47th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE! Dear Friends, Please join us at 6:00 p.m. PST on Friday, September 25, for our 47th annual — and first virtual — gala. In one action-packed hour, you’ll laugh, learn, and listen to stories of resolve and resilience by La Raza clients and staff. REGISTER NOW As our biggest fundraising event every year, the gala sustains our life-changing work for months on end. This year we hope you and all our friends and supporters can simply share what you can in this vastly changed economy. Please register here. We really look forward to your presence! In solidarity, Amanda Alvarado Ford, Executive Director Thank you to our generous sponsors for making our gala possible, and enabling La Raza to empower our community. Stewards of Justice Warriors of Justice  Torchbearers of Justice Guardians of...

47th Anniversary Gala

SAVE THE DATE! Our 47th annual – and first virtual – gala will take place on Friday, September 25 at 6:00 PM. Admission is 100% free and unlimited. In one action-packed hour, you’ll laugh, learn, and listen to stories of resolve and resilience by clients and staff. As our biggest fundraising event every year, the gala sustains our life-changing work for months on end. This year we hope you and all our friends and supporters can simply share what you can in this vastly changed economy. To sponsor our 47th Anniversary Gala at any level, please contact our Executive Director, Amanda Alvarado Ford, at amanda@lrcl.org. Thank you! You can also make a direct donation by clicking the Donate Now button. Thank you to our generous sponsors for making our gala possible, and enabling La Raza to empower our community. Stewards of Justice Warriors of Justice  Torchbearers of Justice Guardians of...

La Raza’s 42nd Anniversary Celebration

La Raza Centro Legal’s 42nd Anniversary event on June 19, 2015, at The Galleria in San Francisco was a rousing success!  Everyone in attendance was inspired by our dynamic keynote speaker Jeff Adachi, SF Public Defender, and an award ceremony honoring the achievements of individuals and institutions leading the charge to promote social justice. The evening of celebration ended on a truly charged note as our guests literally danced into the night with the accompaniment of the salsa band Rumbache Sextet!  We thank our many sponsors of our 42nd Anniversary! Approximately 300 of our loyal supporters, civic leaders, sponsors, public dignitaries, and current and past clients joined in the celebration of La Raza’s evolution from its humble beginnings in 1973 as an initiative born out of the civil rights and Chicano movements to an agency which, today, offers a full spectrum of economically and culturally accessible legal services to the Bay Area’s Latino, low-income and monolingual Spanish-speaking and immigrant populations. Our 42nd Anniversary celebration also served to demonstrate the strong support the organization has within the philanthropic community. Not only did the event generate a record-setting $80,000 in donations – exceeding our goal – but, additionally, $15,000.00 in pledges earmarked for La Raza’s newly-launched Sustainability Fund 2020 initiative. The Fund marks a new direction for La Raza’s development strategy as the agency focuses on long-term sustainability through the generation of philanthropic investments which will ensure that we build the systems needed to strengthen our funding sources and sustain the agency over time so as to provide legal services that will have the greatest impact on the communities we serve. We are determined...

Our Heartfelt Thanks and Gratitude to our 42nd Anniversary Partners!

Steward of Justice Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Oberman, Satterley & Bosl Foundation Torchbearers of Justice Hanson Bridgett LLP Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation Guardians of Justice Shartsis Friese LLP Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood Keker & Van Nest LLP The Venable Foundation   Liberation Law Group, P.C.  Goodwin Procter LLP AA Batarse Foundation The Nassiri & Jung  Foundation  The Union Bank Foundation Advocates of Justice Farella Braun + Martel LLP Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP Berman DeValerio Morrison & Foerster Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP Virginia Villegas & Dan Zurita Fellom & Solorio Andrus Anderson LLP The Law Office of Salgado & Associates Instituto Laboral de La Raza Defenders of Justice Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP Chavez & Gertler Boxer Gerson Attorneys at Law, LLP Beenson, Tayer & Bodine, APC California Rural Legal Assistance Al Borvice & Ramiro Castro Michael Sorgen Darian Shirazi Supporters of Justice Anamaria Loya & Chris O’Hearn Genevie Gallegos Fred W. Alvarez Carmen De Leoon Fred W. Alvarez Camilo Artiga-Purcell David Zimmer Rubail Birwadker Chrissy Filipp Outten & Golden LLP JAMS San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) Friends Justice Grace Vineyards San Francisco 49ers The Golden State Warriors  The San Jose Sharks George Arroyo David Rorick Ella Blakeney Mary Ellen S. Greenlee...