Lincoln Financial Group Legal Department Raises $8,000 for National Legal Aid and Defender Association

Approximately 240 Employees Companywide Create and Publish ‘You’ve Been Served’ Cookbook for Charitable Cause


Thursday, December 21, 2017 10:35 am EST



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#Legal Dept employees @lincolnfingroup raised $8k for @NLADA by creating & publishing an original cookbook. #giving

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) announced today that its Legal Department employees companywide raised over $8,000 for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. The donation originated from a charitable initiative led by approximately 240 Legal Department employees, who created and published an original cookbook entitled You’ve Been Served, which was then made available in exchange for financial contributions.

“At Lincoln Financial, we have a rich history of giving back to our communities at a corporate level, as well as in our different office locations and business areas,” said Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel for Lincoln Financial Group. “In particular, during this magical time of the holiday season, our team wanted to join together in support of an important cause. NLADA serves as a valuable resource to so many, and I am very proud that our project will help further their life-changing work.”

On December 20, 2017, Hicks and several other representatives from Lincoln Financial presented the check to NLADA at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

“We are grateful to Lincoln Financial Group’s Legal Department for this wonderful support,” said Jo-Ann Wallace, NLADA president and CEO. “Their creativity in championing our mission is inspiring. With passionate and dedicated partners, like Lincoln Financial Group, we can make the promise of equal justice for all a reality. I look forward to our continued collaboration in 2018 and beyond.”

The cookbook, which sold out of all 565 copies in ten days, features original recipes and many have a local flair that aligns to the regions of Lincoln Financial’s key city office locations: Fort Wayne, Ind., Omaha, Neb., Greensboro, N.C., Hartford, Conn., Concord, N.H., and the Philadelphia area.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at

About The National Legal Aid & Defender Association

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel. NLADA has pioneered access to justice at the national, state and local levels through the creation of our public defender systems and other important institutions from The Sentencing Project to the Legal Services Corporation. A leader in the development of national standards for civil legal aid and public defense, NLADA also provides advocacy, training and technical assistance for equal justice advocates across the country.


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Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel, Lincoln Financial Group; Jo-Ann Wallace, president and CEO, NLADA; Kris Ash and Kim Kress, both of Lincoln Financial Group's Legal Department. (Photo: Business Wire)
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The cover of the "You've Been Served" original cookbook, which Lincoln Financial Group's Legal Department created and published as part of a charitable initiative. (Photo: Business Wire)
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