Ensuring the Economic and Personal Security of Women and Girls 2009 AnnuAl RepoRt MeSSAGe fRoM Dear Friends leGAl by wqo19332


More Info
									Ensuring the Economic and Personal
Security of Women and Girls

                    2009 AnnuAl RepoRt
                             MeSSAGe fRoM Dear Friends:
                         leGAl MoMentuM’S
                                           For women, this is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. The dramatic changes we
                                                 have seen in the political and economic landscape, along with several key pieces of
                                                 legislation that have recently passed or are soon up for reauthorization, offer new
                        lIndA A. WIllett         opportunities to improve women’s economic and personal security in ways that have
                                BoARd CHAIR      not been possible in recent history.
                        IRASeMA GARzA            As millions of Americans continue to endure the effects of the recession, our work is
                                    pReSIdent more important than ever before. More women are the primary breadwinners of their
                                                 households, yet women still, on average, earn about twenty-five percent less than men.
                                                 And many of these women work without the paid leave time necessary to fulfill their
                                                 responsibilities at home. Furthermore, the effects of the recession have led to rising rates
                                                 of violence against women at a time when communities face cutbacks in the resources
                                                 needed to help women leave abusive situations. A sustainable economic recovery
                                                 requires an investment in women and girls.

                                                 For nearly 40 years, economic and personal security for women has been integral to
                                                 Legal Momentum’s work championing women’s equality in all spheres. To enhance our
                                                 impact, and ensure that our work benefits poor and low-income women, Legal Momentum
                                                 has identified four priority program areas:

                                                         •    Better Jobs for Women
                                                         •  Workplace Rights
                                                         •    Women and Poverty
                                                         •    Women and Violence

                                                 The following pages describe how Legal Momentum is addressing these issues through
  2                                              advocacy, litigation and education. But, today, the need for our work far exceeds our
                                                 resources. More than ever before we are counting on your support to be able to advance
                                                 and strengthen laws and policies that support women’s rights and opportunity. The work
                                                 we do affects millions of women each year and this is truly a critical time. On behalf of the
                                                 board and staff of Legal Momentum, thank you for your continued commitment to this
                                                 organization—and its mission.


                                                 Linda A. Willett                              Irasema Garza
                                                 Chair, Board of Directors                     President

                          “Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human
                           rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to

                                   live in freedom all people should enjoy.”
                                                              — Ruth BadeR GinsBuRG —
                                                                      assOCiate JustiCe
                                                              the united states suPReMe COuRt
   “Girls should have the same opportunities as boys to lead
    full and productive lives. . . . [R]esearch we’ve done has
  emphasized that this is also a question of smart economics.
 studies show that investment in girls and women yield[s] very
             large economic and social returns. . . .”
                              — ROBeRt B. ZOeLLiCk —
                                   the WORLd Bank

InCome BreaKDown                 fInAnCIAl dAtA
                                                                                        Year ended      Year ended
                                                                                      June 30, 2009   June 30, 2008

                                Major Gifts                                           $     554,687   $     768,153
                                Corporations and Foundations                                748,575       1,474,444
                                Government Grants                                           421,282       1,313,114
                                direct Mail income                                           95,008         131,693   3
                                Legacies and Bequests                                       414,288         274,149
                                special events*                                           1,826,085       1,981,612
                                Other income                                                182,141         331,022
                                donated services                                            907,435       1,493,554

  SOURCES OF FUNDS              Total Public Support and Revenue                      $ 5,149,501     $7,767,741
   SPECIAL EVENTS      32%
                                Violence against Women                                $     790,282   $     612,768
   INDIVIDUALS         19%
                                Public information and education                            379,102         463,580
                                equality Works                                              491,538         948,383
   FOUNDATIONS AND             Family initiative                                                —           96,327
   CORPORATIONS         14%     Gender Fairness in the Courts                               560,852         694,487
   OTHER INCOME        3%      sexuality and Family Rights                                 309,750         856,900
                                immigrant Women Program                                   1,587,084       1,425,303
                                Program Planning and
                                  Organizational development                                336,818        550,985
                                Communications                                            1,187,047        564,864
                                Management and General                                      471,788        417,625
                                Fundraising                                                 568,026        771,236
                                Total Expenses                                        $ 6,682,287     $7,402,458

