Juvenile Law Center

2013 Spring Celebration in Philadelphia

On June 13, 2013, Juvenile Law Center held our 2nd Annual Spring Celebration at the Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia. 

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An exclusive preview of the soon-to-be-released Kids for Cash non-fiction film and a discussion with filmmaker Robert May, producer of the OscarĀ®-winning film Fog of War

Robert May was executive producer for the OscarĀ®-winning film Fog of War, as well as the internationally acclaimed film Stevie. May also produced Sundance Film Festival-award winning The Station Agent and the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary, The War Tapes. May has been chronicling the events of the Luzerne County, PA "kids-for-cash" scandal, which Juvenile Law Center uncovered in 2007, for over four years. He also happens to live in Luzerne County, PA.

Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation; President, Comcast Foundation

Charisse R. Lillie is one of the most revered attorneys in Philadelphia. She is Vice President of Community Investment at Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation. She joined Comcast in 2005 as Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Corporation and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Comcast Cable. She was a partner in the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll from 1992 to 2005. Charisse joined Juvenile Law Center's Board of Directors in 1986, leaving in 1990 to become City Solicitor of Philadelphia. She returned to the Board in 1992, and served as Board President from 1996 to 1999. 

Greenberg Traurig, LLP for sponsoring our Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has sponsored attorney Kate Burdick as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Juvenile Law Center. Thanks to this fellowship support, Kate has been able to spend significant time and focus addressing the widespread denial of education rights of youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems by representing individual older youth in institutions; investigating systemic abuses at institutions and filing a lawsuit to remedy them; and training stakeholders locally and across the country. 

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Sustainer ($10,000)
E. Rhoda Shaten Charitable Foundation

Champion ($5,000)
Comcast | NBC Universal
Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation
Toni Seidl and Richard Berkman
Barry and Jan Zubrow

Leader ($3,000)
Charisse R. Lillie and Thomas L. McGill, Jr.
Independence Foundation
Willig, Williams & Davidson

Advocate ($1,500)
Fox Rothschild LLP
Eric Koenig and Amy Schwartz
Ann Rosewater and Robert Kronley
Dan and Sheila Segal

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