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Wed, Mar 08


Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC

14th Annual Grant Awards Ceremony

We will recognize our 2023 grantees at this networking event, which brings together members of the Washington, DC legal community and others to support our mission of leveraging the generosity of lawyers and friends to support nonprofits that serve the legal and related needs of women and girls.

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14th Annual Grant Awards Ceremony
14th Annual Grant Awards Ceremony

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA

About The Event

Keynote Remarks by Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Freedom Rider/civil rights activist.

2023 Grantees

Amara Legal Center


DC KinCare Alliance DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

First Shift Justice

Mil Mujeres Mothers Outreach Network

Network for Victim Recovery of DC

Safe Sisters Circle

Tzedek DC, Inc.

WBA Foundation Champion Award

We are presenting our 2023 WBA Foundation Champion Award, which recognizes a devoted Foundation champion, to Paulette Chapman. Paulette has been a steadfast supporter of the Foundation’s mission in a number of ways over the years, including hosting WBAF’s Chefs Dine In fundraiser in her home for 11 years. She served on the Foundation Board from 2004-2010, was chair of the Grants Committee for three years, and served as Treasurer from 2006-2007. She was also President of the Women’s Bar Association from 2003-2004. Paulettehas represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters for over 30 years and is a partner at Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Akerman LLP

Gold Sponsor

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Silver Sponsor

Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP

Bronze Sponsor


Suzanne Reifman

WBAF Champion Sponsors

Susan Kovarovics

Grace Parke Fremlin

Consuela Pinto

Bridget Bailey Lipscomb

Elizabeth Medaglia

Amy Bess

Joanne Young

Nancy Long

Ann Bushmiller

Kirra Jarratt

Hon. Deb Israel

Jill Dash

Elaine Fitch

Hon. Diane Brenneman

Chandra N. Branham

Dawn Dalton

Candace Beck

Mary Ellen Kleiman

Paulette Chapman

Ilene Price

Ellen M. Jakovic

Suzanne Reifman

Gwendolyn Renigar

Kirsten Wilkerson

Legal Innovators

Sarah Surwit

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