Celebrating Leaders for Justice

On July 6, 2017, the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation honored leaders in the legal field who dedicated their time, expertise, and financial resources to help Greater Hartford Legal Aid end poverty and fight for justice in the Greater Hartford area. The honorees were: company leader, United Technologies Corporation; law firm leader, Shipman & Goodwin; and individual leader, Charlie Gill, Executive VP and General Counsel, UTC.

This sold-out special event was attended by 150 people and featured a keynote address by Senator Richard Blumenthal, a speech by Mayor Luke Bronin, and a cocktail hour and dinner at the top of The Hartford’s Tower Building, boasting unbeatable views of the Hartford skyline and surrounding area. 

“The leaders being honored help end poverty for GHLA clients by investing in justice.” said GHLA Executive Director Jamey Bell. “Their generosity means that GHLA lawyers can provide comprehensive advocacy that helps people meet their basic human needs for safety, shelter, food, health care, and educational and employment opportunity. We are so pleased that Senator Blumenthal, a champion of justice for more than four decades, joined us in celebrating these leaders and their impact.”

GHLA Foundation President Ricardo Anzaldúa said, “Corporate and law firm support for Legal Aid strengthens our community and transforms lives. We all have roles to play in ending poverty.”

The event was generously funded by numerous distinguished sponsors including: Shipman & Goodwin; Robinson + Cole; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, all supporting at the Gold Level of $10,000. Other top sponsors included: Aetna; The Hartford; Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey; Ruel, Ruel, Goings & Britt; Day Pitney; Hinckley Allen; Pullman & Comley; and Rogin Nassau. 

Funds raised at the event will further the vital work of GHLA and continue our mission to achieve equal justice for poor people, work with clients to promote social justice, and address the effects and root causes of poverty.

Please check back with us for information about our next GHLA fundraiser.


Photography generously donated by Tricia Rose