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Thank you for making this year’s Gala Celebration such a special event! It was a beautiful evening, marked by moving stories and inspirational people– our awardees, our clients & our supporters. We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed hosting you. The funds we raised from the gala go directly to supporting PAIR’s asylum and detention programs. If you didn’t have a chance to Fund The Mission to support PAIR’s programs, please consider donating now.

If you were photographed during the gala, you may access and download these photos at no charge from the PAIR Flickr page. You are welcome to use photos from the reception in any of your marketing communications, i.e., websites, media releases, newsletters, social media, and email.

Infinite thanks to our sponsors, supporters, awardees, volunteers, clients and friends for making the event such a success. Special thanks to our host of the evening, Kenneth Parisigian, of Latham & Watkins; our auctioneer extraordinaire, Kathy Henry, of Eastern Bank; and PAIR client Qais Akbar Omar, author of A Fort of Nine Towers, who gave the keynote speech. Congratulations to all our awardees!

PAIR’s Outstanding 2016 Awardees:

Bruhn_NathanielPro Bono Asylum Attorney Award
Nathaniel Bruhn
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

skadden smallPro Bono Detention Award
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

farrar-isabelle-kinsolvingPro Bono Mentor Award
Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar
Ropes & Gray LLP

Lina DradaPro Bono Interpreter Award 
Lina Drada
Northeastern University Law School

g and sPro Bono Law Firm Award
Goulston & Storrs, PC

wilmer smallOutstanding Service Award
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

msOutstanding Business Leader in Human Rights Award
Microsoft Corporation

Lawrence Kraus

Sarah B. Ignatius Award for Outstanding Achievement
Lawrence Kraus
Foley & Lardner LLP