17th Annual Awards Luncheon

Each spring, over 600 leaders from the Los Angeles legal, business, and civic communities gather for a luncheon that supports Inner City Law Center’s work advocating on behalf of the homeless, our nation’s veterans, and families in need in Southern California.

The awards luncheon is Inner City Law Center’s largest fundraising event of the year. This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., at the Omni Los Angeles hotel. Last year, the gala raised over $900,000 to support our work. Please join us to ensure that Inner City Law Center has the resources needed to fight for justice for the poorest and most vulnerable in our community. To sponsor the luncheon, please click here to download the sponsorship form.

We are delighted to honor:

  • Marian Wright Edelman and Peter B. Edelman with the 2017 Katharine Krause Award in recognition of their lifelong efforts to protect and defend the rights of most vulnerable members of our society. For over 40 years, Marian and Peter have championed the rights of children, women and families; strengthened the fabric of our civic life by celebrating the highest values of humankind, including respect, understanding and compassion for all; and extolled the virtues of education creating opportunities for individuals to realize their fullest potential. More information about these two remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to justice for all can be found here.

Past Award Recipients

Humanitarian Award–ICLC’s prestigious Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual or entity who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the underprivileged men, women, and children of Los Angeles.

Katharine Krause Award–Katharine Krause, a charismatic and well-respected attorney, was an early leader of the public interest law community and an ICLC Board member. The Katharine Krause Award is presented to an individual or entity that has made notable contributions to our client communities.

2016 Girardi | Keese and Thomas V. Girardi and DecisionQuest and Michael Cobo
2015 Edward P. Roski, Jr. and Dan Grunfeld and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2014 Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer and Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC and Board member Andrew Esbenshade
2013 The Honorable Hilda L. Solis and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Margaret Levy
2012 Dr. Judith Broder of The Soldiers Project and Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP
2011 Justice Carlos R. Moreno and O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Paul Salvaty
2010 Antonia Hernández and California Community Foundation and Southern California Edison
2009 Judge Dorothy Nelson and Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti
2008 Judge Harry Pregerson and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
2007 Nancy Mintie and The Very Reverend Ernesto Medina
2006 Chief Justice Ronald M. George and Steve Lopez
2005 Bruce Iwasaki and Michael Alvidrez and Skid Row Housing Trust
2004 Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. and Dorothy Wolpert and Bird, Marella, Boxer & Wolpert
2003 Stephen R. English and James D.C. Barrall and Latham & Watkins
2002 Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa and Professor Gary Blasi
2001 Henry Cisneros and Howrey LLP and Thomas Nolan
2000 White & Case LLP and Daniel James Woods
1999 Rev. Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. and Donald Mullane
1998 Stephen English
1997 Gerald Secundy
1996 Robert Carlson