Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania provides care to cancer patients while also providing cancer prevention and diagnosis. The center has 300 scientists researching the origin and development of the disease.
Tom Kline and Shanin Specter and their colleagues at Kline & Specter, PC, have made many monetary donations to charitable organizations and institutions. Some help injured or infirm people – like victims represented by the firm. Others provide legal services for the needy. Listed below are some of the recipients:
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania provides legal assistance to people with HIV/AIDS to help with obtaining benefits, insurance coverage, housing and a range of legal matters.
American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing the disease, saving lives, and reducing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes and to improving the lives of people affected by the disease. It provides diabetes research, information and advocacy.
American Inn of Court is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of lawyers and judges. Groups meet once monthly to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism.
The American Jewish Committee was established in 1906 and works to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide by promoting democratic and pluralistic societies that respect the dignity of all peoples.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), founded in 1866, is the nationally recognized animal welfare organization. Programs deal with a range of issues, including pets, livestock, wild animals and overpopulation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania matches at-risk youth with adult mentors in Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery and Delaware counties. The organization seeks to improve the lives of children and strengthen communities through one-to-one mentoring relationships. (Listen to a podcast interview with Shanin Specter.)
Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program fosters public awareness and works to develop screening methods and, ultimately, a cure for ovarian cancer through innovative research into the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of the disease.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia offer programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Breast Cancer 3 Day is a three-day, 60-mile walk that benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to fund breast cancer research and community outreach, as well as the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund which provides an endowment for breast cancer initiatives
The Philadelphia High School of the Creative and Performing Arts Home and School Association raises funds and promotes cooperation between home, school and community for the growth, education and development of all CAPA students.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law was founded in 1976 Yeshiva University is one of the finest research universities in the United States with a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic programs.
Child Inc., founded in 1963 and originally named the Boy’s Home, is a Delaware organization that helps the victims of neglect and abuse by offering support services and working with the entire family to find solutions.
Children and Families First, based in Wilmington, Del., is a human services organization that seeks to strengthen families through adoption, foster care, counseling, teen services, parenting education and support, and the Resources Mothers Program.
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center provides mental health services to Philadelphia's neediest children and their families. The services address the effects of abuse, neglect, traumatic events, and other challenges to early childhood.
Children’s Hospital Foundation funds patient care, research and clinical education at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation's first pediatric hospital, founded in 1855.
Community Legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income people with the ongoing support of the Philadelphia Bar Association. It also makes available community education on legal rights and files class-action lawsuits to help poor people facing similar injustices.
The Danny Foundation raises funds to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that causes loss of muscle function and is the most common and most lethal genetic disorder diagnosed during early childhood.
The DeAnn White Scholarship Fund honors the memory one of three women who died in the collapse of Pier 34 into the Delaware River on May 18, 2000. Scholarships enable students, especially women and minorities, to study mass media and related subjects.
Delaware Valley Friends School is a Quaker day school in Paoli, Pa., which promotes multi-sensory teaching and learning strategies for students with learning differences.
Doctors Without Borders is a medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people in more than 70 countries affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from health care.
Drexel University in 2014 dedicated the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Kline made a $50 million donation to the law school, one of the largest donations ever to an American law school. (See news coverage) In 2012, Drexel opened The Kline & Specter Squash Center made possible thanks to a donation from Kline and Shanin Specter. The center features seven courts and seating and hosts the Dragons’ 18th and newest interscholastic sport as well as the annual Squash U.S. Open. (See news coverage)
Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania is committed to improving the lives of people with epilepsy through education, advocacy and support. (See photos from the foundation's March 4, 2011 Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser)
Equality Forum promotes GLBT civil rights, producing documentary films and presenting the largest annual national and international GLBT civil rights forum.
Franklin Institute Science Museum provides memorable educational experiences to school children. Donations help sponsor underprivileged students with free or reduced admissions and to offer traveling exhibits and outreach programs.
Fraternal Order of Housing Police runs a Toys for Tots program for needy children in the Philadelphia area.
The George Fund, honoring the late son of Jerry and Ellen Pappert, benefits Keystone Hospice for terminally ill children and young adults, helping patients and families cope with the end-of-life experience.
Habitat for Humanity International – Founded in 1976, the organization has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses for needy families.
Harvard Law School Association of Greater Philadelphia uses contributions from local alumni to sponsor Harvard Law School students to work summers in legal public interest jobs in Philadelphia.