Wyche is celebrating a century of practicing law by providing the cash for someone in the state to take part in one of South Carolina’s most prestigious and unique fellowship programs.
Wyche entered a partnership with Liberty Fellowship as the capstone of the Greenville-based law firm’s year-long celebration of its centennial. “The Challenge to Lead” calls on the business community to help build the next generation of leaders in South Carolina by investing in the fellowship’s rigorous leadership program.
Wyche is putting $55,000 into the program over the next three years and has issued a challenge to other regional and statewide businesses to match or exceed the firm’s commitment.
For Wyche the commitment is part of the firm’s celebration of 100 years of law practice in South Carolina, according to a news release. This and other contributions by Wyche over the past year are part of the firm’s Centennial Legacy Project, designed to reflect and renew Wyche’s commitment to its core principles of service to the community: advancing the business community, societal impact, community transformation and environmental stewardship.
Liberty Fellowship is the only state-based fellowship program of its kind in the United States, and there are more than 300 Liberty Fellows working collectively across South Carolina. The fellowship strives to activate individual leaders through a deeper understanding of a just, free and equitable society; serves as a convener for bringing together diverse perspectives to advance civil discourse; and provides infrastructure for taking action, according to the release. Liberty Fellowship is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, non-dogmatic organization which operates independently of the positions and views of its funders.
“Liberty Fellowship is very aligned with the ideals that have shaped Wyche’s 100 years of practice, and that continue to be central to our unique approach to serving our clients and our community,” Tally Parham Casey, CEO and chair of Wyche, said in the release. “Wyche is honored to have the chance to join forces with the Fellowship to support future leaders in our state.”
Liberty Fellows are selected based on an extensive nomination and interview process, designed to assess candidates that will offer unique and diverse perspectives to address the most critical issues facing South Carolinians. Participants are chosen based on both merit and a demonstrated commitment to community.
With offices in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.