2019 Leadership Prize Celebration

Leadership Prize logo with photo montage.

Elizabeth Calbin

Elizabeth Calvin,
Human Rights Watch

Nicole Pittman

Nicole Pittman,
Impact Justice

Jennifer Rodriguez

Jennifer Rodriguez,
Youth Law Center


Join us on May 1 at the National Constitution Center as we celebrate our Leadership Prize 2019 winners: Elizabeth Calvin, Human Rights Watch; Nicole Pittman, Center on Youth Registration Reform - Impact Justice; and Jennifer Rodriguez, Youth Law Center. Award-winner journalist and best selling author, Solomon Jones will emcee the event. Special thanks to our selection committee.

We're thrilled to welcome guests from across the country to support this year's winners! 


Join Us in Leadership As A Distinguished Sponsor

Help honor, build and sustain the field of child advocacy with Juvenile Law Center for years to come.

Your generous support is more important now than ever, as we respond to new challenges and threats to many hard-won reforms for youth. Recognizing and honoring the trailblazers among us is critical to creating and sustaining a better world for our youth. Sponsorship begin at $2,500. Sponsorship's of $10,000 and above may be fulfilled across multiple years.

Click here for our sponsor form or call Rosie McNamara-Jones at (215) 625-0551 x118.


Place A Tribute to Honor The 2019 Winners

Place a special message or a tribute to the 2019 winners in our program book. Click here to see our Ad Book specifications. Click "get tickets" or contact us to secure your program space.

For inquiries contact Ibrahim Vicks at (215) 625-0551  or ivicks@jlc.org.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We are incredibly grateful to our Leadership Prize sponsors for recognizing and honoring the trailblazers among us! ​​​


Elizabeth Adams Lasser and Clifford Lasser
Rosewater Fund
Barry and Jan Zubrow


Stephen Labaton and Miriam Sapiro


Nadeem and Gina Bezar


Casey Family Programs
Thomas and Sandra McCoy
Suzanne Meiners-Levy and Jonathan Levy
Lida Orzeck


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP
Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation
Carole Haas Gravagno
GlenDevon Group, Inc.
Ann and Kenneth Krogulski
Morgan Le Fay Dreams Foundation
Lois Whitman


Ballard Spahr
Richard Berkman and Toni Seidl
DLA Piper
Duane Morris
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Susan Jin Davis
Susan Vivian Mangold and Daniel Mangold
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Munley Law
Nancy Posel
Robert Reinstein and Tay Aspinwall
Michael Ruger
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig
Elizabeth and Robert Scott
Daniel and Sheila Segal


Event FAQs

  1. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No age requirements. Guests may be asked for ID.  Guests under the age of 21 will not be served alcohol.
  2. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Click here for directions, transportation and parking at the National Constitution Center. 
  3. Hotel information: We have booked a block of rooms for out-of-town guests at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District (400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106). Double and Deluxe King rooms are available for $209, plus taxes. To book, call the hotel at 1-267-765-3345 and ask for Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize or click here. The reservation deadline is March 30.
  4. What is the dress code? Dress is business / cocktail. 
  5. Who do I contact for questions? Please contact Rosie McNamara-Jones at (215) 625-0551 x 118 or rmcnamara-jones@jlc.org.
  6. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You do NOT have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but please check in at the the door when you arrive.
  7. Is my ticket transferrable? Yes, but please let us know who will come in your place so we have their name at the door.
  8. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, but please let us know who paid for the ticket.
  9. Is my payment for this event tax deductible? Your payment for this event is a contribution to Juvenile Law Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you attend the event, the amount of your contribution in excess of $75 per attendee is tax deductible.  If you do not attend the event, your contribution is fully tax deductible. A copy of Juvenile Law Center's official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
  10. What will you do with my personal information? Juvenile Law Center respects your privacy as a donor and fully observes the Donor Bill of RightsView our privacy policy here


About The Leadership Prize

Juvenile Law Center’s Leadership Prize recognizes outstanding individuals working in any field—law, government, the arts, media, entertainment, sports, business, or any other sector—who are fighting for the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Awardees have achieved lasting change either through a lifetime of work on behalf of youth, a landmark contribution to the field of children’s rights, or exceptional efforts to shine a light on the most important issues affecting youth today. Nominations for next year will open in Fall 2020.

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