PAIR Gala Celebration 

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The annual PAIR Gala Celebration will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA. The gala brings together close to 400 leaders in Greater Boston’s legal, nonprofit and business communities, including law firm partners, corporate counsel, philanthropists, immigrants, and community activists. Guests have a chance to meet former PAIR clients and to hear their stories of hope.

PAIR's Annual Gala celebration is a special evening and powerful moment to honor all those who work so hard to assist our vibrant immigrant community. For more than 30 years, the gala has stood out as a gathering community allies who are committed to supporting PAIR and immigrant rights through volunteerism, donations, 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 the PAIR 2019 Gala Flickr page or view the 2019 gala program. If you would like to learn about gala sponsorship, see below for more details. 

We send profound congratulations and thanks to our past awardees. Last year's distinguished awardees were:

2019 Awardees
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



Monday, June 8, 2020,
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For directions, click below:
Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA. 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 at
617-742-9296, x2.

Make your 2020 Gala sponsorship payment by check or by credit card through PayPal Giving.

2020 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 2020 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

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Foley Hoag LLP


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

Thomson Reuters
Latham & Watkins LLP


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

Chin & Curtis, LLP
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophet LLP 
Fish & Richardson P.C. 
The Kraft Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance
John Hancock
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


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

Baring Private Equity Asia
Boston College Law School
Fidelity Investments
DLA Piper
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.


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

Dell Inc.
Demeo LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP 

Reebok International, Ltd.
Law Office of Vesper Gibbs Barnes & Associates Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA


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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