Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
At the Impact Fund, we are inspired by the heroes who fight for social justice in their communities every day. Each year, we show our appreciation by bringing together California’s social justice community and its supporters to honor a few of these champions.
Over 200 guests joined us on May 9, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Against the spectacular backdrop of the San Francisco skyline, Impact Fund Board Member Eric Havian emceed a program that made us all deeply appreciate why we do what we do.
It was with great pride that we honored local attorney Denise Abrams for her lifetime dedication to worker safety and women’s rights, as well as for her generous support of the Impact Fund grant program. We recognized the work of one of our grant recipients, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, for its significant victory last year to ensure that people with disabilities continue to live in their own communities. Finally, we applauded the courage and talent of award-winning performing arts pioneer Rita Moreno. Moreno endured and ultimately triumphed against the discriminatory culture of the entertainment industry and her story, told with passion and humor, was unforgettable.
Champion Denise Abrams Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Harley & Oberman Foundation, Inc.
Benefactor The Todd B. and Barbara C. Hilsee Foundation Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson P.C. Arlene Mayerson
Firm Patron Chavez & Gertler LLP Girard Gibbs LLP
Firm Friend Beeson, Tayer & Bodine Brayton Purcell, LLP Davis, Cowell & Bowe, LLP Dickson Geesman LLP Farrise Law Firm Fox & Robertson, P.C. Hadsell Stormer Keeny Richardson & Renick, LLP Harrington Investments, Inc. Keker & Van Nest LLP Kieve | Law Offices Leonard Carder, LLP Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP National Jury Project/West Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP Siegel, LeWitter & Malkani Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP Wynne Law Firm
Individual Patron Eric Havian and Jean Jarvis Dara Schur and Miye Goishi Sheila Thomas George Wolf Memorial Trust Chic Wolk
Individual Friend Dale Brodsky Richard Drury Jon B. Eisenberg Lainey Feingold James M. Finberg Joshua Konecky Jocelyn D. Larkin and Christopher Patti Steve L. Mayer Tom Meyer Karen Musalo and Richard Boswell Steven Patti and Katy Gasparini Robert Rubin Mark S. Rudy Peter Rukin Thomas Saenz
Non-Profit Friend ACLU of Northern California Asian Law Caucus Bay Area Legal Aid California Rural Legal Assistance Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment Consumers Union Disability Rights Advocates Disability Rights California Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund East Bay Community Law Center Equal Justice Society Equal Rights Advocates Golden Gate University School of Law Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School MALDEF National Employment Lawyers Association/The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy Public Advocates Inc. Public Citizen Worksafe