On June 8, 2007, Burnett & Williams teamed up with Loudoun Literacy Council to kickoff the “Lawyers for Literacy” fundraising campaign. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attended the event, held at Burnett & Williams’ Leesburg office, as keynote speaker and longtime advocate of literacy. An author herself, Ms. Albright spoke about the importance of literacy programs in expanding opportunities for people in this country.
The event was attended by many local lawyers, town officials, and citizens of the community. All proceeds from the event benefited the Loudoun Literacy Council, a local nonprofit group dedicated to helping adults and children from disadvantaged families learn to read, speak, write, and understand English. Peter C. Burnett of Burnett & Williams was the lead donor for the Lawyers for Literacy campaign and encouraged other local lawyers to also support this important cause and give back to their communities.