Dinner Honoring Pete Ruegger And Raymond McGuire Is Most Successful Dinner in Legal Aid History
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
The Legal Aid Society's 36th Annual Award Dinner was the most successful in the organization's history. On hand for the celebration were from left: Raymond J. McGuire; Legal Aid President Blaine (Fin) Fogg; Richard J. Davis, Chairman of the Board; Philip T. (Pete) Ruegger; and Attorney-in-Chief Steven Banks.

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 (Pete) 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.