Tickets Now Available for 2024 Excellence Awards Event

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Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2024 Excellence Awards celebration taking place on Wednesday March 27, 2024 at the Hilton Harrisburg. The event will commence with a cocktail reception at 5:00 PM, where guests are invited to enjoy a selection of beverages and hors d'oeuvres as we set the stage for an evening of celebration. The program will be highlighted by the presentation of the 2024 Awards, including a personalized video tribute to each of the recipients celebrating their remarkable achievements.

At the core of our Excellence Awards is an inspiring unity. This unity is built upon the relentless dedication of advocates in our Network, the steadfast support of our private bar partners, and the collaborative spirit of community leaders. Their collective efforts not only expand access to civil legal services but also light the way towards justice and equality for Pennsylvania's marginalized and low-income residents.

Every year, we celebrate these outstanding individuals, groups, and initiatives through our Excellence Awards, culminating in an event highlighting the enduring impact of their contributions.

Below are the distinguished winners of the 2024 Excellence Awards. Their remarkable contributions have made a profound impact on countless individuals and families, embodying the true spirit of justice and service:

Outstanding Attorney Advocate Award

Donna Allen-Rosemond, Esq. 
Senior Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services

Erica N. Briant, Esq. 
Director of Community Engagement & Training, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Outstanding Community Advocacy Award

Jane A. Downing 
Former Senior Program Officer, Economic and Community Development, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Outstanding Non-Attorney Advocate Award

Janice L. Meinert, MSW 
Paralegal, Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Gigi Nikpour 
Employment Unit Paralegal, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Outstanding Pro Bono Advocacy Award

Winebrake & Santillo, LLC

Tickets for the event are available at an early-bird rate of $75 per person if purchased before March 1, 2024. Ticket purchases made on March 1 and after will be available at a rate of $90 per person.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Harrisburg for the evening of March 27, 2024, at a special rate of $189. This rate is valid until February 25, 2024, or until all rooms are sold.

Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities are available for the event at a variety of different levels.

For more information about the celebration, including ticket sales and sponsorship and advertising opportunities visit the PLAN website Event page.


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