                                Surplus (Deficit)                                     $(1,532,786)    $ 365,283
                                Temporarily Restricted Revenue                            474,899       (664,237)

                                Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets                      (1,057,887)      (298,954)
  FISCAL YEAR 2009              Net Assets
                                Permanently Restricted                                      200,000         200,000
                                temporarily Restricted                                      947,727         472,828
   AND GENERAL          7%      unrestricted                                              1,205,063       2,737,849
   FUNDRAISING         9%
                                Total Net Assets                                      $ 2,352,790     $3,410,677
                                audited Financial statements available upon request
                                *net of direct donor benefits
                        Better JoBS For women
                        Women continue to hold jobs with lower salaries and fewer benefits, and to face barriers to employment in job
                        sectors from which they have long been excluded. Job training programs for both adults and students too often
                        reinforce these trends, failing to provide women and girls with competitive skills and a path into non-traditional,
                        well-compensated jobs. In its NYC Pipeline Project, and with federal government agencies, Legal Momentum
                        works to enhance participation by women and girls in training for higher-wage jobs in the construction trades,
                        and to increase compliance with laws barring discrimination in education and employment.

                                                            fRoM tRAInInG to oppoRtunItY
                                                           •  n 2009, more girls entered “non-             F
                                                                                                         •   ollowing the passage of the 
                                                             traditional” programs such as plumbing,       American Recovery and Reinvestment
                                                             electrical and carpentry in several large     Act (ARRA), Legal Momentum worked
                                                             New York City high schools. Through           tirelessly in an effort to ensure that
                                                             its training, recruitment, and outreach       women would benefit equally from
                                                             activities, in partnership with seven New     the jobs created. On February 25, 
                                                             York City Career and Technical Education      2009, Legal Momentum hosted a 
                                                             (CTE) schools, Legal Momentum has             b
                                                                                                             riefing in Washington, DC for 25 
                                                             helped to double and triple the number        members of Congress and their
                                                             of girls entering “non-traditional” job       staff addressing policies to advance
                                                             skills training programs. If these girls      women’s economic security in a time
                                                             complete the program, they can expect         of crisis. We also advocated for closer
                                                             to earn on average $200 more per week         oversight of federal policies, promoting
                                                             than girls typically earn graduating          equal opportunities for women in
                                                             from traditionally female training            non-traditional jobs.
                                                             programs such as cosmetology.

                        worKPlaCe rIgHtS
                        Nearly 50 years after Congress acted to prohibit sex discrimination in employment, women continue to be paid 
                        less, face sexual harassment, and confront barriers to hiring and promotion. Many low-income women work in jobs
                        providing no paid leave. They are critical breadwinners and cannot afford to forfeit wages in order to take time off
                        from work. Yet, they remain principal family caretakers; they become pregnant but need to work; and they have
                        little access to back-up family or child care services. Legal Momentum advocates for workplace policies, rights,
                        and benefits that account for the reality of women’s lives at home and enable low-wage working women to keep
                        their jobs. We develop and test novel legal theories and offer technical assistance and training.

                                                           fRoM polICeWoMen to fARMWoRkeRS
                                                           •  n July 2009, Legal Momentum won a           International Labor Management Corp.
                                                             favorable jury verdict in Germain v.         (North Carolina District Court), working
                                                             County of Suffolk, et al., a case we         with co-counsel Kaye Scholer LLP, the
                                                             co-tried in the Eastern District of New      Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York,
                                                             York with co-counsel Janice Goodman.         and the North Carolina Justice Center.
                                                             We represented a Park Police Officer         The case was a class action lawsuit on
                                                             who was denied a “light duty” job            behalf of female guest workers recruited
                                                             assignment during pregnancy. The             to work on U.S. farms. It challenged
                                                             victory represents a step forward in         defendants’ practice of discriminating
                                                             the battle to ensure that women in           against female workers by recruiting

