The Fitzgerald Foundation for Children
The Fitzgerald’s passion for law goes beyond their work in individual cases. In 1998, they established the Fitzgerald Foundation for Children to help improve public safety for young people located primarily, but not exclusively, in Wyoming.
Children do not vote and have no paid lobbyists, so their interests often get short-changed. Child safety, especially in motor vehicles, is a high priority for Jim and Sharon. The Foundation sponsors a Public Service Announcement on National Public Radio, urging parents to use proper child restraints in vehicles.
In addition to donating school supplies to needy Wyoming children at the start of each school year, the Foundation supports the University of Wyoming Law School’s efforts to train lawyers to advocate for children. The foundation also donates money to the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association to purchase bike helmets for Wyoming children.
The Foundation has supported numerous other organizations and schools. For example, the Foundation has donated money for youth athletic programs, Project Graduation, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Special Olympics.
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