National Football League Players’ Association Executive Director DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith
to Deliver Keynote Address at Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers
24th Annual “VelanDale” Phillips Scholarship Banquet
Milwaukee, Wis. – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers (“WAAL”) will host its 24th Annual “VelanDale” Phillips Scholarship Banquet at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year’s keynote speaker is DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players’ Association, and former Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and Counsel to then Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
WAAL’s Educational Foundation provides financial assistance to African-American students attending Wisconsin law schools. For over twenty years, this scholarship fund, founded by Vel Phillips, the first African American judge in Wisconsin, and her husband Dale Phillips, has served to increase opportunities for African-American law students and increase diversity in the State Bar.
This year, WAAL will continue a service project started at last year’s scholarship banquet. WAAL will collect books for students at the Juvenile Detention Center to build on the relationship it has already established with staff there who share WAAL’s interest in investing in the education of children with the greatest need. Each banquet attendee donating a paperback book will receive a ticket for a free beverage during cocktail hour.
WAAL is seeking support for the Scholarship Banquet. Individual tickets are $65.00 for WAAL Members, and $75.00 for Non-WAAL Members. Please contact WAAL regarding Diversity, Corporate and Table Sponsorship Levels. By contributing to the 2014 "VelanDale" Scholarship Award, you will demonstrate a commitment to diversity in Wisconsin’s legal community. Further, the Scholarship Dinner is always well attended by attorneys and professionals from all over Wisconsin and Illinois, and is one of the premier networking events of the year.
Tables and individual tickets for the event are available for purchase at www.waalbanquet.eventbrite.com.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Nora Collins to headline at WAUMC Community Coffee House benefiting Habitat for Humanity
- BBB Wisconsin Announces Statewide Torch Ethics Award Finalists
- Auction Benefits Outdoor Recreation
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
- Catholic Memorial to perform Arsenic and Old Lace
- Local Chiropractors Discuss: Common Causes of Back Pain
- North Shore Bank Hosts Free Community Shredding Day on May 2
- 7th Annual Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
- Local High Schools Add Digital Financial Literacy Education as WI DPI Approves Program
- Better Public Speaking Open House