Good Deed: Local Inns of Court chapter raises funds for area kids

Contributed photo / Members of the Chattanooga chapter of the Americans Inns of Court who recently presented a check to The Children’s Advocacy Center, from left, are Advocacy Center Grants Coordinator Sky Davis; CAC Donor Relations and Events Coordinator Hannah Gunter; Inns of Court board member Crystle Carrion; IOC President Ariel Anthony; IOC Secretary and Past President Magistrate Ron Powers; CAC Director of External Affairs Lisa Moore; and CAC Prevention and Marketing Coordinator Maddy Looney.

The Chattanooga chapter of the American Inns of Court recently raised $14,848.88 by holding a charity auction to benefit The Children's Advocacy Center. The fundraising effort includes amounts raised through an auction as well as individual donations made by Inn members.

"Many thanks to the officers and members of the IOC for their generosity and support of kids in our community who have suffered unimaginable abuse," Lisa Moore, director of external affairs at the advocacy center, said in a news release. "It takes a community to raise the needed funds to provide these specialized services ... . We appreciate the efforts of the IOC that allow us to help kids in Hamilton County."

The auction items at the Inns of Court event were donated by local judges and attorneys, as well as area shops, restaurants and artists.

"The Chattanooga chapter of the Inns of Court has a long history of philanthropy. We are fortunate to have found wonderful organizations to partner with every year and to have a member base that prioritizes generosity in the same way," Inns of Court President Ariel Anthony said in the release.

More than 150 lawyers and judges belong to the Chattanooga chapter of the Inns of Court. The organization aims to improve the skills, professionalism, ethics, and civility of the bench and bar.