PAIR Gala Celebration 

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The annual PAIR Gala Celebration will be held virtually on Monday, June 7, 2021! The gala brings together 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 of 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.

If you would like to fund PAIR's program work or learn about gala sponsorship, see below for more details. 

We are proud to honor and congratulate distinguished awardees each year. This year's awardees are:

2021 Awardees
Pro Bono Asylum Award
Immanuel Foster - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 

Pro Bono Detention Award
Valerie Moore - Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Pro Bono Mentor Award
Ilana Greenstein - Immigrant Justice Campaign

Pro Bono Interpreter Award 
Geoffrey Alanya

Pro Bono Law Firm Award
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Outstanding Service Award
Cassie Ramos - Biogen

Business Leader in Human Rights Award
Salesforce

Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Excellence in Law
Kathleen Gillespie

 

  

Monday, June 7, 2021
Start time 6:00 P.M.

More information on how to join the celebration is forthcoming. It is free to attend the virtual gala! 

To make a gift to PAIR's Fund the Mission drive, please send a check to "PAIR Project," 98 North Washington Street, Suite 106, Boston, MA 02114. Online giving will be available soon.

For further information on sponsorship or donating to PAIR, contact Anita Sharma at
asharma@pairproject.org.

 


2021 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, and corporate sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the gala, please review our gala sponsorship packet. Thanks to all our 2021 PAIR Gala Sponsors!

 

Elite | $50,000
VIP reception, featured recognition during live event, opportunity to provide video content, prominent display in advertising materials, full page display in Gala program, featured mention in press release, spotlight recognition in all materials and platforms

Ropes & Gray LLP

 

Champion | $25,000
Featured recognition during live event, opportunity to provide video content, prominent display in advertising materials, full page display in Gala program, featured mention in press release, spotlight recognition in all materials and platforms 


 

Diamond | $15,000
Recognition during live event, prominent display in advertising materials, half page display in Gala program, mention in PAIR’s press release, spotlight recognition in all materials and platforms

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

 

Platinum | $10,000
Recognition during live event, prominent display in advertising materials, half page display in Gala program, spotlight recognition in all materials and platforms

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP
The Kraft Group
Thomson Reuters

 

Gold | $5,000
Prominent display in advertising materials, recognition in Annual Report and platforms

Baring Private Equity Asia
Fish & Richardson P.C. 
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fragomen Worldwide
John Hancock Financial Services
Liberty Mutual Insurance
MassMutual
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

 

Silver | $3,000
Display in advertising materials, recognition in Annual Report and website

Boston College Law School
DLA Piper LLP (US)
Fidelity Investments
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

 

Benefactor Level | $500-$2,999
Mention in Gala Program and slideshow, Annual Report and website

Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Dell Technologies
Demeo LLP
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Locke Lord LLP
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP 
Proskauer Rose LLP
RSST Law Group
Sheehan Phinney 

 


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 at asharma@pairproject.org.

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