June 28, 2001
Nominations Sought for 2001 Apothaker AwardThe Philadelphia Bar Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2001 Louis D. Apothaker Award, presented annually to a nonlawyer or group of nonlawyers that has made a significant contribution to the pursuit of equal justice. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Aug. 15.
The award honors the late Louis D. Apothaker, a past president of the Bar Foundation. The award can acknowledge a specific contribution or an individual's lifetime of work. The Bar Foundation is particularly interested in local candidates whose activities have benefited Philadelphia communities. Nominees with regional, national or international service will also be considered.
The recipient of the award will receive $5,000 and a commemorative crystal at a reception preceeding the annual Andrew Hamilton Ball on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Loew's Philadelphia Hotel.
Former award winners include St. Francis DeSales School, the Frankford Human Relations Commission, ABRAXAS, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, Parkway South, Dr. Carter Zeleznik, the Medication Program at Good Shepherd Neighborhood House, the House of Umoja, the Joseph J. Peters Institute, Hospitality House, Women Organized Against Rape, Operation Understanding, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and Gloria M. Guard.
A letter explaining the reasons for the award nomination should be submitted to: Philadelphia Bar Foundation Apothaker Award Committee, c/o Foundation Director Heather Bendit, 1101 Market St., 11th floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107-2911. Nominations can also be e-mailed to Heather Bendit.
For more information about the award, visit the Bar Association's Web site or call the Bar Foundation at (215) 238-6334.