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SD-Foundation: The Legacy Gala Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree

The Social Development Foundation’s Annual Legacy Gala is an elegant evening to honor individuals in the Milwaukee community who have made a significant impact for those living in poverty. During the first inaugural event, we honored the late legend Don Sykes.

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SD-Foundation: The Legacy Gala Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree
SD-Foundation: The Legacy Gala Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Milwaukee, 333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA

About the Event

EVENT DETAILS SD-FOUNDATION: THE LEGACY GALA with Attorney James Hall, 2023 Don Sykes Honoree

DATE: Saturday, September 16, 2023 

TIME: 4:00 pm – Cocktails 5:00 pm – Program

LOCATION:  Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

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Attorney James Hall - 2023 Don Sykes Honoree 

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James H. Hall, Jr. is a 1979 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. In June, 1979, he joined Charne, Clancy and Taielman, S.C.where he became a partner andpracticed until the firm’s dissolution in 1991. He and others then established the firm Hall, Burce and Olson, S.C. where he continued to practice until his retirement in October of 2022.

Attorney Hall has extensive experience representing cases involving discrimination in employment, housing, and education. He served as co-counsel in the class-action redlining lawsuit the NAACP brought against American Family Insurance that resulted in a record $16 million settlement in the 1990s, the class action settlement with the City of Milwaukee on behalf of African American Firefighters, and the lawsuit challenging the voucher program for students in the Milwaukee public school system. He has also provided counsel to the City of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota in civil rights matters and most recently to the City of Minneapolis regarding reparations for American Descendants of Slaves.

Attorney Hall’s dedication to the betterment of those living in Milwaukee County includes serving as the past president of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch, where he worked to restore, reform, and revitalize the civil rights organization, co-founding 100 Black Men of Milwaukee, serving on both the Wisconsin and National Board of Directors for the Americans Civil Liberties Union, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

He served as legal counsel for the Community Relations–Social Development Commission (SDC) of Milwaukee County for more than 25 years and continued to represent SDC until his retirement in October of 2022, leaving a legacy of service, expansion, and creation of SD Properties and SD Foundation.

 

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Help Us Fight Poverty & Celebrate People Who Make a Difference in Our Community

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Founded with the belief that no one has to spend a life in poverty, the Social Development Foundation celebrates the work of Attorney James Hall. The Social Development Foundation will present Attorney James Hall with the Don Sykes Legacy Award at our annual gala held September 16, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency – Milwaukee. By joining us as we acknowledge Attorney Hall’s contributions, your recognition and sponsorship will help us foster an environment that not only values his work, but inspires future leaders helping residents experiencing poverty. With your sponsorship, our gala will create a platform to show what’s possible.

We know already that approximately 20 percent of Milwaukee County residents experience poverty. In the face of record unemployment, economists predict conditions will continue to decline. As a sponsor, your support will help us create an event that informs, educates and motivates all of us to unite and take action to strengthen our community. We, the directors of the Social Development Foundation, are pleased to present you with a sponsorship opportunity that will enable you to join us as we celebrate the good in our community. Together, we can provide people with hope and a strategy for a better future.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES [click here] 

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(exclusive) 

Presenting Sponsor $25,000 (exclusive) 

  • Recognized as Presenting Sponsor on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • Banner at entrance
  • Three (3) tables (10 seats per table) with optimum seating
  • Two (2) signature bottles of champagne on each table
  • Sponsor reserved signage
  • Company logo with hyperlink leading to sponsor website on the SD Foundation’s website for one (1) year
  • Full-page color ad in program booklet (inside front cover)
  • Podium Thanks & Acknowledgement
  • Five (5) minute podium remarks to attendees
  • Logo on sponsor appreciation signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report
  • 2023 Summit on Poverty BenefitsOne (1) Reserved Table (10 seats per table) with sponsor-reserved signage at the 2023 Summit on Poverty held September 14-15, 2023 Complimentary vendor space at Summit on Poverty Full page color 

 Legacy Trailblazer $20,000 (exclusive) 

  • Recognized as Legacy Trailblazer on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • Two (2) Reserved Table (10 seats per table) with premium seating
  • One (1) signature bottle of champagne on each table
  • Sponsor Reserved signage
  • Company logo with a hyperlink leading to the sponsor website on the SD Foundation’s website for one (1) year
  • Full-page color ad in the program booklet (inside back cover)
  • Podium Thanks & Acknowledgement
  • Name on sponsor appreciation signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report
  • 2023 Summit on Poverty BenefitsOne-half (1/2) Reserved Table (5 seats per table) with sponsor-reserved signage at the 2023 Summit on Poverty held September 14-15, 2023 Complimentary vendor space at Summit on Poverty Full-page color ad space in Summit on Poverty program booklet 

 Legacy Leader $15,000 (3 available) 

  • Recognized as Legacy Leader on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • One (1) Reserved Table (10 seats per table) with enhanced seating
  • Sponsor Reserved signage
  • Full-page color ad in the program booklet
  • Podium Thanks & Acknowledgement
  • Name on sponsor appreciation signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report
  • 2023 Summit on Poverty BenefitsOne-half (1/2) Reserved Table (5 seats per table) with sponsor-reserved signage at the 2023 Summit on Poverty held September 14-15, 2023 Complimentary vendor space at Summit on Poverty 1/2-page color ad space in Summit on Poverty program booklet 

 Legacy Advocate $10,000 (6 available) 

  • Recognized as Legacy Advocate on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • One (1) Reserved Table (10 seats per table)
  • Sponsor Reserved signage
  • Half (1/2) page color ad in the program booklet
  • Podium Thanks & Acknowledgement
  • Name on sponsor appreciation signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report

 Legacy Ambassador $5,000 (10 available) 

  • Recognized as Legacy Ambassador on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • One (1) Reserved Table (10 seats per table)
  • Sponsor Reserved signage
  • Name recognition in the program booklet
  • Podium Thanks & Acknowledgement
  • Name on sponsor appreciation signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report

 Legacy Tribute $2,500 

  • Recognized as Legacy Tribute on all promotional printed materials and event website
  • One (1) Reserved Table (10 seats per table)
  • Sponsor Reserved signage
  • Recognition in SD Foundation’s Annual Report

2023 Legacy Gala

Saturday, September 16, 2023

4:00 PM

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