25 Years of Justice
The Pro Bono Project celebrates a quarter-century.
Sherry Dolan and Tara Richard
The annual Justice For All Ball brought guests to the Audubon Tea Room for a joyous celebration of The Pro Bono Project’s 25th year of service to the community.
Bill Norton and the Justice For All Ball Committee hosted this year’s gathering, which kicked off with a patron party where 150 guests took in the magnificent rooftop views and savored the tastes of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse as the sounds of the Olive Trio filled the atmosphere.
During the kickoff celebration, honorary co-chairs Larry and Marian Gibbs were presented with an engraved silver bowl from Adler’s as a token of the organization’s appreciation for their committed efforts. Partygoers were then whisked away to the Audubon Tea Room in limousines to continue the festivities.
Upon arrival, approximately 600 attendees were greeted with the Latin beats of Ovi-G and The Froggies and both live and silent auctions. The list of auction items ranged from pieces by artists Tony Green, L. Davie and Margaret Burroughs to a weekend in Washington, D.C. complete with visits to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room” and dinner at Chef Geoff’s. The menu, which included dishes from over 25 local restaurants, offered a plethora of options sure to satisfy every palate present.
When the evening came to a close, the organization made sure to express its gratitude to all partygoers and sent each one home with a silver star commemorating the project’s 25th anniversary.