Charitable Contributions & Community Involvement

Charitable contributions and community involvement are essential components to the philosophy and mission of The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer.

Our donations include:

Almost Home

Almost Home is dedicated to finding loving “forever” homes for homeless animals.

American Diabetes Association

ADA is committed to preventing and finding a cure for diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

AHA is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Beaumont Foundation

Established in 1986, The Beaumont Foundation exists to raise charitable dollars that help fund the construction of new facilities; the purchase of innovative equipment and technologies; and underwrite programs and services that directly benefit patients and their families by continuing to provide the highest quality health care.

Beaumont Foundation-Animal Assisted Therapy

The Animal Assisted Therapy Program at Beaumont Children’s is administered by certified child life specialists. This goal-directed program helps young patients cope with the stress and anxiety of a medical treatment through interaction with furry, four-legged volunteers.

The program helps the Child Life Services team fulfill its mission to promote effective coping through structured play, education and self-expression activities. In addition to room visits and extra one-on-one time for patients who need more support, the Animal Assisted Therapy program offers several therapeutic components, including:

  • Distraction during IV starts and other minor procedures
  • Assist with physical therapy or occupational therapy sessions
  • Special group events

Bloomfield Hills Country Club Caddie Scholarship Fund

The mission of this fund is to provide scholarships to deserving caddies who have demonstrated good character, integrity and leadership during their years of service as caddies to Bloomfield Hills Country Club.

Hospital for Special Surgery

The mission of Hospital for Special Surgery is to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic academic community of higher learning, animated from its origins by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The University is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake.


CATCH is dedicated to improving the quality of life for pediatric patients and their families at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital. Through an ongoing series of special fundraising activities and the development of a board-designated endowment fund, CATCH provides needy children whose special needs might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Rose Hill Center

Rose Hill Center is one of the nation’s leading long-term mental health facilities, offering comprehensive psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services in a peaceful setting.

Their mission is to provide a highly effective therapeutic program for adults with mental illness so they can learn to manage their symptoms, achieve their highest level of independence, and go on to lead rewarding lives.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Inspired by the life and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen:

  • Tends to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food
  • Strives to stimulate minds and nourish spirits
  • Works to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community
  • Builds alliances with others who share a commitment to this vision.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. It accomplishes this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.

Judson Center

The Judson Center provides expert, comprehensive services in southeastern Michigan that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.

Humane Society of Huron Valley

The mission of Humane Society of Huron Valley is to support the loving, responsible care of all animals in the community by ensuring proper nurturing care for the animals in their shelter; placing all adoptable animals in loving homes; reducing pet over-population; caring for the physical well-being of animals in the community; providing education and outreach to the community; and stopping animal cruelty.

Humane Society for U.S.

Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty. The Humane Society of the United States and is affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year—more than any other animal welfare organization—through its sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues.


The mission of the ASPCA, as stated by Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Michigan State University College of Law

Providing a rigorous educational program which prepares a diverse community of students to be national and international leaders in private legal practice, business and industry, government service, and legal education. The Law College defines its mission drawing on a century of service, its contemporary association with a major research institution, Michigan State University, and a common commitment by these institutions to broad educational access, scholarly excellence, and service to society.

John F. Schaefer Law Library Dedicated November 4, 2010.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind empowers lives of the visually impaired by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs, and communities.

Michigan Humane Society

The Michigan Humane Society’s mission is to end companion animal homelessness; provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to its care; and to be a leader in promoting humane values.

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a nonprofit agency that depends on the support of individuals, corporations, foundations and civic organizations such as Lions Clubs to fulfill its mission. It receives no government funding, and provides its renowned Guiding Eyes dogs — plus training and lifetime support — to its blind and visually impaired students at no cost to them. It costs approximately $50,000 to prepare its students and dogs to become a Guiding Eyes team.

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel through quality leader dogs, highly effective client instruction, and innovative services.

Operation Family Fund

Operation Family Funds ensures that all available resources are used to assist eligible members, caregivers and families of members of military and civilian personnel who have been severely disabled as a part of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom both domestically and abroad to achieve financial self-sufficiency and find solutions to short-term and long-term needs.

Camp Kesem at Michigan State University

Camp Kesem supports children through and beyond their parents’ cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services provides families struggling with problems with professional support, guidance, and services. More and more families are dealing with elder care, day care and parenting issues, as well as family and work stress. Substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion.

Oakland Family Services is a private, non-profit, human services agency which has been serving families and children in Southeastern Michigan.

The Hundred Club

The Hundred Club provides financial support to spouses, children and dependents of the police and fire officers, sheriffs, deputies, federal marshals, agents and others, who, while in the employ of or acting as public safety officers for the city of Detroit, or other municipal corporations and/or departments in the area of metropolitan Detroit, or wherever employed by or acting for the Michigan State Police, have lost their lives as a proximate result of action in the line of duty.