2017 Annual Gala

Celebrating Pro Bono Partnership’s 20th Anniversary

Pro Bono Partnership proudly celebrated at its 20th Anniversary Gala on October 12, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street. We were thrilled to honor Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of the Firm, Morgan Lewis, and Merck & Co., Inc. with 2017 Champion Awards. Both are stalwart supporters of the Partnership, providing expert lawyers to advise our nonprofit clients for many years.

Dinner Chairs for the event included Ashley Watson, Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Merck & Co., Inc. and David G. Leitch, Global General Counsel, Bank of America. We are thankful for their enthusiastic support of the Partnership’s mission!

Additionally, 20th Anniversary Awards were presented to the Partnership’s Founders: General Electric Company, Richard Hobish, and ACC Westchester/ Southern Connecticut. The inaugural Lifetime Pro Bono Award was presented to Hon. Jonathan Lippman (Ret.), Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins, LLP. We were also privileged to have NBC News’ dynamic and insightful Senior Investigative and Legal Correspondent, Cynthia McFadden, as our host.

Videos highlighting Pro Bono Partnership nonprofit clients and 2017 honorees can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

• Pro Bono Partnership History

• Judge Lippman Tribute

• Jami Wintz McKeon/Morgan Lewis & New Haven Land Trust/Schooner

• Merck & Co., Inc. & Hands In 4 Youth


Please also view our 20th Anniversary Gala photo album here.