In Pursuit of Justice • 50th Anniversary Celebration • 1969–2019

In 1969, the Public Interest Law Center was founded as a Philadelphia affiliate of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law. In the 50 years since, we have fought for, and won, lasting changes that help communities stand up for their rights in the face of discrimination and poverty.

This year, in 2019, we will celebrate this history, and highlight how it informs our work today. Join us at Cherry Street Pier to celebrate five decades in pursuit of justice.

Save the Date

  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Cherry Street Pier
  • Cocktail Reception—Auction—Program—Festivities

Purchase Tickets

Event Host Committee

  • Matthew Glazer, Co-Chair
  • Leigh Ann Buziak, Co-Chair
  • David Caputo
  • Jennifer Garfield
  • John McKeever
  • Michael McKeever
  • Franca Palumbo
  • Donald Perelman
  • Mary Platt
  • Hyung Steele
  • Dana Trexler
  • Karen Vaughn


Cherry Street Pier is an accessible location. If you have physical accessibility needs or require an ASL interpreter please contact Michael Berton at or 267-546-1303.


Interested in becoming a sponsor of our 50th Anniversary Celebration? Download a sponsorship packet from the link below for more information and be sure to check out our current list of 50th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors.

The deadline to become a sponsor is September 24!

Download Sponsorship Packet

Download our Save the Date Announcement (PDF)

For tickets, sponsorships and more information, contact: Michael Berton at or 267-546-1303.