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2020 CAIR Coalition Virtual Awards Gala: Focused on Freedom

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

5:30pm ET

Location: Virtual 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition works with our partners to protect the rights, the lives, and the families of immigrants in the Capital region and beyond. Our annual signature event brings together several hundred supporters from across DC, Maryland, and Virginia committed to providing justice for immigrant men, women, and children threatened with detention and deportation. The evening provides us with an opportunity to honor our champions, including our pro bono advocates, leaders on Capitol Hill, and committed law firms that provide millions of dollars in pro bono legal services on an annual basis.

The tickets are free and all are welcome to attend!

 To watch a recording of the event:

Watch the event recording!

To access the program book (with a list of local immigrant-owned restaurants to order dinner from!): 

Click here to check out the program book

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at development@caircoalition.org. We look forward to celebrating with you tonight!

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

 

2020 National Advocate Award

Padma Lakshmi, television host/executive producer, NY Times best-selling author, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, and ACLU Artist Ambassador

Photo of Padma Lakshmi

 

2020 Congressional Champion Award

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

Headshot of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

 

2020 Congressional Champion Award

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Debbie Mucarsel Powell Photo 

 

2020 Congressional Champion Award

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar 

Photo of Rep. Ilhan Omar

 

2020 Community Advocate Award

Council Member Deni Taveras

Photo of Deni Tavares

 

2020 Emcee

Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post

Photo of Jonathan Capehart

 

2020 Detained Adult Champion Award

 

White and Case Logo

CAIR Coalition will honor White & Case LLP for the firm’s leadership in taking on pro bono cases that are unique and challenging. Over the last year, a White & Case LLP team fiercely advocated for their client and thanks to their persistence, the team secured a hallmark victory and vacated their client's conviction in federal court.

 

2020 Detained Children's Champion Award

 

Fish and Richardson Logo

CAIR Coalition has chosen Fish & Richardson P.C. as the 2020 Detained Children's Champion for the firm's outstanding dedication to detained children seeking special immigrant juvenile status. With the help of Fish & Richardson P.C., the Detained Children's Program has significantly expanded its work in this area to the great benefit of the children CAIR Coalition serves. 

 

2020 Impacting Justice Award

Sanford Heisler Sharp Logo

CAIR Coalition will recognize Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP  with the 2020 Impacting Justice Award. CAIR Coalition is deeply grateful for the firm’s partnership in securing a huge victory for detained immigrant men and women in Maryland seeking bond.

 

2020 CAIR COALITION VIRTUAL AWARDS GALA SPONSORS

 

2020 Gold Sponsors ($10,000 - $24,999)

Arnold & Porter Logo        Alston & Bird Logo          Cooley   Covington Logo           Crowell Logo   Fwd.us logo          Gibson Dunn Logo             Hogan Lovells Logo                 Paul Hastings Logo               Steptoe Logo              Wiley Rein Logo   Williams and Connolly Logo 

Thomas Gallagher and Barbara Myers 

Andrew Genz and Carmen Ramirez

Aaron Lemon-Strauss

 

2020 Silver Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999)

     Akin Gump Logo            Arent Fox Logo      Baker Botts Logo     

 Beveridge and Diamond Logo           Cleary Gottlieb Logo      Fish & Richardson Logo           

Mayer Brown Logo     McDermott Logo     O'Melveny Logo

Orrick Logo     Perkins Coie Logo         Sidley Logo         

white & case logo    

Bill and Helen Ackerman

Samantha and Matt Lee

 

2020 Host Committee ($2,500 to $4,999)

       Baker McKenzie Logo         Benach Collopy Logo                 Buckley logo  

Calderon Seguin Logo      Freddie Mac Logo    Mida Associates logo       

 Morgan Lewis Logo       Prudential Logo           Sanfrod Heisler Sharp Logo       

           Vinson and Elkins LLP Logo       Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation         Yacub Law Office Logo

 

Ava Benach

Brendan Carroll and Mercedes Tully

Himedes Chicas

Lynne Cripe and Raymond Bonniwell

Lee and Jennifer Davis

Nadeam and Stacy Elshami

Jon and Joan Suttin Fee

Robert and Cindy Lawrence

Paul and Jane Khoury

Robert Nicholas and Meg Crowlie

Law Office of Dan Park

Tracy Roman

Lawrence Schneider and Susan Ness

Michael Ward

 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

For more information and to confirm your sponsorship, please email development@caircoalition.org.

EVENT RECOGNITION

  • Premium name and logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala during program
  • Dedicated on-screen recognition during a speaker transition with your customized Powerpoint slide design
  • Verbal recognition in remarks from Emcee of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala
  • Premium name and logo inclusion in 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book
  • Full page-ad in the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book

ANNUAL RECOGNITION

  • Premium name and logo recognition on CAIR Coalition's website with option for link to your website
  • Recognition on CAIR Coalition's social media channels, including three tweets and a Facebook post
  • Special customized 'Thank you' video from CAIR Coalition's Executive Director, Kathy Doan
  • Recognition in CAIR Coalition's 2020 Impact Report

EVENT RECOGNITION

  • Name and logo recognition as Gold Sponsor of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala during program
  • Verbal recognition in remarks from Emcee of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala
  • Name and logo inclusion in 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book
  • Half-page ad in the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book

ANNUAL RECOGNITION

  • Name and logo recognition on CAIR Coalition's website with option for link to your website
  • Recognition on CAIR Coalition's social media channels, including two tweets and a Facebook post
  • Special customized 'Thank you' video from CAIR Coalition's Executive Director, Kathy Doan
  • Recognition in CAIR Coalition's 2020 Impact Report

EVENT RECOGNITION

  • Name and logo recognition as Silver Sponsor of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala during program
  • Name and logo inclusion in 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book

ANNUAL RECOGNITION

  • Name and logo recognition on CAIR Coalition's website
  • Recognition with Silver sponsors on CAIR Coalition's social media channels
  • Recognition in CAIR Coalition's 2020 Impact Report

EVENT RECOGNITION

  • Name recognition as Host Committee Sponsor of the 2020 Virtual Awards Gala during program
  • Name inclusion in 2020 Virtual Awards Gala program book

ANNUAL RECOGNITION

  • Name recognition on CAIR Coalition's website
  • Recognition in CAIR Coalition's 2020 Impact Report

A photo of awards sitting on a table, photo of two former clients, and a photo of the 2019 emcee on the stage