The Impact Fund's Fourteenth Anniversary Reception

May 17, 2007

From 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Honorees will include:

  • Anna Deavere Smith, the renowned actress, playwright, teacher and author for her portrayal of racial tension and its effect on society. Her one woman show "Twilight: Los Angeles," about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, received two Tony nominations. She is also well known for her continuing role on The West Wing as the Secretary of State.

  • The Fox and Robertson Law Firm of Denver, Colorado, for their passion and dedication for disability civil rights. Their ground-breaking work is most recently reflected in a nation-wide settlement against K-Mart, the biggest disability access case to date.

Sponsorships are available from $350 to $10,000. Contact Nyomi Gruber at 510 845 3473, ext. 314 or email her at for more information. Regular tickets at $125 per person and $35 for nonprofits per person.

THE IMPACT FUND is the nation's only foundation providing broad support for complex public interest litigation. Founded in 1992, our mission is to support impact litigation in the areas of civil rights, environmental justice, and poverty law. Over the past fourteen years, we have granted over $4.2 million in litigation grants to attorneys and community groups throughout the nation. The Impact Fund also provides innovative technical support, training, and expertise on issues that arise in large-scale impact litigation, such as class actions. The Impact Fund's Equal Justice Litigation Program provides strategic leadership in civil rights class action litigation, and is lead counsel in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the largest civil rights class action ever certified.

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