                                                             physically demanding jobs are not            women into jobs carrying an “H-2B” 
                                                             forced to choose between unpaid              visa classification, which provides
                                                             leave or job loss and staying healthy        inferior pay and benefits, compared
                                                             during pregnancy.                            to jobs with “H-2A” classifications. 
                                                                                                          The settlement provides injunctive
                                                           •  n a victory for immigrant women 
                                                                                                          relief to prevent future discrimination,
                                                             farmworkers, Legal Momentum
                                                                                                          and a significant monetary settlement
                                                             obtained an important settlement
                                                                                                          for our clients.
                                                             agreement in Olvera-Morales v.
women anD PoVertY
The poverty rate for adult women has been substantially higher than for adult men in every year since the official
poverty measurement began. Since 1996, the federal “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families” (TANF) program has 
been the principal federal safety net for poor families and 90% of adult benefit recipients are women. But the program 
is inadequate, flawed, and unfair. Benefits are insufficient, work requirements fail to account for childcare needs, and
access barriers prevent even those who are eligible from receiving benefits. Legal Momentum brings a gender lens
to the national anti-poverty agenda, engaging in research, analysis, advocacy and public education, with a focus on
reducing barriers to TANF enrollment and receipt of benefits and on increasing federal oversight.

  fRoM ReSeARCH to RefoRM                                                                   % OF CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY
                                                                                                RECEIVING TANF BENEFITS

 •   his past year, Legal Momentum             B
                                             •   uilding upon its historic commitment       1995:
   issued several widely-acclaimed             to anti-poverty programs that work for        62%
   reports addressing topics such as:          women, Legal Momentum revived and
   the dramatic drop in the numbers            expanded its EndPovertyNow coalition.
   of families receiving TANF benefits,        In just six months, listserve membership                              2008:
   even after the financial collapse;          grew to 700. Legal Momentum is increas-                                22%
   opportunities to improve the safety         ing public awareness and building an
   net for women and children provided         informal and growing constituency in
   by upcoming legislation; and the            support of public benefits and pro-
   material hardship faced by poor             grams that provide poor women and
   women and children perpetuated              families with a safety net and pathways
   by inadequate public benefit levels.        out of poverty. In 2009, we submitted 
                                               congressional testimony, provided for-
                                               mal comments to several federal
                                               agencies, and published opinion
                                               pieces in print media and on the web.

women anD VIolenCe
Violence is a fact of life. Women face violence at home, on the street, and in the workplace. Notwithstanding one of
Legal Momentum’s signature achievements—passage of the Violence Against Women Act—supportive services, rights,
and protective measures for victims remain inadequate, while knowledge among law enforcement and judicial personnel
regarding domestic violence and its victims remains uneven. Legal Momentum expands rights and their enforcement
through advocacy, litigation, and training. In particular, our national Judicial education program educates judges
and court personnel and our Immigrant Women program trains advocates, service providers, and law enforcement
personnel working with immigrant women on the rights of immigrant women victims, a singularly vulnerable group.

 fRoM AdVoCACY to ACtIon
 •   n April 18, 2009, Legal Momentum         implemented, and that women can
     ommemorated the 15th Anniversary         access these benefits.
   of the Violence Against Women Act
                                             •  n 2009, Legal Momentum conducted 
   (VAWA), sponsoring a symposium at
                                               nearly 200 trainings and presentations 
   Georgetown University Law Center,
                                               for over 1,000 participants ranging from
   and an event attended by Vice President
                                               judges and court personnel to advo-                                            *
   Joseph Biden, an early champion of
                                               cates, service providers, and attorneys.
   the law.
                                               We are educating a national consitu-
 •   his past year, Legal Momentum             ency about laws and policies related
   successfully spearheaded an effort          to domestic and sexual violence, the

