The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women, will host its 2016 Annual Fall Benefit on October 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Three Sixty° in Tribeca, New York. The fundraising event will support a vast array of Fortune’s services that help their clients lead successful lives after involvement with the criminal justice system.
The Fortune Society will present the David Rothenberg Achievement Award to the Honorable Jonathan Lippman who has been a champion for fair access to justice for all, with a deep commitment to ensuring legal services for the poor. Now retired as Chief Judge, he continues to fight for equal justice through his practice at Latham & Watkins and as head of the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform.
Betty Rauch will be honored with the Game Changer Award for her extraordinary 17 years of service as a member of Fortune’s Board of Directors. During her tenure, including nine years as chairperson, she presided over a period of tremendous growth and accomplishment from the opening of Castle Gardens to the launch of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy and the creation of the Better Living Center.
Daryl V. Atkinson will be honored with the Reentry Champion Award for his work to ensure that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to develop inclusive and unbiased reentry policies. He is the first person to hold the position of the second Chance Fellow at the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Mr. Atkinson’s contributions to legal policy reform also include his previous work as a Senior Attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice where he focused on criminal justice issues and direct legal services.
The Annual Fall Benefit will be emceed by Brian Vines, Chief Correspondent at BRIC (Arts & Media in Brooklyn). Tickets start at $500.00. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. Business attire is requested.