Legal Aid of North Carolina Benefit 2018 Recap

The Greensboro Bar Association’s Legal Aid Fundraiser, held on Saturday, February 17 at the Greensboro Science Center’s Aquarium, was a great success! We hosted 126 guests, which included GBA members, many of our sponsors, friends and family.

Guests enjoyed an amazing array of Mediterranean-style food provided by Catering by Bakatsias, locally brewed craft beer from Four Saints Brewing Company, Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, Pig Pounder Brewery, and Preyer Brewing Company, as well as a selection of red and white wine from Rioja! A Wine Bar.

We raffled off over 10 great prizes donated by local businesses and organizations, including Whole Foods, Chakras Spa, Parizade, Little Brother Brewing, Beer Co., Natty Greene’s, Bottle & Can, beerthirty, and Matt Logan, Inc.

The Fundraiser Committee, consisting of Johnna Herron (chair), Brennan Aberle, Nick Bakatsias, Jennifer Gibert Mencarini, Katherine Reynolds, Alicia Edwards, Alex Eiffe and Andrew Evans is grateful for the incredible support of our sponsors and extends its thanks to the following companies and individuals:

Platinum ($2,000): Brooks Pierce, Lincoln Financial Group;

Gold ($1,000): Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Barbara Morgenstern;

Silver ($500): Black, Slaughter & Black, Cone Health, Connors Morgan, Johnson Peddrick & McDonald, Nexsen Pruet, Smith Moore Leatherwood, Turning Point Litigation, Whole Foods;

Bronze ($250): Capital City Law, Carruthers & Roth, Elon University School of Law, Garrett Walker Aycoth & Olson, Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan, Jill Wilson & Marc Isaacson, Logan Financial, Sally Cone, Schell Bray, The Nelson Law Firm.

Thanks to the hard work of the committee, ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations (including an incredible anonymous donation of $5,000 and $2,500 from the GBA Foundation), the GBA raised an amazing total of $21,218.46 (with $2,500 donated directly to Legal Aid). At the March 15th member meeting, Johnna Herron presented Janet McAuley-Blue, Managing Attorney of our local Greensboro Legal Aid office, and all Legal Aid attorneys and staff in attendance, with a check for $18,718.46.

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