Some general counsel support conferences as sponsors (See my post of Oct. 10, 2008: several named sponsors of diversity conference.). Others support worthy causes with cash.
An advertisement in Diversity& the Bar, Vol. 10, Nov./Dec. 2008 at 71, thanks five law departments for donations they made to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Those five are Microsoft ($500,000 donation), DuPont ($150,000), Wal-Mart ($150,000), Xerox ($100,000) and The Gap ($30,000).