UNITY GALA AND AWARDS CEREMONY

This Year’s Unity Gala

2021 Unity Award Gala & 19th Swearing-In of Bar Presidents Ceremony
Presented by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP

Date: December 2nd, 2021
Location:  Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

5 p.m. Cocktail and Networking Reception
6 p.m. Dinner & Program

Unity Award

TBA

Hon. Laura Liu Access to Justice Award

TBA

Advocates for Diversity

TBA

Individual Tickets: $150
Bronze Sponsorship: $1,500

To purchase tickets or sponsorships online, click here.
For more information, including advertisement opportunities and sponsorships please read our 2021 Unity Dinner Brochure.

Sponsor Opportunities

SPONSOR BENEFITS Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
  $15,000.00 $10,000.00 $5,000.00 $3,000.00 $1500.00
Prominent display of the Sponsor’s logo or name on the event’s advertisements
Logo on the event website linked to company website
Logo on all digital promotional materials
Logo on the welcome boards
Advertisement in the program Full page 1/2 Page 1/4 Page
Reserved seats and preferential seating* 10 10 10 10 10
Drink Tickets 25 15 10 5
Logo on the DSF website indicating the sponsor is a past supporter

***All sponsors will be named and recognized at all future DSF events for the bar year.

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Promoting Diversity in the Legal Community

One of the premier fundraising events of the Foundation is the annual Unity Award Dinner, which is now in its eighteenth year. The event was initially hosted in partnership with The John Marshall Law School. The gala includes an awards presentation that recognizes the tireless efforts of individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal community and the community at large, including embracing diversity and the ideals diversity represents.
The highlight of the evening, however, is the awarding of a variety of scholarships to diverse and deserving law students from across our state. In 2019, the Foundation awarded 14 individual scholarships.

In addition, over 50 bar associations were represented in the annual Oath of Diversity and Swearing-In of Bar Presidents by circuit court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans.