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.
Donation to Philadelphia Housing Authority
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.
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.
These are just a few examples of the compassionate, caring mindset lived out here at The Beasley Firm.