The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is proud to present the 2021 Servant of Justice Awards. Please join us virtually on April 29, 2021 to honor those who have demonstrated faithful dedication and remarkable achievement in ensuring that all people have equal and meaningful access to justice.

5:30 pm

President’s Reception

presenting sponsorship available

6:00 pm

Awards Program

6:45 pm

Dessert Reception

presented by amazon


Sheila Cheston
Corporate Vice President and General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

Nadira Clarke
Baker Botts

Brandon Gay
The Carlyle Group

Yousri Omar
Senior Corporate Counsel

Benefit Committee

The Benefit Committee works with the Co-Chairs and Legal Aid Board Members to promote the Servant of Justice Awards and ensure its fundraising success. For more information about the Benefit Committee, contact Rob Pergament at

Dean Bunch
Ernst & Young

Joshua Broaded
ACA Compliance Group

Richard Byrne
Exxon Mobil

David & Martha Dantzic

Curtis Lu & Wendy Shapps
FTI Consulting

Dixie Johnson & Robert Rosenblum

Martin & Arlene Klepper

Thomas Papson & Toby Singer

Kurt Richter
Cushman & Wakefield

Barbara & Charles Rossotti


Servant of Justice Awards sponsorships start at $7,500 for law firm supporters and $5,000 for the Corporate Honor Roll. 100% of contributions are tax-deductible. To sponsor the event, click here or contact Rob Pergament at

A Virtual Celebration

Even if we can’t celebrate in person this year, we still hope that you will join us virtually for the 2021 Servant of Justice Awards and three additional special events that we will be debuting virtually for the first time this year.

We’re excited to announce that we will be broadcasting our events over Sophya, a unique platform that mimics the style and feel of a cocktail reception online. Sophya will allow our guests to have private conversations and move around the room to interact with fellows guest before beginning our official program. It will also help us recognize event sponsors with virtual billboards and signage on the screen. If you would like to check out the platform yourself, please email Rob Pergament at

We will also be hosting two smaller virtual events, the Legal Aid Ambassadors Reception on April 8 and the Meet the Honorees Reception on April 21, as a way to celebrate together. This will be another way for Legal Aid to honor our generous sponsors. All sponsorships include at least 10 registration links to the Servant of Justice Awards on April 29, as well as the two special events.

While we wish we could be celebrating in person again, we hope that this will be an exciting alternative that allows us all to remain safe and healthy! We will be sending out more information about our virtual events in the near future.

Sophya Platform