The Legal Aid Society's 36th Annual Awards Dinner, held on May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria, was the most successful in the organization's history. Philip T. Ruegger, former Chair of the Executive Committee of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, received the Society's 2013 Servant of Justice Award, and Raymond J. McGuire, Citi's Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, received the Theodore Roosevelt Award.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Society’s Civil Practice, which annually provides individual legal assistance than benefits more than 100,000 vulnerable New Yorkers in all five boroughs of New York City, including senior citizens, children and adults with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage workers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless and imminently homeless children and adults. In addition, the Society's law reform representation benefits all two million low-income children and adults in all five boroughs. The awards dinner proceeds are crucial to enable the Society's front-line staff in all five boroughs to provide essential civil legal aid in the midst of these challenging times for the vulnerable low-income families and individuals we represent.
A photograph of the honorees appeared in Evening Hours in The New York Times on Sunday and an article and photograph appeared in Monday's New York Law Journal.
The Legal Aid Society's 35th Annual Awards Dinner, held May 10, 2012, at the Waldorf Astorial, was the most successful in the organization's history. Barbara Lyne and Mel Immergut received the Society's 2012 Servant of Justice Award and Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO of NYSE Euronext, received the Society's Theodore Roosevelt Award. Mr. Immergut is a Vice Chair of the Society and the Chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Ms. Immergut is a member of the Society's Advisory Board.
A record attendance of 1,000 banking and corporate executives and leaders of the Bar joined in the tribute to Alan Levine as The Legal Aid Society's 2011 Servant of Justice and to Mark T. Gallogly as the recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award at the 34th Annual Awards Dinner May 12 at the Waldorf Astoria.
The Legal Aid Society's Annual Awards Dinner 2010 was the highest grossing in the history of The Legal Aid Society with $2.3 million raised and 1,000 guests in attendance. The 2010 Servant of Justice Award was presented to H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Barbara Cohen, a former Chair of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Support Division, a fundraising committee. Receiving the Theodore Roosevelt award were Harvey R. Blau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Griffon Corporation, and his wife Arlene Blau.
The Legal Aid Society's Annual Awards Dinner is held every May at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The gala event was established in 1977 to raise money to support the civil work of The Legal Aid Society. There are two awards presented:
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