Givable: Creating a Better St. Louis – One Click at a Time
Capes Sokol is proud to support Givable and be one of the first Givable Teams. Givable is a new St. Louis-based charity whose mission is to empower individuals and businesses to fuel change by making giving easy, social, and interactive. This charity was founded due to the vision of Michael Staenberg, through the support and dedication of its Founding Members – Cultivation Capital, the Staenberg Family Foundation and the Regional Business Council – and with the legal support of Capes Sokol.
What is Givable?
Givable encourages St. Louis to imagine what we can do as a community when we all pledge just a bit of time and treasure to making our city a better place. Givable knows that, with enough Givable members (called Givers), we can make a serious impact on our city.
Givers receive an email every week-day that features a cause and two local charities that address that cause. Givers then click on one of the charities to donate 25¢. Through these daily emails, Givable wants to shift the act of giving from something that Givers do just once or twice a year to something that becomes part of their daily routine.
In addition to the monetary support that is provided, Givable aims to bring awareness and support to a wide variety of great organizations in our community, many of which may otherwise be overlooked by St. Louis’ philanthropic community. Givable also hopes to engage its Givers by providing them with information about how to get involved and volunteer their time to support these local charities.
Capes Sokol Involvement
Capes Sokol attorneys Jeffrey Cohen, Sarah Luem and Laura Al-Shathir were thrilled to provide the legal support to assist Givable in its formation, in obtaining 501(c)(3) status, and in preparing for the launch of their platform.
In addition to providing their legal expertise, Capes Sokol has also recently become one of the Givable Teams. Along with other Givable Teams (such as The Staenberg Group, T-Rex, and the St. Louis Community Foundation), Capes Sokol has sponsored many of its employees to be Givers – allowing these employees to receive the daily Givable emails and to choose how they would like to make a difference in their community.
We believe that involvement in Givable is a great extension of our commitment to improving our community. At Capes Sokol, we see community involvement as more than just a professional obligation: it’s part of our culture and we are proud to do what we can to make a positive impact on the community we are thrilled to call home.
Like Givable, Capes Sokol believes that everyone has the power to transform their city and their world, one small act of kindness at a time.