On behalf of all of The Bronx Defenders staff, our Board of Directors, and our clients, we would like to extend the warmest thank you to all who came out to support our 2014 Annual Gala this past Monday, November 10th, 2014. The evening was truly a momentous event.
From our 2014 Partner in the Pursuit of Justice Debo Adegbile, to our 2014 Corporate Partner Mark Califano at American Express, to our Pro Bono Partner of the Year Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, to our 2014 Client Honoree Wendy Porrata, the event was brimming with inspiring partnerships, galvanizing speeches, and poignant recognition of the most important aspect of this work: the 35,000 clients who we serve each year, their families, and their communities.
This year’s Annual Gala proved to be our greatest yet. We had 26 amazing sponsors and over 300 attendees supporting the event. As evidenced by the impressive and prominent honorees who graced our stage this year, and by the overwhelming generosity of our supporters who attended the event or donated in their stead, this year’s Annual Gala rang as a true testament to the greater community that stands behind the mission and vision of The Bronx Defenders and our partners. This work would not be possible without such dedicated and passionate supporters.
A special thank you to our 2014 Sponsors:
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Excel Interior Construction Corp
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Tania Brief and Andrew Ehrlich
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
James and Susan Riley
J.P. Morgan Chase
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Mayer Brown LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
White & Case LLP
Thank you all for standing up with The Bronx Defenders.