PAIR Gala Celebration 

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The annual PAIR Gala Celebration was held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center, Harborview Ballroom. Thank you for attending the PAIR Gala as we celebrated 30 years of serving immigrants! To view photos from the evening, visit of Flickr page. For the 30th anniversary Gala program, see here. We welcome you to use the PAIR Gala photos for personal use or marketing communications, i.e. websites, media releases, newsletters, social media, and email.

The Gala brought together more than 300 leaders in Greater Boston’s legal, nonprofit and business communities, including law firm partners, corporate counsel, philanthropists, immigrants, and community activists. Guests also had a chance to meet former PAIR clients to hear their stories of hope. It was a special evening and powerful moment to honor all those who work so hard to assist our vibrant immigrant community.

This year's distinguished awardees were:

Pro Bono Asylum Award
Thomas Hannigan, Jennifer Rikoski, Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar, Alex Intile, & Daniel Swartz, Ropes & Gray LLP

Pro Bono Detention  Award
Murphy & King P.C.

Pro Bono Mentor Award
Emma Winger, American Immigration Council & Jennifer Klein, Committee for Public Counsel Services

Pro Bono Interpreter Award 
Carol Leon, Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement

Pro Bono Law Firm Award
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Outstanding Service Award
Alan Pampanin, Pampanin Law Offices

Outstanding Business Leader in Human Rights Award
AbbVie Inc.

Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Excellence in Law
Howard Silverman

As we reflected on 30 years of PAIR, the Gala stood out as a gathering community allies who were making a commitment to support immigrant across Massachusetts, much of which is done through corporate sponsorship and PAIR's Fund the Mission drive. 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 asylum seeker who has the opportunity to find their voice and live their dream.

To learn more about the gala, check out our past event. Visit PAIR 2018 Gala Flickr page or view the 2018 gala program.  If you would like to learn about gala sponsorship, see below for more details. 



Monday, June 3, 2019,
6:00-9:00 p.m.

For directions, click here:
Seaport World Trade Center, Harborview Ballroom. To purchase tickets, please email us.

To make a gift to PAIR's Fund the Mission drive, please send a check to "PAIR," 98 North Washington Street, Suite 106, Boston, MA 02114 or give online. 

For further information on sponsorship or donating to PAIR, contact us
617-742-9296, x2.

Make your 2019 Gala sponsorship payment by check or by credit card through PayPal Giving.

2019 Gala 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. If you are interested in sponsoring the gala, please review our Gala sponsorship packet. Thanks to all our 2019 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

Champion | $25,000
1 VIP table, prominent display in advertising materials, mention in PAIR’s press release, and honorable mention at Gala

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

Foley Hoag LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
WilmerHale LLP


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

Baring Private Equity Asia
Eastern Bank 
Latham & Watkins LLP
Thomson Reuters

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

AbbVie, Inc.
Chin & Curtis LLP
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
John Hancock
The Kraft Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance
McHaffey & Nice LLC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Sherin and Lodgen LLP 
Sidley Austin LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Boston College Law School
DLA Piper
Fidelity Investments
Foley & Lardner LLP 
Goodwin Procter LLP
New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Murphy & King, P.C. 
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Pampanin Law Offices 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Benefactor Level | $500-$2,999
2 seats, display in advertising materials 

Arrowood LLP
Dain, Torpy, LeRay, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Demeo LLP
Locke Lord LLP
McCarter & English LLP
Microsoft Corporation
Nixon Peabody LLP
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Pierce Atwood LLP
Reebok International Ltd.
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. For more information, please contact PAIR's Executive Director, Anita Sharma.


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