In the Community
Regan Zambri Long, PLLC
We at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC donate a substantial amount of our time and
resources to charitable, professional, and educational organizations.
Our Washington DC personal injury attorneys firmly believe that the success
of our community depends on the willingness of citizens to care for and
Distracted Driving Seminars
For the past few years, Salvatore Zambri has been giving presentations
at area schools to students, faculty, and parents about the catastrophic
consequences of distracted driving. His mission is to teach students and
their parents the importance of driving carefully, and to empower them
to be sure that they do not allow others to drive while distracted, at
least not while they are passengers in a vehicle. His presentations are
part of his community service, and he has received tremendous, positive
feedback from students, faculty, and parents about how impacting his presentations
are to those who hear it. Here are a few quotes from school principals:
"Thank you so much for the powerful presentation you made to all the
students at [our] high school today. We really appreciate your coming
out here to spread the word about how dangerous distracted driving is."
"I learned many lessons from your teachings and wisdom. All our kids
were focused on your words of wisdom and precaution."
"You did a great job . . . I am sure your presentation made a difference
and will in the future."
Feeding the Hungry
Salvatore Zambri and his family make full, healthy, homemade meals every
two weeks which they then deliver to local shelters. The food they prepare
feeds between 60 and 80 underprivileged local men, women, and children
twice per month throughout the year. As he explains, "My parents
taught me the importance of charitable works. I am tremendously proud
of my wife and children for taking the time to make such a difference
in the lives of many in our community. It is a joy to serve our community
as a family in this way."
Friendship Public Charter Schools
Victor Long has been deeply committed to Washington, D.C. charitable organizations
for over 25 years. He is a past board member of the Capital Hill Arts
Workshop and the past President of the Board of Friendship House which,
at the time was the largest recipient of United Way Funds in the City.
He is a founding Board Member of Friendship Public Charter Schools, the
largest charter school system in the City, which enrolls approximately
20% of D.C. school students.
Mr. Long is the current Board Secretary for Friendship Schools and the
Chair of the Athletic Committee. He recently founded a nonprofit corporation,
the Friendship Athletic Association, Inc., which is dedicated to support
scholar athletes on Friendship's seven city campuses. Mr. Long authors
a blog regarding Friendship Athletics. Friendship Collegiate Academy requires
admission to college for graduation and leads the City in the number of
public high school students who pass advanced placement courses. Friendship
Collegiate's Football team is recognized as the best team in the City
and has gained national attention with several television appearances,
including ESPN, and many nationally coveted college recruits.
Paul and Vanessa Cornoni enjoy volunteering for the PALS organization.
The PALS organization coordinates visits to local nursing homes. It allows
volunteers to bring their pets to visit people in need of love, attention
and compassion. The picture below is of a recent event where they brought
their beagle Spike for a visit. To learn more about PALS, please click here.
Participation in Local Food Drives
Victor Long and Paul Cornoni chair the annual holiday Food Drive for the
D.C. Trial Lawyers Association. Amy Griggs represents the firm in Virginia's
Annual Legal Food Frenzy, a competition among interested Virginia lawyers
to collect food and donations for food banks.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure & Lawyers Have Heart Road Race
Jackie Colclough is involved in a variety of community activities and fundraising
efforts for nonprofit organizations. She regularly participates in the
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which serves to raise funds for breast
cancer research and development. For the past several years, Regan Zambri
Long, PLLC has fielded a team for the Komen Race, generating interest
among firm members and their families.
Wreaths Across America
Jackie Colclough and her family actively participate in Wreaths Across
America, a non-profit organization founded to continue and expand the
annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. She is also
involved in the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports
wounded veterans and their families.
Mentoring Through Coaching
For more than ten years, Salvatore Zambri has been the coach of many of
his daughters' sports teams. During that time, he has coached nearly
100 different young women. "Coaching my daughters and the other girls
on our teams has been one of the greatest joys of my life," explains
Sal. "For more than ten years, I have seen kindergartners turn into
exceptional young women. As a coach, I focus on the joy of the game, positive
teamwork, skill development, and effort to be a part of something memorable
and character building. I will always remember the names and faces of
every person I have ever coached."
Amy Griggs places high value on literacy and devotes hundreds of hours
annually to projects in D.C. to promote literacy. Ms. Griggs is a very
active member of the Junior League of Washington. She is working on her
fourth year of involvement with the JLW's largest annual fundraiser,
A Capital Collection of Holiday Shops, which raises more than $200,000
annually to further the JLW's mission of promoting literacy in Washington,
D.C. Ms. Griggs will be chair of the event in 2012 and is excited to bring
her enthusiasm to the project. Regan Zambri Long, PLLC attorneys are strong
supporters of the Junior League's mission of promoting literacy in
Washington, D.C. Ms. Griggs also volunteers with the Junior League for
the Library of Congress' National Book Festival which facilitates
authors meeting their readers during the two-day festival in September
to encourage literacy and excitement for reading. In addition, Ms. Griggs
is involved with organizations seeking to improve and preserve DC's
historic surroundings. Over the past two years, she has also been a member
of the Steering Committee for the Trust for the National Mall's Le'Enfant
Society, an organization of young professionals working to raise funds
to help restore and repair the National Mall. Additionally, Ms. Griggs
places high value in supporting the local arts community and regularly
attends events with the Jete Society benefiting the Washington Ballet.
To learn more about our firm's community work, please contact us today.