   to ensure that the modernized               impact of gender bias on these cases,
   federal unemployment compensation           and the unique issues facing immigrant
   program would extend eligibility for        women. We also provided technical
   benefits to individuals who leave           assistance to over 800 individuals, attor-
   or are fired from jobs because of           neys, and advocates regarding violence
   domestic violence or sexual assault.        and related areas of the law, including
   We are now doing trainings, technical       employment, housing, family, public
   assistance, and state level advocacy        benefits, and immigration issues.
   to ensure these changes are
                        $250,000 and up                         Goodell, deVries, Leech & dann, LLP   uBs                                    estate of Marjorie k. Mulhall
                        the Ford Foundation                     Green Fund inc.                       the uPs Foundation, inc.               neiman Marcus stores
                        estate of Maxine e. hammer              JPMorgan Chase & Co.                  elsa and George Vare                   Frances G. and John e. Pepper
                        u.s. department of Justice, Office on   kaye scholer LLP                      the Warnaco Group, inc.                Perkins Coie LLP
                           Violence against Women               Ralph and Marjorie Fine knowles       Williams & Connolly LLP                Bettina B. Plevan
                                                                Lillian e. kraemer                    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP           Prudential Financial, inc.
                        $100,000–$249,999                       susan B. and arthur Lindenauer                                               saks Fifth avenue
                        new York Community trust                Liz Claiborne inc.                    $5,000–$9,999                          schoeman, updike & kaufman, LLP
                        Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund          nike, inc.                            elena adolphus                         seyfarth shaw LLP
                        skadden, arps, slate, Meagher &         Orchard Foundation                    aMB Property Corporation               sujatha a. srinivasan
                           Flom LLP
                                                                Perry ellis international             Banana Republic                        tahari, Ltd.
                                                                Phillips-Van heusen Corporation       andrew F. Barth                        karen e. Wagner
                                                                sedgwick, detert, Moran &             Bradley arant Boult Cummings, LLP      Carolyn F. Webber
                        estate of katherine a. Blago                arnold LLP                        Brookdale senior Living inc.           White & Case LLP
                        elizabeth J. Cabraser                   simpson thacher & Bartlett LLP        Burberry international Ltd.            Linda a. Willett
                        Grant thornton LLP                      Lynda spence                          Byer California                        anonymous (2)
                        JCPenney                                stroock & stroock & Lavan LLP         debra a. Cafaro
                        Robert M. kaufman                       Jay W. Waks                           Milton Cooper                          $1,000–$2,499
                        Lavin Family Foundation                 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP            the CRh Foundation                     avy L. & Roberta L. Miller Foundation
                        Ms. Foundation for Women                Marissa C. Wesely                     david i. Fisher                        Louise Chazen Banon
                        Pillsbury Winthrop shaw Pittman LLP
                                                                                                      the doneger Group                      nancy Barton
                        Pfizer inc.                             $10,000–$14,999                       Fortress Capital Finance iii LLC       Joy W. Becher
                        Ventas, inc.                            allen & Overy LLP                     General electric Company               Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
                                                                arnold & Porter LLP                   Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.     estate of Joan saugrain Bredendieck
                        $25,000–$49,999                         Baker & hostetler LLP                 host hotels & Resorts, inc.            Bryan Cave LLP
                        alberto-Culver Company                  Bank of america                       irwin Fritchie urquhart & Moore LLC    Myron Cherry
                        allstate Foundation                     Barack Ferrazzano kirschbaum          karen katen                            Clark, thomas & Winters,
                        allstate insurance Company                 & nagelberg LLP                                                              a Professional Corporation
                                                                                                      Joann kukulus
