Public Interest Law Initiative

PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala



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PILI’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson are co-chairing this very special celebration. The event will start with a cocktail reception followed by a concurrent dinner and awards program.

A room block with a fixed rate is available if you would like to stay at the hotel that evening.

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This special event is being held in place of PILI’s Annual Awards Luncheon in 2017 to mark PILI’s 40th Anniversary. Our Annual Awards Luncheon brings together over 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to serving low-income people with legal needs. As with the luncheon, our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala will feature several awards to acknowledge those whose work epitomizes the ideals of service, fairness, and justice, including the Distinguished Service Award, the Pro Bono Initiative Award, and two PILI Alumni Awards. The Gala will also feature entertainment as well as a live and silent auction. See our 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon sponsors »

If you would like additional information about this very special celebration or how to support PILI, please contact Executive Director Michael Bergmann by e-mail or by phone at 312-832-5129.

Venue: Palmer House Hilton

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