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1 Equal Justice Works 2013 Annual Dinner Overview October 23, 2013

2 Equal Justice Works 2013 Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Reception: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:15pm – 9:30pm Renaissance Downtown Hotel –999 9 th Street NW Honoring Cam Findlay, GC of ADM

3 Logistics Travel to the dinner via bus –Meeting at 5:00 pm in the lobby Reception at 6:00pm –VIP and General Dinner at 7:15pm –Dinner program –Table seating assignments Last bus will leave 15 minutes after dinner ends

4 Why Is the Dinner so Important? Because of you! –You are our stars and ambassadors What your presence brings: –Awareness to access to justice issues –Investment in our programs –Fundraising over $2.5 million

5 Make the Dinner Work for You! Spending time with your sponsor –New representatives from the firm/corporation Networking with other guests Preparing beforehand with research

6 Dinner Preparation Most firms/companies have online bios Think of good questions to ask –This applies even if you already know your sponsor! –How did this person’s career develop? –Is he/she involved in pro bono or community service? If so, how did he/she start involvement? –What is his/her familiarity with Equal Justice Works? Does the firm/corporation/organization sponsor? Has this person attended the dinner before?

7 Text to Give - Equal Justice Works Fellowship Goals –Create a new fellowship for the class of 2014 –Give individuals at all giving levels the opportunity to participate in sponsoring a fellow How does it work? –Anyone can text in amounts, from $15- $5,000 What can you do to help? –Be an ambassador for Equal Justice Works –Encourage others or pretend to text

8 Remember: Tonight you are ambassadors for Equal Justice Works. But don’t forget: you are also ambassadors for yourself, your fellowship project and your host organization. Lastly – HAVE FUN!!!

9 Sterling Morriss

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