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Sponsorship opportunities include Director's Circle at $25,000; Benefactor at $15,000; Gala Sponsor at $10,000; Award Sponsor at $5,000 and VIP Sponsor at $2,500. All event sponsors receive a certain number of tickets based on level of sponsorship, listing on event signage and VLJ's website, VIP reception admittance, an ad in the journal, and listing in all media. Opportunities to place an ad in the event's program are also available ranging from $250 to $1,000.
Sponsors thus far are McCarter & English, Merck, and Gibbons PC at the Director's Circle level; Lowenstein Sandler PC at the Benefactor level; and Pfizer and AT&T at the Gala Sponsor level. In addition, Miles Berger of The Berger Organization, PSE&G, Verizon, TD Bank, and Patton Boggs, LLP are Award Sponsors. VIP Sponsors include DLA Piper, White & Case, and Xerox. The Star-Ledger is serving as the general media sponsor and the New Jersey Law Journal is the legal media sponsor.
"Each year, our sponsors help us in making the Gala a night to remember," said Karen Sacks, Esq., founding executive director of VLJ. "We are thankful for their commitment to VLJ. With their continued support, we are able to aid thousands of individuals struggling with legal issues and work to ensure equal justice for all."
At the Gala, VLJ will present its 2012 Pro Bono Firm Award to Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster and the Pro Bono Attorney Award to Daniel A. Frischberg, Esq. In addition, VLJ will honor Miles Berger with the Community Builder of the Year Award. As Chairman and COO of The Berger Organization, Berger has been instrumental in Newark's renaissance over the last 36 years. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez are this year's honorary dinner chairs, and Race Taylor, popular host of 95.5 WPLJ, will serve as the master of ceremonies.
The Gala has also become known as a showcase of innovative cuisine from the region's top eateries. Those confirmed for this year include: Montclair's Bistro 18; Fascino; Indigo Kitchen; Le Salbuen Café Market; Mesob; Pig & Prince Restaurant and Gastro-Lounge;
For more information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please visit VLJ's website at http://www.vljnj.org/