WBA Centennial Sponsorship & Donor Information

Celebrating the work of the WBA’s first 100 years, and shaping the future of women lawyers for the next 100 years.

GIVING LEVELS
 
The founding of the Women’s Bar Association was the result of decades of effort by Ellen Spencer Mussey and Emma Gillett to gain admittance for women into the practice of law. Their hard work came to fruition on May 17, 1917, when the WBA was established with 31 charter members. At that time, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia did not admit women.
 
On May 17, 2017, we will mark the WBA’s significant milestones with a Centennial Celebration at our Annual Dinner. Leading up to the Centennial Celebration, the WBA will present programming and other opportunities to learn more about our history and the women who made an invaluable impact on the profession, while laying the groundwork and looking ahead to the next 100 years.
 
Sponsorships and contributions to the WBA Centennial Celebration will be used in our efforts to celebrate the work of the WBA’s first 100 years, and shape the future of women lawyers for the next 100 years. Projects include: 

  • Oral History Project
  • Curation of the WBA and WBA Foundation archives (housed at American University Washington College of Law)
  • Production of a Commemorative Centennial Program
  • Production of a Centennial Documentary Narrative
  • Supreme Court Mock Trial Event

If you are interested in a Corporate & Firm sponsorship or want to upgrade your WBA Sustaining Sponsorship, contact Carol Montoya at 202-639-8880 or carol@wbadc.org. Individual contributions can be made online with a credit card or by downloading this form. Pledges are accepted and must be paid in full by December 31, 2016. See form for details.

CORPORATE & FIRM GIVING LEVELS
 
$30,000: Centennial Diamond

  • Name/logo on signage at ALL WBA events (through December 2017) as Centennial Diamond sponsor
  • Listing, description, and link on website (on wbadc.org/centennial)
  • Listing in 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinner program as Centennial Diamond sponsor
  • Leadership Level Sponsorship at 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinners (includes VIP table for 8 guests; priority seating; special gift for each guest; 8 tickets for the VIP/Presidents’ Reception; four new memberships in the WBA; recognition on invitation; full-page advertisement and recognition in event program [premium placement]; recognition from the podium and on signage at the dinner; name badge ribbon recognition; banner ads in 6 issues of Raising the Bar e-newsletter; listing on the website event page & in follow up newsletter article)
  • Gold Level Sponsorship of Casino Night fundraising event (benefits TBD)
  • 4 tickets to the Supreme Court mock trial event
  • Recognition in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program: listing/logo and full page, color ad
  • Recognition in Raising the Bar newsletter: sponsor spotlight article and listing/logo in all issues through December 2017
  • Recognition in WBA’s Centennial Documentary Narrative (video) as Centennial Diamond sponsor
  • Commemorative sponsor plaque 

$18,000: Centennial Titanium

  • Name/logo on signage at ALL WBA events (through December 2017) as Centennial Titanium sponsor
  • Listing, description, and link on website (on wbadc.org/centennial)
  • Listing in 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinner program as Centennial Titanium sponsor
  • Benefactor Level Sponsor at 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinners (includes VIP table for 8 guests; priority seating; 4 tickets for the VIP/Presidents’ Reception; two new memberships in the WBA; recognition on invitation; full-page advertisement and recognition in event program [premium placement]; recognition from the podium and on signage at the dinner; name badge ribbon recognition; banner ads in 4 issues of Raising the Bar e-newsletter; listing on the website event page & in follow up newsletter article
  • Silver Level Sponsorship of Casino Night fundraising event (benefits TBD)
  • 2 tickets to Supreme Court mock trial event
  • Recognition in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program: listing/logo and half page, color ad
  • Recognition in Raising the Bar newsletter: sponsor spotlight article and listing/logo in all issues through December 2017
  • Recognition in WBA’s Centennial Documentary Narrative (video) as Centennial Titanium sponsor
  • Commemorative sponsor plaque 

$10,000: Centennial Platinum

  • Name/logo on signage at ALL WBA events (through December 2017) as Centennial Platinum sponsor
  • Listing in 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinner program as Centennial Platinum sponsor
  • Underwriter Level Sponsor at 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinners (includes VIP table for 8 guests; 2 tickets for the VIP/Presidents’ Reception; recognition in event program; name badge ribbon recognition; listing on the website event page & in follow up newsletter article)
  • 1 ticket to Supreme Court mock trial event
  • Recognition in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program: listing/logo and quarter page, color ad
  • Recognition in Raising the Bar newsletter
  • Recognition in WBA’s Centennial Documentary Narrative (video) as Centennial Platinum sponsor
  • Commemorative sponsor plaque 

Click here for a Centennial Celebration sponsorship form. You can also email carol@wbadc.org with questions.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING LEVELS
 
Centennial Celebration: 100 for 100
The first 100 individual donors of $100 or more to the Centennial Celebration are noted as part of our 100 for 100. They will be recognized as such at events and in publications during the Centennial Celebration, and will receive a special 100 for 100 Centennial donor pin.
 
