Walsh to Support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund New Jersey Awards of Excellence
NEWARK, NJ, February 26, 2020 – Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP announced that partner Liza M. Walsh will serve as co-chair for the upcoming Thurgood Marshall College Fund 20th Annual New Jersey Awards of Excellence. Additionally, the firm will support the fundraising event through sponsorship. The vicennial anniversary event will take place on March 26 in Belleville, New Jersey.
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund supports students through scholarships, capacity building, research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships. They are a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space as well as a source for employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs. To date, the organization has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to its students and member-schools.
“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the nation’s largest organization representing the Black College Community,” said Liza M. Walsh. “We support their efforts to educate tomorrow’s leaders and I am proud to serve as co-chair for this event. We are committed to working with organizations like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and to continue building one of New Jersey’s most diverse and inclusive firms with talented individuals.”
This year’s event will feature a Past Honoree Reunion, in which previous award recipients will be recognized for exemplifying Justice Thurgood Marshall’s commitment to justice, civil rights, and education. The Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will present a keynote address.