Schweitzer Law Partners Raises $6,000 for Foothill Unity Center


Pasadena’s premier family law firm, The Schweitzer Law Partners, A Professional Corporation (LODPS, APC), announced today that it has raised $6,000 during its 10-Year anniversary Monte Carlo Night fundraiser. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to Foothill Unity Center—a multi-service, non-profit agency serving low-income families throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

he LODPS Anniversary fundraiser was held Thursday, March 14th at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and attended by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, members of the Pasadena Women’s Club, as well as other key business professionals from the Pasadena community.

Donald P. Schweitzer, president and founder of The Schweitzer Law Partners said, “We’re happy to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary by giving back to the community. Everyday in our practice, we represent people and make a difference in their lives, so partnering with another organization—Foothill Unity Center—that does the same in their line of work is a natural fit.”

“This partnership came at a time when we weren’t sure if we would be able to hold the Mobile Dental Clinic,” said Betty McWilliams, executive director, Foothill Unity Center. “There is a great need for pediatric dental care for low income children who are uninsured in our community, and so we were thrilled when Don and his wife, Maria Schweitzer, approached us asking how they could help. The money raised offsets our out-of-pocket costs and every contribution makes a difference.”

The $6,000 will support the Center’s Mobile Dental Clinic, and contributes to the organization’s $51,000 out-of-pocket costs for the clinic. In 2012, Foothill Unity Center’s Mobile Dental Clinic provided 3,011 pediatric dental procedures ranging from sealants, filings, extractions, and minor oral surgery—services valued at $185,000.

Donations are still being accepted. A donation form is available online at

About Foothill Unity Center

Foothill Unity Center’s mission is to “help neighbors in crisis attain self-sufficiency by partnering with the community and using our resources wisely to provide vital support services with love and dignity.” Founded in 1980, the Center has been a continuous provider of food, shelter, transportation, referrals, case management, and a variety of health services to low-income and homeless families in the community. Families that live within the Center’s 11 city service area of the San Gabriel Valley, and meet the income criteria of 150% of the Federal Poverty Line or below, are eligible for the Center’s programs and services. The Center also has experienced tremendous growth in its client-base, which has more than tripled during the last five years, from 1,371 unduplicated families in 2007 to 4,699 unduplicated families in 2012. With a dedicated staff and more than 2,000 volunteers, Foothill Unity Center works hard to make a significant difference in the lives of the 12,000 children, individuals and families it serves annually by providing them with the vital services they need to attain self-sufficiency with love and dignity.

About The Schweitzer Law Partners

The Schweitzer Law Partners, A Professional Corporation, (LODPS, APC) is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Its specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.

The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, Schweitzer Law Partners offers peace of mind every step of the way.