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Awards and Benefit Reception

2021 Virtual Awards and Benefits Reception 

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SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

FEERICK CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

15TH ANNIVERSARY 

2021 AWARDS & BENEFIT RECEPTION

Pre-show 6:00 PM
Program 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Given the continuing uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and to safeguard the health of our honorees, guests, and hosts, we will be holding a virtual program.

HONOREES

Laura A. Coruzzi ’85 
Spirit of Service Award

Rhonda Cunningham Holmes ’97
Honorable Deborah A. Batts Life of Commitment Award

A. Stephen LaSala ’40 
(awarded posthumously)
Thomas E. LaSala ’78 and Stephen R. LaSala ’70 
Spirit of Service Award

Maura K. Monaghan ’96 
James F. Gill Spirit of Hope Award

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
William M. Hartnett ’79 and Artemis Anninos ’96  
Champion of Justice Award

We are proud to have had your support for the last 15 years. If you are interested in joining the benefit committee and for additional information, please call 212-636-7467 or email rturk1@fordham.edu.

15th Anniversary - A Message from the Feerick Center

This year marks an important milestone for the Feerick Center. The Center celebrates its 15th anniversary.

We are very privileged since our launch to have had an extraordinarily dedicated team of staff, Dean’s Fellows, New York City Civic Corps and VISTA members, VISTA Leaders, consultants and volunteers support our work. We express our deep thanks to our Advisory Board Chair, Fern Schair, for her dedicated and brilliant support and leadership in so many areas; to our Advisory Board members for their committed and generous service; and to Professor Elizabeth B. Cooper, our Faculty Director, for her guidance and partnership through the Policy Advocacy and Legislation Clinic. 

We are especially honored to have been able to work with significant numbers of law students and alumni during the past 15 years. Their involvement shaped our work and made the Center what it is today.

We thank the extensive network of partners -- in government, the courts, the nonprofit sector, and the legal services community -- who have been so central to our work. Our mission has been to engage in social justice efforts in partnership with others and are truly grateful for the opportunities to do so.

Finally, and most importantly, we thank our donors. Because of the tremendously generous commitment from our donor community to our mission and mandate, we have been able over the last 15 years take the Center from a concept and work to realize its promise. We hope you will join us in celebration at the 2021 Virtual Awards and Benefit Reception. Help us congratulate our deserving honorees and be a part of our robust benefit committee. Your support is critical to our continued success, and our deep thanks to everyone.

Our deep thanks to everyone and we look forward to celebrating with you this important milestone in our history.

With deep gratitude,

John D. Feerick
Founder and Senior Counsel

Dora Galacatos
Executive Director

Awards and Benefit Reception 2020

2020 Virtual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception

HONOREES

Robert A. Ferris '66
George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award

Evelyn Jarvis Ferris 
George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award 

Hon. Deborah A. Batts
(awarded posthumously)
Life of Commitment Award

Sylvia Fung Chin ’77
Spirit of Service Award

Mary Ellen L. Kris ’76 
James F. Gill Spirit of Hope Award

Charles K. O’Neill ’72 
Spirit of Service Award

ORGANIZATIONAL HONOREES

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP 
Champion of Justice Award

Scott J. FitzGerald ’92
Champion of Justice Award

Michael F. Turansick ’82
Champion of Justice Award

Awards and Benefit Reception 2019

2019 Virtual Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception

HONOREES

Denis F. Cronin ’72
James F. Gill Spirit of Hope Award

Nancy E. Delaney ’88
Spirit of Service Award

Sharon L. McCarthy ’89 and Antonio X. Molestina ’89
Spirit of Service Award

Stacey J. Rappaport ’96
Champion of Justice Award

ORGANIZATIONAL HONOREES

Mutual of America
Thomas J. Moran and William J. Flynn GSAS ’51
(awarded posthumously)
George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award

Terra Firma: Healthcare and Justice for Immigrant Children
Dr. Cristina Muñiz de la Peña, Dr. Alan Shapiro, and Brett Stark
Life of Commitment Award 

Awards and Benefit Reception 2018

2018 Feerick Center Awards & Benefit Reception

HONOREES

Robert J. Reilly ’75
George J. Mitchell Lifetime Public Service Award

Rita M. Glavin ’96
Spirit of Service Award

J. Gregory ’75 and Laura Milmoe
Spirit of Service Award

Daniel P. O’Toole ’92
James F. Gill Spirit of Hope Award

Cesar A. Perales ’65
Life of Commitment Award