Morton & Gettys attorneys give back to their favorite causes

In celebration of the firm’s move to Rock Hill’s revitalized downtown, the firm’s partners have supported a variety of organizations in the area, reflecting their own volunteer interests.

“As a firm, we appreciate the good work being done in our communities and we support those efforts throughout the year in many ways,” said Jim Morton. “In addition, as individuals, we have made contributions to the following nonprofits in honor of our move.”

John Gettys’ contribution went to the African-American Business District Monument. “I chose to contribute to the African-American Business District Monument, for it is by learning from the shared experiences of our City’s past that we best represent the hope of our future,” he said.

The Haven Men’s Shelter received a donation from Jim Morton. “The Haven is doing the important work of helping homeless men find their way in life,” said Morton.

Michael Smith gave back to the Arts Council of York County, to help the organization raise money for a baby concert grand piano. “The Community Performance Center is a vital resource for York County, both for Rock Hill organizations and for touring groups who perform there. I’m happy to contribute toward a new concert-quality piano that will let the community continue to enjoy these programs,” said Smith, who serves on the Arts Council Board of Directors.

Josh Vann’s donation went to Historic Rock Hill. “With the growth of Charlotte and its surrounding areas, it is more important now than ever that we act to preserve structures and places of local historic significance,” he said.

Elizabeth Owen made a gift to the Early Learning Partnership of York County because, as she said, “children should have access to education, learning and books in their homes whether they are rich, poor or anywhere in between.”