Gala Raises $360,000+ for JDC Pro Bono and Diversity Programs

BASF/JDC President Merri Baldwin, Richard Zitrin and BASF/JDC Executive Director Yolanda Jackson

Over 400 members of the legal community were in attendance to celebrate the work of the Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco on September 28 at JDC’s Annual Gala.

The gala raised more than $360,000 to support the Pro Bono Legal Services Program, the Homeless Advocacy Project, and Diversity Educational Programs including School-To-College (STC), Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarships, and Law Academy.

This year’s Gala Co-Chairs, David Kelly, JDC Board Member and General Counsel and Vice President for Basketball Legal Affairs of the Golden State Warriors and Roxane Polidora, Managing Partner for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s San Francisco office, set the tone for the evening by sharing their personal commitment to JDC’s work.

Highlights of the evening included a drawing for a 2016-17 Golden State Warriors signed basketball and the guest speakers, both JDC clients.

To see more photos from the gala, visit our Facebook page.

For those not able to attend the Gala, hear the guest speakers’ stories first hand: Watch their videos below:

School-To-College Student Pedro Gomez-Mota

School-To-College from Bar Association of San Francisco on Vimeo.

.Homeless Advocacy Project Client Michael Kilpatrick

Homeless Advocacy Project: Eviction Defense from Bar Association of San Francisco on Vimeo.