                        estate of kathryn M. Beattie            Bingham McCutchen LLP                                                        Coblentz, Patch, duffy & Bass LLP
                                                                                                      Louis Vuitton u.s.a., inc.
  6                     Bristol-Myers squibb Company            Boies, schiller & Flexner LLP                                                ann F. Cohen
                                                                                                      Phillips, Lerner, Lauzon &
                        Cadwalader, Wickersham & taft LLP       Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP              Jamra, L.L.P.                       Barbara and Bill Cox
                        Cohen & Grigsby, PC                     Richard and elizabeth Cashin          the Prentice Foundation, inc.          dechert LLP
                        Condé nast Publications, inc.           Chazen Capital Partners, LLC          susan F. Rice                          anita L. deFrantz
                        dLa Piper                               Colgate-Palmolive Company             Lynn M. sedway                         Beth d. diamond
                        donald Pels and Wendy keys              Joan Ganz Cooney and                  P. J. s. simpson                       directions For Rural action
                        the educational Foundation                 Peter G. Peterson
                                                                                                      Brian spector                          James k. donnell
                           of america                           Patricia C. dunn-Jahnke
                                                                                                      the Valentine Foundation               Mary donovan
                        eLLe                                    dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
                                                                                                      shaw Wagener                           e. Gluck Corporation
                        evelyn & Walter haas, Jr. Fund          drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
                                                                                                      sidney stern Memorial trust            Robert B. ellis
                        Foley hoag LLP                          the else sackler Foundation
                                                                                                      sonnenschein nath & Rosenthal LLP      Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP
                        Four Freedoms Fund                      entwistle & Cappucci LLP
                                                                                                      Watkins & eager PLLC                   kathie Florsheim
                        John and kathryn Greenberg              ernst & Young LLP
                                                                                                                                             heather J. Fong
                        helena Rubinstein Foundation            Feinberg Rozen, LLP
                                                                                                      $2,500–$4,999                          dana h. Freyer
                        Jenner & Block LLP                      Fossil
                                                                                                      Baker Botts L.L.P.                     sue-ann Friedman
                        LF usa                                  huron Consulting Group
                                                                                                      alice C. Brown                         Martha e. Gifford
                        Morrison & Foerster LLP                 Jackson Lewis LLP
                                                                                                      Maria Cilenti and Michael embler       sarah and seth Glickenhaus
                        OMd, north america                      Jones apparel Group inc.
                                                                                                      etro usa, inc.                         ellen k. Goetz and Michael Van duser
                        Polo Ralph Lauren                       katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
                                                                                                      Lynn toby Fisher and                   Goldman sachs
                        the Moriah Fund                         kirkland & ellis LLP                     John Lee Compton                    Rosalind M. Gordon
                        the new York Women’s Foundation         LRn Corporation                       Fred david international u.s.a. inc.   Barbara Ostrove Grodd
                        VF Corporation                          Latham & Watkins LLP                  the Funding exchange                   Jeanmarie hargrave and
                        Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & katz          seth klarman                          Richard Cartier Godfrey                   thomas e. kerns
                        Winston & strawn LLP                    Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s             Gail Gorlitzz and Cris smith           anne L. harper
                                                                Mayer Brown LLP

