Bowles Rice Receives Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence

March 30, 2017

CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania – Bowles Rice is honored to have been awarded the 2016 corporate Engagement Award of Excellence by the Western Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This award was given to “a company that has contributed to the overall growth of the foundation in a variety of ways including corporate donations, event sponsorships and cause-related campaigns.”

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a cause near to the hearts of Bowles Rice employees. Southpointe attorney and Bowles Rice partner Britt Freund and his wife, Denise, have a child with cystic fibrosis, and both serve on the foundation’s board of directors. For the second year, Bowles Rice is the presenting sponsor of the organization’s 2017 Corporate Cup at Southpointe, which will take place April 27-28. In 2016, the event raised more than $30,000 in its inaugural year.  The foundation hopes the 2017 Corporate Cup will raise $50,000.  Britt Freund is the chairman of the foundation committee that organizes the event.

“[Bowles Rice] immediately jumped on board as presenting sponsor of the inaugural Corporate Cup at Southpointe, and embraced the foundation’s mission,” said Mary Pat Joseph, executive director of the chapter. “[They] played a key role in the overall success of the event. They utilized their connections to recruit other teams to participate, hosted fundraisers and assisted with many of the behind-the-scenes-logistics.”

Tom Heywood, managing partner of Bowles Rice, said the award is in keeping with the firm’s mission. “At Bowles Rice, we not only contribute to the success of our clients, but we seek to improve lives and opportunities in the communities where we live and work,” he said. “This award is a testament to our mission, and we are honored to have been recognized.”

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.


Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with more than 120 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia; Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.