OBA Foundation raises over $10,000 for Fellowships Through Online and Live Auctions!
Thanks to all the donors and participants in the OBA Foundation’s inaugural fundraiser, “Repartee”, held on June 13th, more than $10,000 was raised to support the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism!
The Honourable Justice Goudge of the Ontario Court of Appeal brought greetings on behalf of the judiciary at the fundraising party at OBA, congratulating OBA for its vital role in taking on the responsibility of funding and administering the Fellowships. Attendees ate, drank and bid on great silent auction items. There was a frenzy of bidding on the online auction site as the deadline approached, pushing the amount raised over $10,000. Great bargains were had by all!
Special thanks to the sponsor of Repartee, Harcourts and to the donor of the featured online auction item, LASIK MD. The assistance of Christopher Gallo, student-at-law at Gilbertson Davis Emerson LLP, was instrumental in the organization of the online auction. As well, OBA Foundation expresses its sincere appreciation to those lawyers, law firms and businesses who contributed products and services to the auctions, as follows:
Lawyers – Clayton Ruby, Pascale Daigneault, Janet Fuhrer, Christopher Bredt & Jamie Cameron, Eugene Meehan, J. Douglas Grenkie, Erica James, Ed Upenieks, Charles Wright, Hugh Dancause , Steven Rosenhek
Law firms- Miller Thomson LLP, Stevensons LLP, Blaney McMurtry LLP, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, Singer Kwinter.
Businesses and Suppliers –LASIK MD, Food Dudes, Harcourts, Ann Oakley, William Ashley China, Pink Tartan, CCH Canadian Ltd., ESC Corporate Services, Fitness Institute, The Adelaide Club, TitlePLUS/LawPRO, Stitt Feld Handy Group, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Hilton Hotel, Ontario Bar Association, JAMS ADR Services, Soulpepper Theatre Co., Tarragon Theatre, Stratford Festival, Upper Canada Playhouse, Hero Certified Burgers
The Trustees of the OBA Foundation are Steven F. Rosenhek (Chair), Lee Akazaki, Abena Buahene, Greg Goulin, Doug Grenkie and Erica James.
To learn more about the OBA Foundation, please visit www.oba.org/foundation