About the Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala

THE LOUIS L. REDDING
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Benefit & Awards Gala

DATE:
Friday, November 14, 2014
Cocktail Hour/Reception: 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Three-Course Dinner: 7 p.m.

PLACE:
The Hotel du Pont’s Gold Ballroom
11th and Market Streets
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

ATTIRE:
Black-Tie Optional

HONOREES:

LOUIS L. REDDING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORARIUM
In honor and recognition of an individual who has made a
lifelong commitment to eradicating racism and every
semblance thereof in academia and in the legal profession.
This person has triumphed in making the business
case for diversity.

2014 AWARD RECIPIENT:

Mr. Joseph K. West
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Minority Corporate Counsel Association  

JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL AWARD
In honor and recognition of members of the bench and bar who have been dynamic and progressive leaders and have tirelessly sought to improve and facilitate the administration of justice for all.  These individuals will be recognized for their exemplary leadership, commitment, and contributions to the community and legal profession.

2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS: 

The Late James H. Gilliam, Jr.
First African-American Cabinet Secretary
of the State of Delaware,
corporate attorney and philanthropist

Mr. Michael S. Purzycki, Esquire
Executive Director of the Riverfront Development
Corporation of Delaware

The Honorable Charles H. Toliver, IV (Ret.)
Retired Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware
 

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD
In honor and recognition of a civic-minded leader who has made it imperative for men and women of all races, ethnic backgrounds and cultures to share in the experience of a first-class education and has supported and implemented  programs and policies which promote liberty and justice for all.

2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Dr. Joseph E. Johnson
First African-American School Superintendent in the
State of Delaware

Mr. Charles S. McDowell, Esquire
Chairman of the Board of East Side Charter School
of Wilmington, Delaware

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE LOUIS L. REDDING
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:
 

Mr. Stacey J. Mobley, Esquire
2012

Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden
2013

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE
JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL AWARD:
 

The Honorable Joshua W. Martin, III
2012

The Honorable Virginia A. Seitz
2012

The Honorable Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet
2012

Mr. Hinton J. Lucas, Jr., Esquire
2013

Ms. Paulette Sullivan Moore, Esquire
2013

The Honorable Alex J. Smalls
2013

The Late Honorable Leonard L. Williams
2013

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD:
 

Dean Linda L. Ammons
2012

Ms. Veta T. Richardson, Esquire
2013