ALRP Reception Sets New Record


ALRP’s From the Heart 33rd Annual Reception & Auction raised a record $184,315 to support ALRP’s free and low cost legal services and programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Annual Reception, ALRP’s biggest fundraising event of the year, was held on Wednesday, October 19th in the Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange in San Francisco. The event was attended by over 300 guests.

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During the evening, ALRP recognized its 33 years of achievement and honored those who have made a lasting difference in the lives of people with HIV/AIDS. San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Ron Flynn presented the ALRP 2016 Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award to Jerome Fishkin, Esq., the ALRP 2016 Attorney of the Year Award to Okan Sengun, Esq., and the ALRP 2016 Firm of the Year Award to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

“ALRP is so proud to honor the tremendous contributions of long-time volunteer Panel Attorney, Jerome Fishkin, Esq., with our ALRP 2016 Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award in recognition of work on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS,” stated Bill Hirsh, ALRP’s Executive Director.

The Annual Reception’s title, “From the Heart,” is a tribute to the dedication of ALRP Board members, staff, and volunteer Panel Attorneys who contribute their time and energy on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. The reception featured gourmet catered hors d’oeuvres, excellent wines donated by Viszlay Vineyards, and a silent & live auction conducted by Bizzarros Gala and Event Auctions.

ALRP received significant sponsorships from leading law firms and organizations including Dignity Health, Gilead Sciences, Inc., the Morrison & Foerster Foundation, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Additional funds were raised through ALRP’s live and silent auction and through Reception ticket sales. Click here for a reception photo gallery.

ALRP 2016 Honorees listed left to right: Ron Flynn, Okan Sengun, Jerome Fishkin, Andrea Fitanides, Caitlin May, and Bill Hirsh

ALRP 2016 Honorees listed left to right: Okan Sengun, Jerome Fishkin, Andrea Fitanides, and Caitlin May with Ron Flynn (far left) and Bill Hirsh (far right)

 

Special thanks go out to our event partners: Bizzarros Gala & Event Auctions, Rink Foto, Skona Advertising, Viszlay Vineyards, and Yankee Clipper Travel – and to our reception ticket purchasers, donors, auction item donors and winners, and volunteers.

Despite a difficult economic climate for fundraising and a 50% increase in its caseload over the last decade, ALRP continues to provide free and sliding scale legal services to over 1,500 people living with HIV/AIDS each year. For more information and photos, visit www.alrp.org.