Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award | Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Higginbotham Dinner

june 26, 2014 / Black-tie / New York, NY

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HonorING:
William D. Zabel, Civil Rights Champion and Founding Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP
Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman (D-DC)
Larry Thompson, EVP, Government Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, PepsiCo

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Members of the Kennedy, Johnson and Dirksen families  

The A. Leon Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award is named in honor of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., a pioneering civil rights advocate, author and federal appeal court judge. In 2000, the Lawyers’ Committee established the Higginbotham Award to recognize exemplary corporate leadership with respect to advancing diversity and equal opportunity—particularly leadership in recruiting, retaining and promoting minorities in the workplace.

The annual presentation of the Higginbotham Award encourages corporations to reflect in their business and charitable practices the spirit of equal opportunity embodied in our constitutional democracy. The Higginbotham Dinner is one of the largest gala events in the civil rights community, attracting between 600-900 attendees annually.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$100,000 Underwriter

Underwriters will receive:

  • Admission for 20 to the VIP reception;
  • Premier seating for 20 (two tables) at the dinner;
  • Onscreen logo visibility at the dinner;
  • Special recognition from the stage;
  • Premier ad placement in the dinner program;and
  • Recognition and visibility in all Dinner communications and premier visibility on the Lawyers' Committee's website(including logo placement and a link to your firm/company website). 

$50,000 Champion

Champions will receive:

  • Ten tickets to the VIP reception;
  • Prominent seating for 10 at the dinner;
  • Special recognition from the stage;
  • Prominent ad placement in the dinner program; and
  • Complimentary full-page advertisement and prominent listing in the program journal and on the Lawyers' Committee's website with a link to your firm/company website.

$35,000 Leader

  • Leaders will receive ten tickets to the VIP reception, preferred seating for 10 at the dinner, select ad placement in the dinner program, and Special listing on the Lawyers’ Committee website and a link to your firm/company website.

$25,000 Benefactor

Benefactors will receive five tickets to the VIP reception, special seating for 10 at the dinner, standard ad placement in the dinner program, and standard listing on the Lawyers’ Committee website.


$15,000 Advocate

Advocates will receive a table for 10 guests at the dinner, standard ad placement in the dinner program and standard listing on the Lawyers’ Committee website.


Past Higginbotham Honorees

2013 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co-CEO of the Corporate and Investment Bank, Mike Cavanagh
2012 DuPont and Chair of the Board and CEO, Ellen Kullman
2011 McDonald’s Corporation and Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Skinner
2010 Qualcomm Incorporated and CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs
2009 Microsoft Corporation and CEO, Steve Ballmer
2008 Earl G. Graves, Sr., Founder and Publisher of Black Enterprise Magazine
2007 Colgate-Palmolive and CEO Reuben Mark and Aetna Inc. and CEO, Ronald A. Williams
2006 Citigroup, Inc. and CEO, Charles Prince
2005 General Electric Company and Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey R. Immelt
2004 BellSouth Corporation and Chairman and CEO, F. Duane Ackerman
2003 PepsiCo Inc and CEO, Steven S Reinemund and Fannie Mae and CEO, Franklin D. Raines
2002 United Parcel Service and CEO, Michael L. Eskew
2001 The New York Times Company and CEO, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
2000 AOL Time Warner and CEO, Gerald M. Levin

Higginbotham Gallery

Check out photos from past Higginbotham Dinners.

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