Standing with Immigrants Event Postponed Until May 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel our annual spring signature event, Standing with Immigrants, scheduled for May 5, 2020. We will be rescheduling the event for May 2021.

While we were looking forward to gathering with you to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible pro bono and community partners, the safety, security and well-being our staff, volunteers, and supporters are our top priority.

For those who haven’t yet committed or bought tickets, you can still make a fully tax-deductible donation to Ayuda! The CARES Act has generous new tax benefits for charitable donations. All donations enable Ayuda to continue our critical work to support low-income immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

From the Ayuda family to yours, we send you strength during these trying times.

Standing with Immigrants: Faces of Change

 

With the support of many, Ayuda has helped more than 150,000 immigrants access justice, stop abuses, find safety, heal from trauma, and overcome language isolation.

Since 1973, Ayuda has been a pioneer in providing holistic, culturally and linguistically appropriate legal, social, language access to meet the emerging needs of immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

This year, in a time of deep division and isolation, Ayuda has stepped up in news ways to meet the increased needs of our immigrant neighbors. Because of the support of our donors, we have been able to sustain and expand our critical services during the pandemic, and our doors have remained open.

Ayuda’s clients may have limited incomes and language skills, but they have an unyielding desire to do better for themselves and their families, to share their heritage with joy and pride, and to give of themselves as members of our communities.

This is what Standing with Immigrants is all about – supporting our immigrant neighbors’ unwavering strength and resilience, and honor those who have contributed to upholding our mission.

We will always be there for immigrants, and ask you to join us on May 6, 2021 as we honor those who have contributed greatly to the communities we serve, and help to welcome new supporters to our mission.

The funds raised through the generosity of our supporters will enable Ayuda to sustain and expand its vital legal, social and language access services, and will directly impact the lives of low-income immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

What:

Standing with Immigrants: Awards Program and Reception

Where:

For the safety and health of everyone, the 2021 event will be VIRTUAL!

When:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

6:00pm to 9:30pm

Event Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Standing with Immigrants is a major signature fundraising event for Ayuda. To enable Ayuda to sustain and expand its important legal, social and language access services, we invite you to join Standing with Immigrants as a sponsor. The funds raised through your generosity will directly impact the lives of vulnerable, low-income immigrants in Washington, D.C, Virginia and Maryland. Please submit a sponsorship form to Laura Trask at Laura.Trask@ayuda.com Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels:

Sponsors

 Coming Soon

 

Realizing Dreams Sponsors $25,000
  • 20 sponsor guest admissions
  • Recorded greeting during the event Opportunity for listing on the Steering Committee(company to determine name to be listed: CEO, President, C-suite level executive name)
  • Two page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Inclusion in media coverage
  • Advanced  event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • Premier promotion of company name/logo in gala social media campaign including dedicated recognition post
  • 20 gala gifts
Rebuilding Faith Sponsors $15,000
  • 15 sponsor guest admissions
  • 15 sponsor guest admissions
  • Opportunity for listing on the Steering Committee (company to determine name to be listed: CEO, President, suite level executive name)
  • One page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Advanced  event materials recognition leading up to the event(dependent on date of  commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • Premier promotion of company name/logo in gala social media campaign including dedicated recognition post
  • 15 gala gifts
Protecting Rights Sponsor $10,000
  • 10 sponsor guest admissions
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • 1/2 page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of  commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • 10 gala gifts
Social Impact Sponsor $5,000
  • 6 sponsor guest admissions
  • Sponsorship listing in digital display panel
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • 1/4 page advertisement in digital event program
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): name
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page and additional event materials
  • 6 gala gifts
Underwriting Sponsor $3,000
  • 4 sponsor guest admissions
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): name
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page and additional event materials
  • 4 gala gifts

2020 Keynote Speaker

José Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

José Antonio Tijerino is president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, which focuses on education, workforce, leadership, and culture through service and innovation.  Under Tijerino, HHF is recognized as a creative, agile, impact-focused organization boasting a network of 150,000 vetted 15-35 year old Latinos mobilized in the tech and STEM fields, entrepreneurship, finance, media, and other priority areas for America.

Tijerino also serves as executive producer of the star-studded Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center, which are broadcast on PBS stations.  HHF’s dynamic programs have been recognized by The White House, US Congress, Fortune 500 companies, other nonprofits, and the Government of Mexico.

Click here to read more about José Antonio Tijerino’s accolades.

Award Recipients

2021 Pro Bono Service Award 

Copper Rekrut

Cooper Rekrut is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and securities class action defense.  In addition to providing direct pro bono legal representation to several Ayuda-referred clients, Cooper acts as Latham’s “liaison” to Ayuda, helping to staff Ayuda-referred client matters with pro bono Latham attorneys, and coordinating Latham attorneys’ participation in immigration clinic events.

Click here to read more about Cooper.

2021 Pro Bono Impact Award

DLA Piper

Ayuda’s Pro Bono Award recognizes a firm or company that has made a special and significant contribution to Ayuda’s legal pro bono program in the past year. DLA Piper has demonstrated a staunch commitment to Ayuda’s mission and clients through extraordinary pro bono representation as part of Ayuda’s pro bono program.

Click here to read more about DLA Piper’s Pro Bono Program

2021 Lifetime Legacy Award

Matt Kelly, CEO of JBG SMITH

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the board of trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He previously was co-head of JBG’s Investments Group and was primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York.

Click here to read more about Matt Kelly’s accolades

Honorary Host Committee

Ambassadors

  • His Excellency Hervé H. Denis, Ambassador of Haiti

District of Columbia

  • Councilmember Mary M. Cheh
  • Councilmember David Grosso
  • Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr.

Virginia State Senate

Virginia House of Delegates

  • Delegate Mark L. Keam
  • Delegate Alfonso H. Lopez

Maryland State Senate

  • Senator Joanne Benson
  • Senator Nancy J. King
  • Senator Benjamin F.  Kramer
  • Senator Ronald N. Young

Maryland House of Delegates

  • Delegate Gabriel Acevero
  • Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr
  • Delegate Lorig Charkoudian
  • Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo
  • Delegate Ken Kerr
  • Delegate Marc Korman
  • Delegate Kirill Reznik
  • Delegate Jared Solomon

United States House of Representatives

  • Representative Anthony Brown, Maryland
  • Representative Gerald Connolly, Virginia
  • Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
  • Representative Jamie Raskin, Maryland

United States Senate

  • Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen Jr., Maryland

In a year that has been plagued by a health pandemic, economic recession, racial injustice, social uprising, and more... Ayuda seeks to lighten up this 2020 giving season with a little comedy!

Join Ayuda & Steven Michael Quezada this Giving Tuesday - December 1 at 7PM EST. - for a night of laughter in a year that has been so-not-funny. 

So come out for a night of comedy, donate & lend a helping hand to immigrants in need this giving season. 

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