Anniversary Celebration Boosts Public Service Funds
March 26, 2014
The 90th Anniversary celebration for McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific on March 15, 2014, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento attracted 400+ attendees and raised nearly $50,000 in funds for students and alumni in public service.
The successful auction fundraiser benefitted McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS), a student-led organization dedicated to enhancing employment opportunities for young graduates who choose often low-paying public-interest careers. Funds raised will be added to the PLSS endowed fund for summer grants and its Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).
Four McGeorge alumni were honored at the 90th celebration:
- Leadership - Thomas Welsh, '89, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
- Volunteerism - Parker White, '80, Partner at Poswall,White & Cutler
- Public Service - Kim Delfino, '93, California Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife
- Philanthropy - Michael Belote, '87, President of California Advocates, Inc.
"It is an honor to recognize exceptional alumni that exemplify the characteristics of our outstanding legal program," said Dean Mootz. "Each of these alums is committed to McGeorge's success and each is committed to our students."
The event included a live jazz band and a historical overview depicting highlights from McGeorge's 90 years of excellence in the Sacramento community. Hundreds of prominent attorneys and judges from the Sacramento area were in attendance, along with students, faculty members, staff, University officials, and community leaders.
"It was a great night for our McGeorge students to join leaders and lawyers in Sacramento to celebrate McGeorge's 90th year!" said Charlene Mattison, Assistant Dean of Advancement, Marketing and Career Development.
McGeorge wishes to thank all the generous law firms and other sponsors for making the event a major success and memorable night for the community.
Mike Belote '87 - California Advocates, Inc.
Noël M. Ferris, '79 - Law Office of Noël Ferris
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Dean Francis J. Mootz III & Leticia Saucedo
Boutin Jones, Inc.
Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
Brian & Dorothy Landsberg
Porter | Scott Attorneys
Mc Donald Carano Wilson, LLP
McGeorge Military Law Society
McGeorge Rugby Alumni Association
Radoslovich | Krogh, PC Attorneys
Sacramento County Bar Association
Somach Simmons & Dunn
Weintraub | Tobin
Paul Baker Printing
McGeorge Alumni Board
Wiley W. Manuel Bar Association