                                                                                                      estate of evelyn singer haber          Janet and Joseph harvey
                        $15,000–$24,999                         northwestern Memorial hospital        the Jacob and terese hershey           hilton san Francisco
                        the Capital Group Companies, inc.       Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton            Foundation                          Jockey international, inc.
                        Cravath, swaine & Moore LLP                & Garrison                         deborah Buresh Jackson and             todd M. Joseph
                        davis Polk & Wardwell LLP               Peerless Clothing inc.                   alfred Jackson
                                                                                                                                             kaiser Permanente
                        the donna karan Company                 Reed smith LLP                        Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer
                                                                                                                                             the kandell Fund
                                                                deborah L. Rhode                         katcher
                        ina R. drew                                                                                                          amy L. katz
                                                                Ropes & Gray LLP                      Laird+Partners
                        the estée Lauder Companies inc.                                                                                      the kerruish Fund
                                                                shook, hardy & Bacon L.L.P.           Loeb & Loeb, LLP
                        everett Foundation                                                                                                   Beth L. kaufman
                                                                seth sprague educational &            Mamiye Brothers, inc.
                        terry satinover Fagen                                                                                                kelley drye & Warren LLP
                                                                   Charitable Foundation              Merrill Lynch
keyBank Real estate Capital            sallie smylie                         amy deMarco                           Jennifer Openshaw
kobra international Ltd.               helen and thomas spiro                dana devon                            Osler, hoskin & harcourt LLP
ellen J. kullman                       diana L. taylor                       dina dublon                           Outten & Golden LLP
Marta Jo Lawrence                      Phyllis teitelbaum and anthony Lunn   althea L. duersten                    debra J. Pearlstein
eileen and Paul Le Fort                thomas theobald                       edwards angell Palmer & dodge LLP     Port of san Francisco
doris s. and theodore B. Lee           elizabeth P. thompson                 Rebecca L. eisenberg                  donald and Patricia Ravitch
Lennar urban                           Meryl Lynn unger                      epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.         andrea Redmond
Robert and Gina Levine                 unilever united states                arline and Joel L. epstein            toni Rembe
Phoebe and John Lewis                     Foundation, inc.                   Judith epstein                        susan Rice
Glen Lewy                              John Vanderstar and                   Lois evans                            david Rothstein and Marcia Osburne
                                          elizabeth Culbreth
Ben Littauer and kathy kerby                                                 Carol and John Field                  Richard and Joan scheuer
                                       Richard d. and Madeleine Wachter
Littler Mendelson, P.C.                                                      Louise Firestone                      Carleen L. schreder
                                       silda Wall spitzer
Major, Lindsey & africa, LLC                                                 audrey Fisch                          heidi scrable
                                       W.P. Carey & Co., LLC
Marcus & Pollack LLP                                                         Mary k. Gaillard                      Loretta a. smith
                                       Li-hsia Wang and henry abrons
Blythe Masters                                                               anne halsted and Wells Whitney        Walter V. stafford
                                       donna M. Welch
Michele Coleman Mayes                                                        Lois harrison                         alan stein
                                       Brenda West Manhattan Beachwear
Carlyn s. McCaffrey                                                          Mary W. helms                         C. augusta stewart
                                       G. elaine Wood
McCarter & english LLP                                                       Mary L. hidden                        andrew struble
                                       anonymous (6)
steven and Margaret McCormick                                                nancy and Richard hodgkinson          svetkey - van der horst Fund of
d. Lee McCreary                                                              Bonnie howard and Charles Charrow        triangle Community
                                       $500-$999                                                                   Joyce thibodeaux
the Men’s Wearhouse                                                          Barbara Borten Jonas
                                       ariel investments, LLC                                                      daena title
susan altman Miller                                                          andrew kassof
                                       Lynne a. Burgess                                                            tMG Partners
Morris, nichols, arsht & tunnell LLP                                         Joyce L. kramer
                                       dean attaway and timothy haas                                               J. Michael tracy
Moses & singer LLP                                                           kroll inc.
                                       kent P. Bach                                                                Marvin and Freda Van houten
Linda R. and dennis M. Myers                                                 Lafayette 148, inc.
                                       Jack Bode                                                                   Violet G. Young Charitable trust
Craig newmark                                                                Richard Laiderman
                                       Patricia Breslin                                                            Judith and al Weinberg
nicole Piasecki                                                              kathleen and Richard Levin
                                       California academy of sciences                                              alison Whalen
stephen a. Ploscowe                                                          Morton and sophia Macht
                                       susan n. Clark
the Private Bank
                                       dayl a. Cohen
                                                                                Foundation                         William Blair & Co.                  7
Provident Realty Partners LLC                                                Margaret e. Mack and John L. Powell   Marilyn L. Williamson
                                       Leigh Cohen                           Marjorie Magner                       Gertrude k. and
Martin s. Rash
                                       naomi W. Cohen                        isabel May                               theodore W. Winsberg
Marlene sanders
                                       elizabeth L. Colton                   debra a. Mayer                        helen and Oliver Wolcott
Wendy schwartz
                                       Josh Coughlin                         Janet C. McCaa                        sue and dick Wollack
senior Care, inc.
                                       Mary B. Cranston                      G.G. Michelson                        Yank sing
samir h. sheth
                                       susan e. daniloff                     Patricia s. Mirsky                    Christine Youngberg
                                       the dasCO Companies, LLC              Movado Group, inc.                    Zeta Communities
Cornelia and Jonathan a. small
                                       tony david                            Mystic, inc.                          anonymous (4)
Leslie smith

