$25 – $10,000

Judicial Independence Benefit 2021

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$25 – $10,000

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The sixth annual Judicial Independence Benefit will support PMC's work supporting judicial independence and access to justice.

About this event

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts' Judicial Independence Benefit will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 5:30 PM.

PMC will present the Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr. Award to Robert C. Heim. Bob is one of the co-founders of PMC and chair of our Board. He is also a dedicated advocate of the legal nonprofit community, as well as a former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, former President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, former lecturer in appellate advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, counsel for judges and the press in many renowned cases, recipient of many awards, retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and leader of Dechert’s Trial Department for twenty years.

David McCraw will be the event's keynote speaker. David is Deputy General Counsel at The New York Times and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He has been the main legal advisor on most of The New York Times' major stories, including those on the #MeToo movement, Donald Trump's taxes, and the Wikileaks and Snowden disclosures. He also serves as the lead litigation attorney for freedom-of-information lawsuits brought by The New York Times, and as a crisis response manager when reporters are detained or kidnapped. David has been involved in international efforts supporting press freedom and access to information. In 2019, he wrote the book "Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts".

Additional details will be announced soon.

Sponsorship Levels

All sponsorships are entirely tax-deductible.

Champion: $10,000

  • Registration for twelve (12) attendees
  • Name included in the event press release
  • Verbally acknowledged as a sponsor from the virtual podium
  • Logo on event emails (approx. 8,000 recipients)
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event
  • Social media post individually recognizing you/your organization
  • Sponsorship recognition in event marketing, including website and social media

Proponent: $7,500

  • Registration for ten (10) attendees
  • Verbally acknowledged as a sponsor from the virtual podium
  • Logo on event emails (approx. 8,000 recipients)
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event
  • Sponsorship recognition in event marketing, including website and social media

Reformer: $5,000

  • Registration for eight (8) attendees
  • Logo on event emails (approx. 8,000 recipients)
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event
  • Sponsorship recognition in event marketing, including website and social media

Organizer: $2,500

  • Registration for six (6) attendees
  • Listed on event emails (approx. 8,000 recipients)
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event

Advocate: $1,000

  • Registration for four (4) attendees
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event

Campaigner: $500

  • Registration for two (2) attendees
  • Message in E-Tribute presentation played on screen during part of the event
  • Message in electronic program booklet emailed to all attendees as a PDF after the event

IMPORTANT SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

  • Please send your attendees’ names, email addresses, and home addresses to moyer@pmconline.org by November 5, 2021 to ensure that they receive the event Zoom link.
  • Only Champion sponsorships pledges prior to October 25, 2021 will appear in the press release.
  • Event emails are sent out regularly leading up to the date of the benefit. Your name or your organization's name/logo will appear on all emails after your sponsorship is pledged. Therefore, sponsors who make pledges earlier will appear in more emails. ($2,500 - $10,000 sponsors only)
  • Please submit E-tribute and program booklet messages to moyer@pmconline.org by October 29, 2021.
  • The Zoom link for the event will be distributed by email on November 9th and 10th. If you do not receive it by 3:00 PM on November 10th, please email moyer@pmconline.org.

Ticket Levels

All tickets are entirely tax-deductible.

Regular Ticket: $100

Judge's Ticket: $50

Government Employee's Ticket: $50

New Attorney's Ticket (in practice 5 yrs or less): $50

Public Interest Law Staff Ticket: $25

Student's Ticket: $25

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Organizer Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts

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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ensuring that all Pennsylvanians can come to our courts with confidence that they will be heard by qualified, fair and impartial judges. PMC seeks to improve and strengthen the justice system in Pennsylvania through its three main program areas: civic education and engagement, equal access to justice for all, and judicial modernization and reform. 


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