The OC Hispanic Bar Association's 38th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Installation Dinner
5:00 Casino Fundraising & Cocktail Hour
7:00 Dinner Program
9:00 Dancing with La Internacional Sonora Dinamita
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Dear Friend and Supporter:
As President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (HBA), I am honored to invite you to our 38th Annual Gala Scholarship Fundraiser and Installation Dinner, on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at the Marriott in Irvine, California.
2016 marks the 38th anniversary of the HBA’s Annual Dinner. For 38 years, the HBA has been committed to promoting access to education and raising the next generation of HBA leaders and Latino lawyers in Orange County. We are inviting you to celebrate with us on March 5, 2016. We hope you will join the 500 judges, attorneys, community leaders and supporters who we expect will attend this celebration.
This black-tie event will come with a new Monte Carlo twist. The dinner will include installation of the 2016 HBA Board of Directors by the newly appointed Honorable Justice Frank Ospino, recognition of our 2016 Wally Davis Scholarship recipients, and presentation of awards to the following outstanding honorees:
Attorney of the Year
Darren O. Aitken, Aitken Aitken Cohn
Guardián de Justicia
Laura’s House Domestic Violence Shelter
Hon. Francisco Briseño Lifetime Achievement Award
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, UC Irvine School of Law
Corporate Citizen Award
Northwestern Mutual, Newport Beach
The Annual Dinner is the principal fundraiser for the Wally Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was created over 20 years ago with the vision of developing the next generation of HBA leaders and Latino lawyers in Orange County. To date, we have awarded more than 70 scholarships to Latino law students with ties to Orange County who have demonstrated a commitment to helping the Latino community.
2016 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients
Melissa Perez, UC Berkeley School of Law
Ricardo Lopez, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Alfonso Maldonado, Western State College of Law
Cristel Martinez, Western State College of Law
This year’s theme, Monte Carlo Night, will commence with two-hours of Monte Carlo- Style Gambling, an amazing dinner and program, followed by entertainment by La Sonora Dinamita for some dancing, and finally concluding with a late-night after-party. This Gala will be the must-go-to event of the year.
The success of this event relies heavily on your generosity. With your support, in the last five years alone we have been able to distribute almost $200,000 in scholarships to deserving law students. We are deeply thankful for your generous contributions and look forward to having you join us again this year. Enclosed are sponsorship forms for your consideration. Your early commitment assures recognition in the dinner program.
Please contact me at (714) 571-0738 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Dinner on March 5th.