$2,500 and above: Gold Level

  • Centennial donor pin
  • Centennial tumbler
  • Listing as Gold Level supporter in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program
  • Listing as Gold Level supporter in Raising the Bar newsletter
  • Listing as Gold Level supporter on WBA website
  • Commemorative donor plaque
  • Friend level sponsorship at 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinners; preferred seating at dinners; invitation to VIP reception at each dinner 

$1,000-$2,499: Purple Level

  • Centennial donor pin
  • Centennial tumbler
  • Listing as Purple Level supporter in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program
  • Listing as Purple Level supporter in Raising the Bar newsletter
  • Listing as Purple Level supporter on WBA website
  • Commemorative donor plaque
  • Invitation to VIP reception at 2017 and 2018 Annual Dinners 

$500-$999: Green Level (be a Green Level donor for about a $1/day; sign up for 18 installments of $30 each)

  • Centennial donor pin
  • Centennial tumbler
  • Listing as Green Level supporter in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program
  • Listing as Green Level supporter in Raising the Bar newsletter
  • Listing as Green Level supporter on WBA website
  • Invitation to VIP reception at 2017 Annual Dinner

$100-$499: White Level (be a White Level donor for about a $1/day; sign up for 12 installments of $30 each)

  • Centennial donor pin
  • Centennial tumbler
  • Listing as White Level supporter in Commemorative 100th Anniversary Program
  • Listing as White Level supporter in Raising the Bar newsletter
  • Listing as White Level supporter on WBA website 

Pledges are accepted and must be paid in full by December 31, 2016. See form for details.



The WBA is grateful for the significant support provided by the WBA Foundation for our Centennial Celebration efforts.
 

 

DONATE

Centennial Celebration: 100 for 100
Donations to the Centennial Celebration fundraising campaign will be used in our efforts to celebrate the work of the WBA’s first 100 years, and shape the future of women lawyers for the next 100 years. We thank these donors for their support. CLICK HERE for an INDIVIDUAL Centennial Celebration Donation/Pledge Form. CLICK HERE for a CORPORATE sponsorship form.
* designates a 100 for 100 donor, one of the first 100 individuals to contribute $100 or more to the Centennial Celebration fundraising campaign.

Platinum Sponsors: $10,000
Bryan Cave
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
Buckley Sandler LLP
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Freddie Mac
Cornerstone Research
White & Case LLP
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP

Gold Level: $2,500+
Ellen M. Jakovic*

Purple Level:
$1,000-2,499

Paulette Chapman*
Duane Morris LLP
Cynthia Burns Hemphill*
Elizabeth Roman Jones*
Charlotte Kuenen, CFP®, Morgan Stanley*
Susan Kovarovics*

Lorelie S. Masters*
Candace Beck Smyth*
Northwestern Mutual
Marna S. Tucker; Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell, LLP*

Green Level:
$500-999

Cory M. Amron*
Alfred Belcuore, Law Offices of Alfred F. Belcuore*
Marjorie Burnett*
Ann Bushmiller*
Jennifer Duane*
Tracy-Gene Durkin*
Nancy A. Long*
Martha JP McQuade*
Sadina Montani*
Sonia W. Murphy*
Jennifer M. Porter and Patricia D. Gurne*
Planet Depos, LLC
Diana M. Savit*

White Level:
$100-499

Cheryl Aaron*
Jessica E. Adler*
Bridget Bailey Lipscomb*
Cecily E. Baskir*
Amy L. Bess*
Hon. Diane M. Brenneman*
Kerri Castellini*
Adrienne E. Clair*
Michelle Cohen*
Anne Collier*
H. Guy Collier*
Nancy L. Combs*
Michele L. Dearing, Jackson & Campbell, P.C.
Hon. Gwen D'Souza*
Debrah Farnell*
John Finlay, Evolve Discovery*
Elaine Fitch*
April Gassler*
Robert A. Gazzola*
Kay Georgi*
Hon. Joyce Hens Green
Hazel Groman*
Kathleen Gunning*
Rachel Hardwick*
Janine D. Harris*
Josephine Nelson Harriott*
Nausheen Hassan*

Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista*
Doris Johnson Hines*
Sasha Hodge-Wren*
Susan Hoffman*
Lisa B. Horowitz, Principal, Attorney Talent Strategy Group, LLC*
Norma B. Hutcheson*
Heather Hutchinson*
Deborah J. Israel*
Kirra L. Jarratt*
Stasia Kelly, DLA Piper*
John Christopher Keeney, Jr.*
Hon. Gladys Kessler*
June Kress*
Nancy Ortmeyer Kuhn*
Bettina M. Lawton*
William Lightfoot*
Holly Loiseau*
Gaby Lorraine Longsworth*
Lorna MacLeod*
Mira Marshall*
M. Elizabeth Medaglia*
Maria Mendoza*
Deborah R. Meshulam*
Lynne Milne*
Denise Minor and Christina Eanes, MindSpring Metro DC*
Shawnte Mitchell*
Carol Montoya*
Darrell Mottley*
Shelly A. Mulkey*
Celeste M. Murphy*
Daria Neal*
Mellie H. Nelson*
Nancy Newkirk*
Marjorie A. O'Connell*
Ellen Ostrow*
Monica G. Parham*
Lucy Plovnick*
Laura Possessky*
Ilene R. Price*
Suzanne Reifman*
James Sandman*
Sheri Shilling, U.S. Office of Special Counsel*
Grace Speights*

Celina Stewart*
Maureen Thornton Syracuse*
Lucy L. Thomson*
Michelle Turner Roberts*
Roya Vasseghi*
Gail Westover*
Joanne Young*
Colleen Yushchak*
Michele Zavos, Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC*

The WBA is grateful for the significant support provided by the WBA Foundation for our Centennial Celebration efforts.