Honoring Barry Graynor


On June 3, 2024, ALRP held a reception to thank our major donors and to honor ALRP’s long-time supporter Barry Graynor with our annual James C. Hormel Philanthropy Award.

Barry Graynor

Barry Graynor accepts ALRP’s 2024 James C. Hormel Philanthropy Award. Pictured with ALRP Board Co-Chairs Jackie Gross and Scott Zimmermann and Executive Director Matt Foreman.

When ALRP started over 40 years ago, the list of attorneys who came forward to volunteer was kept on an 8.5″x11″ yellow legal pad.

Barry was on the first page of that pad and has helped hundreds of our clients over the years. Beyond contributing his legal skills, however, he is ALRP’s most loyal donor. Our donation records only go back to 1988—but his name is there in 1988, and since then, he has made 146 gifts to us over the last 36 years.

Beyond his generosity, Barry is an unbelievably kind and humble person. We are grateful to be in community with him and with all of the supporters who have made our work possible over the past 41 years.