PILG Auction 2013
SLU LAW, the Public Interest Law Group, and the Irvin & Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund cordially invite you to attend the:
2013 Public Interest Fellowship Auction
30 Years of Promoting Social Justice
Friday, March 22, 2013
The MOTO Museum, 3441 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Each summer, the Public Interest Law Group (PILG) at SLU LAW sends dozens of law students to organizations that serve the underrepresented or increase access to justice and legal services. Students work in unpaid, volunteer positions for offices such as The Missouri State Public Defender System, The Missouri Commission on Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We invite you to support these efforts by attending the 2013 Public Interest Fellowship Auction on March 22. With the support of local businesses and the legal community, this event has raised thousands of dollars each year to fund public interest work.
Say Cheese! Westrich Photography has donated a family portrait study in your home or on location. It includes all consultations, the portrait study, and a portrait credit of two hundred and forty dollars. (Estimated value: $445)
Interested in representing children in court? Learn about providing legal advocacy to children who have been abused or neglected in St. Louis and support a great cause while enjoying cocktails and dinner at the Voices for Children annual benefit. Judges Jimmie Edwards and Michael Burton will be speaking about their time on the bench in family court. Don't pass on this chance to meet people who work in the field of child advocacy. Individual tickets go for $200, but Professor Kerrin Kowach has graciously donated two (2) tickets to Voices for Children's "Be The Difference" Benefit on Thursday, April 18 at 6pm.
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Our goal to increase access to justice and legal services for all residents of Saint Louis and the surrounding communities cannot be accomplished without your support. No donation* is too small, and we welcome any and all efforts to help us meet our goal of making a difference in the lives of those who desperately need, but otherwise could not afford, these legal services.
*Donations are tax deductible and go to support the Irvin and Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund.
Members of the community wishing to make cash donations can donate securely online. Under "Designations," select "Other, please specify," and specify "SLU LAW Dagen Fund."
In the past, donated auction items have included gift certificates, tickets to local events, legal and sports memorabilia, gift baskets, hotel packages, membership privileges, and other unique items.
In-kind donations can be mailed to:
SLU Clinical Law Offices
ATTN: Ainsley Bochniak
321 North Spring
St. Louis, MO 63108
Additionally, it can be arranged for your donation to be picked up by a volunteer (see Contact Information).
Students: Tickets will be on sale in the atrium February 27th-March 20th (Mondays-Thursdays, 12-1 and 5-6 p.m.). Tickets are $30 pre-sale or $35 at the door. This price includes 4-hour beer, wine, and appetizers.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook!
Faculty and Staff: To receive your ticket, please contact the event's Co-Chair, Rachel Harris.
Members of the legal community: Tickets can be pre-purchased securely online.
The proceeds from the Auction go to support the Irvin & Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund. The late Irv and Maggie Dagen were leaders in the civil rights movement in St. Louis and generous supporters of SLU LAW. They helped integrate downtown St. Louis lunch counters in the 1950s and 1960s by going into the establishments, ordering lunch, and then, when their meal came, giving up their seat to an African American person who would not have been allowed to order.
Mr. Dagen, a SLU LAW alum, died in 1998, while Mrs. Dagen died in 2002. They generously remembered the Law School before and after their deaths. Shortly before her death, Mrs. Dagen met with PILG students who had completed summer internships thanks to her generous donation. She was so moved by the students' dedication that she created an endowment that permanently supplies the funds for the Dagen Fellowship each summer, supplemented by the proceeds of the Fellowship Auction.
Last year, over 100 students applied for Dagen Fellowship funds. More than 45 organizations benefited from SLU LAW students last summer, an impact made possible from community support of the Dagen Fellowship.
For questions or for more information, please contact
Clinical Professor and PILG Faculty Advisor