For years, Jim Beasley Sr. held an annual Christmas party for orphans where lawyers dressed up as Santa and handed out toys and clothes. Over the years, Beasley also bought hundreds of air-conditioners and gave them away to people who couldn't afford them.
When Beasley won his $8 million verdict against the Philadelphia Housing Authority for the deaths by fire of six children, he went out and bought hundreds of smoke alarms and donated them to PHA, ensuring there would be no more needless tragedies.
These are just a few examples of the compassionate, caring mindset lived out here at The Beasley Firm.
The Beasley Firm & Temple University
The greatest recipient of Jim Beasley's generosity was his alma mater, Temple University. Beasley donated $20 million to Temple's Law School, subsequently renamed the Beasley School of Law. The gift was earmarked to provide full scholarships for highly qualified but economically disadvantaged law students, as well as to endow several faculty chairs at the law school. From 1998 to 2007, Beasley Scholarships were awarded to 179 Temple law students, for a total of $3,780,004, or an average of $21,117 per student. Beasley provided this gift in honor of the great opportunities the school gave him in advancing his legal career.
Continuing the Legacy with The Beasley Firm Foundation
Jim Beasley Jr. has carried on his father's tradition of giving by founding The Beasley Firm Foundation. The foundation has given away money to provide day care support for single mothers receiving cancer treatments, as well as funding to repair underprivileged peoples' homes and playgrounds. The firm also has a holiday tradition of giving away turkeys to families in need.
The Beasley Firm is also the major sponsor of the Beasley School of Law's "LEAP" program, which promotes educational advancement with area high school students by having them stage mock trial competitions. Schools across the Commonwealth participate every year, and the finals for Philadelphia schools are held at the Beasley School of Law.
The Beasley Firm is passionate about giving back to our community in a variety of ways, meeting the unique needs of the individuals that live in Philadelphia and surrounding areas in any way we can.