PAIR Gala Celebration 

Thank you for joining us at the PAIR gala on June 6, 2017 and for making this year’s celebration such a special event! The gala was a beautiful evening, marked by moving stories and inspirational people: our awardees, clients like Octavio Guerra Ramos, and our generous supporters. Congratulations to all our 2017 awardees!

If you were photographed during the gala, you may access and download these photos at no charge from the PAIR Flickr page. You are welcome to use PAIR gala photos for any of personal use or marketing communications, i.e., websites, media releases, newsletters, social media, and email.

You can make a difference! The Gala is an important night for us at PAIR where we honor our clients and the tremendous work of our volunteers. It is also an evening of gathering community allies and making a commitment to support immigrant across Massachusetts, much of which is done through PAIR's Fund the Mission drive, in the amount or $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $100. If you didn’t have a chance to Fund The Mission to support PAIR’s programs, please consider giving now on our Donation page. 

Each dollar donated to PAIR is one more immigrant’s dream of a better life realized, one more helping hand to those desperately in need of legal aid, and is one more Octavio who has the opportunity to be free and safe from harm. 

To view the 2017 Gala program, click here. This year's distinguished awardees are:

Pro Bono Asylum Attorney Award
Michael Delulis, Holland & Knight LLP
Nicole Peterson, Welch’s

Pro Bono Detention Award
Kathleen Kahmann Farrell

Pro Bono Mentor Award
Melanie Conroy & Shayla Harlev, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Pro Bono Interpreter Award 
Doris Cristobal, 32BJ SEIU

Pro Bono Law Firm Award
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Business Leader in Human Rights Award
MassMutual Financial Group 

Outstanding Service Award
Ropes & Gray LLP

Sarah B. Ignatius Award for 
Outstanding Achievement & Excellence in Law

Chin & Curtis LLP

Many thanks to our generous auction donors who helped us put together 7 fabulous auction lots including: tickets to Hamilton and a one-night stay at the NYC Westin, concert tickets to Coldplay at Gillette Stadium with VIP parking, lunch with author/activist Junot Diaz, Red Sox home tickets v. the Orioles, a wine and cheese tasting at Formaggio, South End, a chef's tasting with Meghann Ward, of Tapestry and one-night stay at the Seaport Hotel, and tickets to James Taylor/Bonnie Raitt at Fenway.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017,
6:00-9:00 p.m.

For directions, click here:
Seaport World Trade Center, Harborview Ballroom

Gala tickets can be purchased on our Eventbrite page. For information on sponsoring the Gala, contact: Amy Mercure,,
617-742-9296, x5.

2017 sponsors

The PAIR gala would not be as successful as it is without our dedicated and generous sponsors,  including our foundation supporters, private donors, corporate sponsors, and of course, the Seaport Hotel. Thanks to all our 2017 PAIR Gala Sponsors!

Elite | $50,000
2 tables, VIP reception, prominent display in advertising materials, mention in PAIR’s press release, and honorable mention at Gala

Ropes & Gray LLP

Diamond | $15,000
2 tables, prominent display in advertising materials, mention in PAIR’s press release, and honorable mention at Gala 

Foley Hoag LLP

Platinum | $10,000
1 table of 10 seats, prominent display in advertising materials

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC
Thomson Reuters
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Gold | $5,000
1 table of 10 seats, display in advertising materials 

Chin & Curtis LLP
Susan J. Cohen
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
John Hancock
MassMutual Financial Group
McHaffey & Associates
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Silver | $3,000
8 seats, display in advertising materials 

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Collora LLP
Fidelity Investments
Fish & Richardson, PC
Foley & Lardner LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Goulston Storrs, P.C
Kosmo Kalliarekos
Littler Mendelson P.C.
McCarter & English LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Wendy Zazik & Mark Gale

Benefactor Level | $500-$2,000
2 seats, display in advertising materials 

Arrowood Peters LLP
Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Demeo LLP
Jonathan Ellman & Beth-Anne Halpert
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Gay & Dick Harter
International Network of Boutique Law Firms
Locke Lord LLP
Lurie Friedman LLP
Microsoft Corporation
Pierce Atwood LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Octavio Guerra Ramos
Reebok International
Sanzone & McCarthy LLP
White & Case LLP

Individual | $160
1 seat

The Gala is PAIR’s primary source of community fundraising and also an opportunity to recognize the excellent work of all of our partners. PAIR would welcome any contribution you make, particularly where foundation giving is low due to their own diminishing resources. For more information, please contact Tamara Omazic.


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