TAG Foundation

TAGFoundation logoTAG Foundation: Who Are We?: Global Generosity

The TAG Alliances are a significant part of the international business community, with the capacity and desire to help those in need. We are proud to join other prominent members of our community through the TAG Foundation.

Members of the TAG Alliances interact with one another on a daily basis, demonstrating the benefits a global alliance brings to clients around the world. While member firms are charitable in their local jurisdictions, often they do not have a trusted outlet to respond to needs elsewhere.

TAG Foundation provides a means for TAGLaw, TIAG and TAG-SP firms to contribute funds for charitable purposes around the world. With advice and counsel from a committee of advisors and from members in affected areas of the world, TAG Foundation funds provide aid to local charities around the world, most often in response to natural or other disasters. Since its founding, the TAG Foundation has donated over $150,000 to disaster stricken areas around the globe.

How You Can Help...

We encourage contributions at any time, so that resources are available to respond at the time a crisis occurs. Contributions can be made through paypal, check or wire transfer (instructions shown right).

Donate Online via PayPal:  

Donation by Check:

Make Payable to: “TAG Charitable Foundation Inc.” and mail to: TAG Alliances; 150 2nd Avenue North, Suite 710; St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Wire Transfer Donation: 

For wire transfer information please contact Melisa Attisha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Creative Ways to Donate and Raise Awareness: 

  • Add TAG Foundation to Your Firm's Annual Contributions: Perhaps the most crucial way you can help TAG Foundation, is to make the Foundation a part of your firm's annual charitable contributions. Present the TAG Foundation to your firm's charities committee and ask them to consider adding TAG Foundation to their distribution list. Download a TAG Foundation flyer for your use.
  • Host a Jeans Day at Your Firm: Hosting a casual day is a popular way to contribute while also providing an opportunity for everyone in your firm to identify with your TAG membership. Many firms generously choose to match their employees’ donations to leverage their impact. Designate a "Jeans Day" benefitting TAG Foundation by encouraging donations of any size from your staff in exchange for a casual day in the office. Download a template "Jeans Day Flyer" for your use.

TAG Foundation Initiatives

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Fall 2016: Hurricane Matthew Relief

Although we do not currently have a member in Haiti, in October when Hurricane Matthew swept through the country leaving catastrophic damage in its wake, TAG Foundation turned to longtime beneficiary, ShelterBox to help. With a $2500 donation from TAG Foundation, ShelterBox will provide shelter, water and other basic needs to citizens on the island.

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Fall 2016: Flooding in Louisiana

Around the same time, prolonged rainfall in southern Lousiana resulted in massive flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses. With a recommendation from local TAGLaw Member, Milling Benson, TAG Foundation donated $2,500 to Second Harvest. A local food bank in the area, Second Harvest distributed truckloads of water, food and cleaning supplies to those devestated by the floods.

Past Initiatives:

  • 2016: Earthquake in Ecuador
  • 2015: Mudslides in Guatemala
  • 2015: Hurriane Joaquin in the Bahamas
  • 2015: Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
  • 2014: Ebola Relief in West Africa
  • 2013: Typoon Haiyan in The Philippines
  • 2012: Hurricane Sandy in New York
  • 2011: Floods in Pakistan
  • 2011: Fukushima Disaster in Japan

TAG Foundation Trustees and Advisors

TAG Foundation Trustees are Richard Attisha, Melisa Attisha and Chris Cervellera of TAG Alliances and also Peter Appleton Jones and Anne Appleton Jones. Guidance will be provided to the foundation by a committee of Advisors consisting of Harvey Feuerstein of Herrick, Feinstein, LLP (TAGLaw: New York); Ralph Wellington of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP (TAGLaw: Pennsylvania); Steve Popoff of Blaney McMurtry (TAGLaw: Ontario, Canada) and Norman Posner of Samet & Company (TIAG: Massachusetts).

The TAG Foundation has been approved as exempt from taxation under §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Members in the EU can make contributions to our account at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Please contact us for more information. (Florida Registration #CH32002)