2017 “Commitment to Justice” Honoree
Reverend McKinley Washington, Jr.
WHAT: “Commitment to Justice” Reception
WHEN: Thursday, March 9th, 2017
WHERE: Francis Marion Hotel (387 King Street)
[Full bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a stellar program]
Reverend Washington grew up the son of a sharecropper in Sumter County to become the beloved pastor of the Edisto Presbyterian Church for 50 years, and helped lead the struggle for Civil Rights in his community and across the state.
He helped start the Sea Island Comprehensive health Care Corporation and the first Edisto branch of the NAACP in 1967. He also served for 16 years in the SC Legislature and 10 years in the SC Senate, when “hot seat” really meant something. There is so much more, but you must come to the “Commitment to Justice” reception to hear it! Contact Tish Lynn to become a Sponsor or reserve your individual tickets at: (843) 745-7055/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master of Ceremonies: I.S. Leevy Johnson
Speakers: Senator John W. Matthews, Jr. and Judge Bernard Fielding
Award Presenter: Linda Gadson
Bart Daniels, Esq. ~ Judge Bernard Fielding ~ Hon. Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr.
Councilman Curtis Inabinett, Jr. ~ Sen. Marlon E. Kimpson ~ Bernett “Bernie” Mazyck ~ Shirley Mills-Bannister
Hon. Richard W. Riley ~ Ambassador Bob Royall ~ Tumiko Rucker
PLEDGE YOUR SPONSORSHIP BY JANUARY 20TH FOR YOUR NAME TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FORMAL INVITATION!
PRESENTING SPONSOR – $5,000
Bonnie Management Company, Inc.
Charleston County Bar Association
Robin C. Duke Foundation
EVENT SPONSOR – $2,500
Charles and Celeste Patrick
Rhodes Forests, LLC
Young Clement Rivers, LLP
SPONSORS – $1,000
Ursula Alexander ~ Berkeley County Bar Association ~ Anne Francis Bleecker
Bloodgood & Sanders, LLC ~ Richard E. Fields Charitable and Educational Fund of CCF
Francis Marion Hotel ~ Friends of Jim Clyburn ~ Law Offices of F. Renee Gaters, LLC
Randy and Kaye Koonce ~ Lucey Law Firm ~ Harriet P. McDougal
Neland Development Company, Inc. ~ Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Ambassador Bob Royall ~ Alex and Zoe Sanders ~ Savage Law Firm ~ SC Legal Services
Johnson C. Smith University ~ South State Bank ~ The Bank of South Carolina
- Frazier Construction, Inc. ~ Charlie Way and The Beach Company
Walker Gressette Freeman Linton, LLC ~ Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
SUPPORTERS – $500
Tim and Pearl Ascue for: Ascue’s Collision Repair Center
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms, LLC ~ Dr. Howard L. and Mrs. Marilyn Brilliant
Charleston School of Law ~ Craft-Essig Associates, LLC ~ College of Charleston Foundation Eduardo and Tamara Curry ~ E. Bart Daniel, Esq. ~ Dr. Barbara Dilligard ~ Duffy & Young, LLC
Fielding Home for Funerals – In Memory of Sen. Herbert F. Fielding ~ Diane and Rick Jerue
Linda Ketner ~ Lewis Babcock, LLP ~ Tish Lynn ~ Gregory D. Padgett, Esq.
Hon. Richard W. Riley ~ Rosen Hagood ~ Larry and Judy Tarleton
The Charleston (SC) Chapter of the Links Incorporated
SUPPORTERS – $250
Sidney Boone, Jr. ~ Broadaxe Branch Partners – Yvonne C Knight & Eleanor C. Brown
Joseph and Blanche Hamilton ~ Ralph and Elizabeth McCullough
Hon. Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ~ Ethel and E.O. “Rod” Rutledge ~ SC Community Loan Fund
William and Mary Wrighten