Join the Diversity Scholarship Foundation at its Annual Unity Gala held virtually this year via Remo. The event will kick-off with a networking reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with surprise entertainment followed by the Annual Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony, Scholarship Awards Presentation, and Presentation of the Unity & Advocate for Diversity Awards.

Since 2006, the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP has provided scholarships and opportunities to law students of diverse backgrounds. The annual Unity Gala serves as the main fundraiser for these scholarships. Each year, our legal community has joined together to raise enough funds to provide an increasing number of scholarships. The scholarships we offer run the gamut of those students interested in public service upon graduation to those who are leaders and achievers in the legal community. Our scholarships are open to all who are dedicated to having our legal community represent the community at large.
 
A main component of the Unity Gala is the ceremonial swearing-in of bar presidents. Bar presidents from organizations across the Seventh Circuit are provided with the opportunity to participate in reciting the “Oath of Unity” in which they pledge to promote diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. This year, the Hon. Timothy Evans, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County will be swearing in the bar presidents.
 
Tickets, sponsorship packages, and advertisement opportunities are available at https://diversitychicago.org/unity-dinner/.  Please contact dsfchicago@gmail.com with any inquiries about sponsorships, tickets, or how you can promote diversity in the law through the Foundation’s programs.
 
The Diversity Scholarship Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible, in full or in part, according to the laws of the Internal Revenue Service.