Advocate of the Year

Ms. Sarah Leverette

You are invited to JOIN US to honor Ms. Sarah Leverette with the
2017 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce that our 2017 Advocate of the Year reception will take place on September 26th at 300 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201 and will begin at 5:30PM.

We hope you will make plans to join us as we honor groundbreaking South Carolina attorney, Ms. Sarah Leverette, as the recipient of our 2017 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice.

Ms. Leverette has always been at the forefront of equal rights for women in the law and in the community. As one of the first female graduates of the USC School of Law, one of the first female lawyers in South Carolina and the first female faculty member of USC School of Law, the impact of her willingness to defy the expectations of the once closed-door, all-male South Carolina legal community continues to this day in the career of every female attorney in the state.

We hope you will plan to join us for this great opportunity to honor Ms. Leverette for her lifetime of accomplishments and commitment to justice for all.

Past honorees: Ken Suggs (‘06), George Cauthen (’07), I.S. Leevy Johnson (‘08), Vicky Eslinger (‘09), Congressman John Spratt (‘10), Congressman James Clyburn (‘11), US Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley (‘12), Former U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner and SC Secretary of Education Inez Moore Tenenbaum (’13), Terry Richardson (’14), Coach Dawn Staley (’15), Stuart Andrews ('16).

Photo by Jeff Amberg, courtesy of the SC Progressive Network.

2017 AOY Host Committee

Stuart Andrews
Keller H. Barron
The Honorable Beth Bernstein
Bill Boyd
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Casey
Jim Byrum & Liz Crum
Carole Cato
George & Mary Denis Cauthen
Darra Cothran
JoAnne Day
Laura Hart
Herb Hartsook
John & Patricia Kassel
The Honorable I. S. Leevy Johnson
The Honorable Joel Lourie
The Honorable Travis Medlock
Ed Mullins
Catherine Perry
Terry Richardson
Linda Salane
The Honorable Alex Sanders
Tara Shurling
Liz Zeck

2017 AOY Sponsors

John & Patricia Kassel

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Richard Harpootlian, PA

Sue Berkowitz & Harry Palmer
Blue Crue
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado
JoAnne Day
The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina
McGowan, Hood & Felder
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
SC Legal Services
Linda Salane
Pete Strom
Robin & Janie White

1000 Feathers
Stuart & Arlene Andrews
Rudy & Jeanette Barnes
Keller H. Barron
Bernstein and Bernstein
Carole Cato
Cathy Cauthen
George & Mary Denis Cauthen
Palmer & Jane Freeman
Walter & Carole Gunter
Deborah Hotchkiss
Joye Law Firm
Ken & Gail Kinard
Phil & Betsy Lacy
Councilman Jim Manning
Sowell Gray Robinson
Eve & Dan Stacey
Liz Zeck & Mark Berg