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Shriver Center on Poverty Law honors Goldberg Kohn with Corporate Partner Award

October 20, 2017

The Shriver Center on Poverty Law hosted its 50th Anniversary Gala on October 19th and honored Goldberg Kohn with its Corporate Partner Award. The award exemplified the many years of collaboration between Goldberg Kohn and the Shriver Center. Emily Gilman, associate in the firm's Litigation Group,  accepted the award on Goldberg Kohn's behalf.  Ms. Gilman gave a moving speech that outlined Goldberg Kohn's involvement in landmark collaborations with the Shriver Center, including the current joint representation of public housing and low-income residents in East Chicago living on environmentally contaminated land. Inspired by the late Fred Cohen, the firm's cherished partner who worked tirelessly with the Shriver Center to make access to health care a reality for Illinois children living in poverty, Goldberg Kohn attorneys Emily Gilman, David Chizewer, Bill Meyers, Fred Klein and many others have been instrumental in the pro-bono work done for the Shriver Center over the years.

The Shriver Center's 50th Anniversary Gala celebrated founder Sargent Shriver's legacy and the advancement of the Shriver Center over the past fifty years. The gala featured speeches by Mark Shriver, Toni Preckwinkle, Debbie Chizewer, and Barack Obama. Chris Kennedy, Lisa Madigan and many other local luminaries were among the more than 900 attendees.

The Shriver Center's mission is to bring together lawyers, community leaders and allies from across the country as the nation's leading advocate for people living in poverty. 

For more information on the Shriver Center, please click here. 

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