Commitment to Community

Involvement in the community is highly regarded at CWM as evidenced by the breadth of community positions held by its professionals.  Universities, school  boards, juvenile court programs, museums, libraries and a variety of non-profit agencies have all benefited from the volunteer commitments of firm partners and associates.  The firm strongly believes in its duty to support and enrich life for all citizens of its community.

Giving Back
2017 Legal Food Frenzy
Friendly competition supports local foodbank
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, a few of the firm’s attorneys loaded up their cars with the food donated by the attorneys and staff as part of the 2017 Legal Food Frenzy. The firm divided up into three teams which created a fun, competitive environment in which to raise food and monetary donations to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
Legal Community Fights Hunger
CWM Receives Award for 2016 Competition
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, the attorneys and staff of CWM joined together as Debbie Hansley, with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern shore, presented the firm with an award for placing third among medium size law firms in Hampton Roads for having raised 13,813 pounds of food during the 2016 Legal Food frenzy. The 2016 event marked the 25th anniversary of the local fundraiser which was established by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association to provide an opportunity for the legal community to give back to those in need. In 2006 the Legal Food Frenzy expanded to a statewide effort to fight hunger and has raised more than 14.2 million pounds of food and groceries benefiting foodbanks throughout Virginia.
2016 Legal Food Frenzy
CWM Exceeds Fundraising Goal
During the month of April, the attorneys and staff of CWM participated in the 25th Annual Legal Food Frenzy benefiting the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The Legal Food Frenzy brings the local legal community together to provide the Foodbank with much-needed food and funds to serve children, families and seniors in our area who struggle with hunger. We exceeded our goal for 2016 by raising 13,813.75 pounds of food.
Holiday Toy Drive
2015 Holiday Toy Drive for Local Community Center.
Each year during the holiday season, the attorneys and staff gather together to decorate our tree. Part of our annual tradition is buying toys for local children in need. This year we selected the Berkley Community Center in Norfolk. We hope the toys will bring a smile to these very special children this holiday season.
Feeding the Hungry
2015 Legal Food Frenzy
The attorneys and staff of CWM participated in the 24th Annual Legal Food Frenzy benefiting the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. We are proud to announce that we placed third in the mid-size firm category having raised 477 pounds of food per employee, or 12,402 total pounds.
16 Bags of Clothes
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association's Harvest for the Homeless.
The attorneys and staff participated in this year's Harvest for the Homeless by donating over sixteen bags of clothes which will be delivered to the Samaritan House.
139 Winter Coats
2014 Winter Coat Drive.
Ryan Snow, the firm's managing partner, spearheaded the 2014 Winter Coat Drive for the I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court. A total of 139 coats were donated with an entire box by the firm's attorneys and staff. The coats were delivered to United Way and ForKids.
ForKids Toy Drive
2014 ForKids Holiday Toy Drive.
Each year the attorneys and staff at CWM select a holiday project that allows us give back to those in need during the holiday season. This year toys were donated to ForKids Holiday Toy Drive.
13,000 Pounds of Food
2014 Legal Food Frenzy.
The attorneys and staff of CWM participated in the 23rd Annual Legal Food Frenzy benefiting the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. This year the firm raised over 13,000 pounds of food and was awarded 2nd Place for medium size firms for having raised 513 pounds per employee.
Community News
February 27, 2017
Learning Center Earns River Stars Award
The River Stars Awards are presented each year by the Elizabeth River Project and recognize stewards of the Elizabeth River.  This year a new recognition, the Eastern Branch Award, was...... Read More
January 10, 2017
Amy McClure appointed to serve on Executive Board of Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia
Amy McClure has been appointed to serve on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia.  She has been active with the organization since...... Read More
October 25, 2016
Amy McClure named to Inside Business' 2016 Top Forty Under Forty.
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L. C. is proud to announce that Amy McClure has been named to Inside Business' 2016 Top Forty Under Forty.  Each year since 1999, Inside Business...... Read More
August 16, 2016
Davenport Elected to Serve as Vice-Chairman of Suffolk Wetlands Board
The firm is proud to announce that Darius Davenport and been elected to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Suffolk Wetlands Board for 2016-2017. The Suffolk Wetlands Board is a seven member...... Read More
August 8, 2016
Tidewater Arts Outreach Appoints President
The organization appointed the following officers to serve for 2016-2017:   Steven Stancliff (Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC), president; Osman Lambiro (Sentara Life Care), vice president; Jennifer Bonsiewich (Dixon Hughes Goodman...... Read More
July 26, 2016
W. Ryan Snow to Serve as Vice Chair of Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk Botanical Garden announced that Ryan Snow will serve as Vice Chair of the Norfolk Botanical Garden Board of Trustees.  Ryan has served on the board since 2012 and has...... Read More
July 14, 2016
Norfolk’s Youngest Voices Soar in a Collection of Writings
For over sixty years, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin has served as general counsel to Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (the “Authority” or “NRHA”).  Our work with the Authority supports its...... Read More
May 10, 2016
Howard W. Martin, Jr. Receives Award for Distinguished Service
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin is proud to announce that Howard W. Martin, Jr.  received the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Clarissa E. McAdoo Houser Award for Distinguished Service.  The Houser...... Read More
December 1, 2015
Tidewater Arts Outreach Adds New Board Member
CWM attorney Steven M. Stancliff has been elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors for Tidewater Arts Outreach. Steve chairs CWM's Admiralty & Maritime Law practice...... Read More
September 28, 2015
Attorneys and staff raise 12,404 pounds of food
The firm is proud to have been recognized at the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association's luncheon last week for our participation in the 2015 Legal Food Frenzy. Wiley Grandy was...... Read More
May 1, 2015
Harriet Reynolds Participates in International Service Trip to India
Harriet Reynolds recently spent 10 days in Hyderabad, India as a participant in an international service trip sponsored by Dartmouth College.  She and 17 other women worked closely with the...... Read More
February 20, 2015
Tidewater Community College recognizes Stephanie Hunter for service on Legal Advisory Committee
The firm is proud to recognize Stephanie Hunter, Litigation Paralegal, for her contributions to Tidewater Community College for serving as a Program Advisor on the Legal Advisory Committee. Stephanie has...... Read More
November 2, 2014
Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Gala Benefit Auction
On Saturday, November 1st, the Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Gala Benefit Auction at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The event...... Read More
October 17, 2014
Amy McClure speaks to young girls about self-esteem
Amy McClure joined employees of Unilever Lipton at Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk to speak to young girls about improving their self-esteem.  The event was part of the Dove Days...... Read More
May 9, 2014
Attorneys attend Tidewater Community College's Women's Leadership Breakfast
Delphine Carnes and Harriet Reynolds attended Tidewater Community College's 12th Annual Women's Leadership Breakfast at the Portsmouth Campus Student Center.  This year's theme for the Women's Center was "Educate. Empower. Enhance and...... Read More
March 1, 2014
"So You're 18" program visits students at Norview High School
The "So You're 18" program is organized by the South Hampton Roads Bar Association to introduce students at Norview High School to the rights and responsibilities that they will be embracing as citizens...... Read More
January 2, 2014
Norfolk Botanical Gardens kicks off New Year with "Garden 2014 Fun Run"
On New Year’s Day, hundreds of runners and their families enjoyed 2.014 miles of spectacular light displays throughout the Norfolk Botanical Garden while kicking off the new year in...... Read More
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