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Awards and Benefit Reception

Awards and Benefit 2022

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Thank you to all of the donors who helped make the 2022 Awards & Benefit Reception a tremendous success! And, special thanks to our extraordinary group of honorees and leadership-level donors. Your support as Justice Partners, Patrons, Champions, Benefactors, and Friends of the Center ensured we had another outstanding benefit. Your generosity will help the Center continue its important social justice work with Fordham Law School students, alumni, and other partners.
 
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 Legislative and Policy Advocacy Clinic.

Thank you also to our extraordinary team of staff, VISTA members, VISTA Leaders, consultants and volunteer attorneys and students who are key to our successes. 

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

Finally, and most importantly, we thank our donors. Because of our generous supporters, the Center is able to operate to its fullest potential for another year. Thank you for helping to make this year’s Awards & Benefit Reception a financial success.

With deepest gratitude,

John D. Feerick
Founder and Senior Counsel

Dora Galacatos 
Executive Director
 

 
The annual benefit reception provides crucial funding for the Feerick Center, and we celebrate these incredible honorees for their commitment to service and social justice. If you are interested in joining the Benefit Reception committee or would like additional information please call 212-636-7747 or email galacatos@fordham.edu.
 

Awards and Benefit Reception 2022

2022 Feerick Center Awards and Benefit Reception 

HONOREES

Jennifer Jones Austin ’93
Honorable Deborah A. Batts Life of Commitment Award

Bradley J. Butwin ’85
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Spirit of Service Award

Rafal Gawlowski ’00
Latham & Watkins LLP

Spirit of Service Award

Professor Gail D. Hollister ’70
(awarded posthumously) 

Dedication to Excellence Award 

Edward G. Williams
Gail D. Hollister Dedication to Excellence Award 

Gregory P. Williams
Gail D. Hollister Dedication to Excellence Award  

ORGANIZATIONAL HONOREE

New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc.
Champion of Justice Award 

Awards and Benefit Reception 2021

2021 Virtual Feerick Center Awards and Benefit Reception 

HONOREES 

Laura A. Coruzzi Ph.D. ’79, J.D. ’85
Spirit of Service Award 

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

A. Stephen LaSala ’40 and Helen A. LaSala 
Spirit of Service Award 
Awarded posthumously 

Stephen R. LaSala ’70
Spirit of Service Award 

Thomas E. LaSala ’78
Spirit of Service Award 

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

ORGANIZATIONAL HONOREES 

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 
Champion of Justice Award 

Artemis Anninos ’96 
Champion of Justice Award 

William M. Hartnett ’79
Champion of Justice Award 

 

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
Life of Commitment Award
Awarded posthumously

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