community events, including the Annie Malone Parade, St. Louis Pride Parade, and Sista Strut.
Team EJ Foundation
Brown & Crouppen works with the Team EJ Foundation Holiday Toy Drive to provide gifts for children at Children’s Hospital, Our Little Haven, and for local families in need.
For many years, Brown & Crouppen has helped to raise funds for UCP Heartland, an organization providing hope, help, and progress for people living with disabilities. Past partnerships include the Dream Gala, Mardi Gras Dinner Auction, Wing Ding, and Casual Day.
- ALS Association
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide
- Arnold Chamber of Commerce – Flight Squad Basketball Game
- Arthritis Foundation
- Association for Women Lawyers of Greater KC (AWLF)
- Athletes for Animals Hip Hop 4 Hounds
- BARC & Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic
- Belleville Chamber of Commerce
- Belleville Humane Society
- Card Care Connection
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gateway Chapter
- Debate KC
- Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
- DeSoto Chamber of Commerce
- JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
- Kansas City Bar Association
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Meals for a Million
- Mission 1:11
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
- Songs for Soldiers
- St. Charles Chamber of Commerce
- St. Jude
- Susan G. Komen Foundation
- Washington Chamber of Commerce