                                                                             Pro Bono SerVICeS
                                                                             We acknowledge with gratitude the firms, attorneys, and
                                                                             other businesses who generously provided pro bono
                                                                             assistance to Legal Momentum and its clients.

                                                                             Cleary Gottlieb steen &
                                                                                hamilton LLP

                                                                             Cooley Godward kronish LLP
                                                                             Crowell & Moring, LLP
                                                                             hawks Quindel ehlke & Perry
                                                                             Jenner & Block
                                                                             k & L Gates LLP
                                                                             Lowenstein sandler
                                                                             Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
                                                                             Morrison & Foerster LLP
new York Headquarters: 395 Hudson Street new York, nY 10014 212.925.6635 fax 212.226.1066
washington, D.C. office: 1101 14th Street, nw, Ste. 300 washington, D.C. 20005 202.326.0040 fax 202.589.0511



  BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                        BOARD OF LEGAL ADVISORS                                              EXECUTIVE STAFF
  irasema Garza, President                                  Lauren aguiar                             Beth L. kaufman            irasema Garza
  Linda a. Willett, Chair                                   Christine Beshar                          Meryl R. kaynard           President
  Ralph i. knowles, Jr., First Vice Chair                   Renée Brissette                           alison king
                                                                                                                                 Rachael n. Pine
  deborah L. Rhode, Vice Chair                              deborah M. Buell                          Gail koff
                                                                                                                                 Executive Vice President and
  Lynda spence, Vice Chair                                  harriet newman Cohen                      Joan Friedman krey
                                                                                                                                 Director, Program Division
  ina R. drew, Treasurer                                    s. Jeanine Conley                         Patty Lipshutz
  susan J. kohlmann, Secretary                              Jan F. Constantine                        Carlyn s. McCaffrey        Clevelette austin
  Jay W. Waks, General Counsel                              Beth d. diamond                           Lorraine s. McGowen        Vice President for
                                                            Felice ekelman                            alice Mcinerney            Finance and Administration
  elizabeth J. Cabraser, At Large
                                                            terry satinover Fagen                     sara e. Moss
  elena J. adolphus                                                                                                              Lisalyn R. Jacobs
                                                            Gwen L. Feder                             Rosemary nelson
  Rebecca L. eisenberg                                                                                                           Vice President for
                                                            Lynn toby Fisher                          ellen J. Odoner            Government Relations
  kim Gandy                                                 dana hartman Freyer                       Barbara Berger Opotowsky
  stephanie George                                          R. Peyton Gibson                          kimberly s. Penner         Leslye e. Orloff
  Bertha González nieves                                    Martha e. Gifford                         Bettina B. Plevan          Vice President and Director,
  Robert M. kaufman                                         Rosalind M. Gordon                        Xan Raskin                 Immigrant Women Program
  Lillian e. kraemer                                        ilene knable Gotts                        amanda samuel              Lynn hecht schafran
  susan B. Lindenauer                                       holly J. Gregory                          Catherine samuels          Senior Vice President and
  Michele Coleman Mayes                                     antonia M. Grumbach                       Minna schrag               Director, National Judicial
  stacy d. Phillips                                         Zenola harper                             Wendy schwartz             Education Program
  harriet s. Posner                                         sherry Raphael Jacobs                     susan P. serota
  sujatha a. srinivasan                                     dona s. kahn                              Meryl Lynn unger
  Brande stellings                                          karen kaplowitz                           karen e. Wagner
  elsa norris Vare                                          terry kassel                              dorothy P. Watson
  Marissa C. Wesely                                         amy L. katz                               Janet M. Weiss
  G. elaine Wood                                            Beverly i. katz                           G. elaine Wood

  Muriel Fox, Chair
  Barbara M. Cox
  etta Froio
  Lisa specht

* Photo of Vice President Biden, Linda a. Willett, and irasema Garza courtesy of Richard e. Willett

To top