Annual Awards Reception
ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY & EDUCATION JUSTICE LECTURE
Each spring, ELC hosts an awards ceremony and reception to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to public education. The reception is also an important fundraising event; contributions and proceeds from ticket sales help maintain ELC as a champion of educational equity.
This year ELC’s annual fundraiser is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference for Human and Civil Rights in Washington DC, will kick-off the event with a lecture at the Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick at 4 PM. Mr. Henderson’s remarks will focus on the prospects of advancing educational equity in President Obama’s second term. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved by emailing ELC’s receptionist, Yanira Arizmendi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the talk, ELC will host a reception and awards ceremony across the street at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. The reception, which runs from 6 to 8 PM, will feature a variety of food and wine. Tickets are required and are available for purchase here.
Two awards are presented at the reception: the Morheuser Humanitarian Award and the Education Justice Award.
- The Morheuser Humanitarian Award honors dedication to the advancement of the educational rights of students in New Jersey’s public schools and is presented in memory of the late Marilyn Morheuser, ELC’s long-time Executive Director and advocate for education justice. This year, the award will be given to the law firm White & Case. Dozens of attorneys at the firm have provided thousands of hours of invaluable pro bono service to ELC and our clients on a wide range of issues, including special education, school funding, and school facilities.
- The Education Justice Award honors commitment to expanding equal educational opportunity for public school children across the U.S. This year the award will be given to Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference for Human and Civil Rights in Washington DC, to honor his outstanding service and dedication to education justice. Previous winners have included Diane Ravitch, noted educator and New York University Professor, Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP and Kurt Landgraf.
For more information about the event, please contact Cynthia Triminio-Batista, Fundraising & Event Coordinator, at 973.624.1815 Ext. 12 or email@example.com.