Our deepest gratitude to all those who made our anniversary celebration on October 18th such a memorable event.
The evening was a festive tribute to how much we have grown as an organization over the last 35 years and a recognition of the significant opportunities that await on the horizon. Our investors, donors, nonprofit partners, volunteers, Board of Directors and staff have each played a vital role in guiding Leviticus to this milestone.
A special thanks to our keynote speaker, Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, who is Executive Director of NETWORK. Sr. Simone shared inspirational stories gathered thus far from her 27-day cross-country tour, Nuns on the Bus, that began in early October in California. The tour is an educational campaign focused on tax justice and how the hastily passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 sets our country on a dangerous path to higher economic inequality and decreased investments in communities. Her call-to-action encouraged us all to be more attentive to the needs that we see all around us, yet to remember that we are not alone in the struggle for economic justice. Together we are part of a much larger community-based force for positive change.
Our anniversary celebration included the premier of our new video and a tribute to the individual attorneys and law firms that generously provide pro bono counsel that adds great value to our community-development lending: Clifford Chance US LLP, Dentons US LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Haynes and Boone LLP, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Bernadette Kenny, RSHM, Esq., William J. Robb, Esq and Schiff Hardin LLP.
A special thank you also to our sponsors for supporting this significant anniversary event!
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Community Leader Sponsors
*Special thanks to Flourish Design Studio for creating the artwork for our 35th Anniversary event.