PAIR Gala Celebration
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:
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
Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Excellence in Law
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
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
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
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
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Benefactor Level | $500-$2,999
2 seats, display in advertising materials
Pierce Atwood LLP
Reebok International, Ltd.
Law Office of Vesper Gibbs Barnes & Associates Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA
Individual | $160
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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