Left to right (standing) – Barry Weiss, Kathryn Beamer, Elisa Garcia, Bernadette Shalhoub, Mariano Garcia (emcee), Patrick Quinlan, Kirk Friedland, Thomas Streit, Tyler Benson, Julie Littky-Rubin, Jim Lucas, Patti Velasquez, Michelle Suskauer (emcee), Amy Consentino, Carole Kawalek
Left to right (seated) – Grier Pressly (Chair), Bob Bertisch (Executive Director); Joette Keen (Chair), Hampton Keen (Chair), Jeffrey Devore (Board President)
Legal Aid Honors Providers of Pro Bono Services to
Palm Beach County's Disadvantaged
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, over 700 friends and supporters of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County joined together to celebrate the achievements of nine attorneys, two dentists, one community activist and philanthropist, Legal Graphicworks and Office Depot at the 24th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening and Auction.
The theme of the evening was "Carnaval: A Night in Rio" and was held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The evening featured a silent auction, an awards ceremony, delicious Brazilian food and entertainment from the Brazilian & Latin Sounds Company and students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
The individuals honored at this year's gala included:
The Annual Suzanne Foley "Serving Justice" Award given in memory of Legal Aid's Associate Director of Development was presented to Bernadette Shalhoub.
Emcees for the evening were Michelle Suskauer, Esq., and Mariano Garcia, Esq.