2023 Champions of Justice

October 26, 2023 @ 6:00PM — 8:30PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

The Westin Jackson: 407 South Congress Street Jackson, MS 39201 Get Directions

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Join us for Champions of Justice, MCJ’s annual awards and fundraising reception. Together, we'll celebrate MCJ’s 20-year stand for justice and equality.

Sponsorship Information: For sponsorship information, select a sponsorship level on this page or contact:

Tosha Taylor, Director of Philanthropy, at ttaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, or call (601) 709-0859.


Beacon of Hope

Dr. R. Edward Bergmark

Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation
Barbara and David Lipman
Ivy and Stephen Snider

Social Media Victims Law Center

Don B. Verrilli, Jr.

Vangela M. and Thandi Wade


Donna Barksdale

Jennifer and Walter H. Boone
Jonathan Lee
Emily Maw and Rob McDuff
Peter J. McLaughlin and Jane Kitchel McLaughlin and Family
Miller Firm PLLC
Michael Cameron Moore Family Foundation
Nissan North America, Inc.
Tatum and Wade PLLC

Champion of Justice
Martha Bergmark and Elliott Andalman

Celia Goodman Leventhal

Mercidees and Victor McTeer

United Way of the Capital Area

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Children's Defense Fund and Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative

Cosmich Simmons & Brown
Marcie Fyke Baria and David Baria
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Kimberly Jones Merchant, PA.
Christina and Reilly Morse
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Beth and Steve Orlansky
Alison Steiner and David Reynolds
University of Mississippi Foundation - Law School

Supporting Partners
Fair Count

J Riley Collins Consulting, LLC and Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable

Mary F. and Sam Miller

Joe N. Tatum

Central Mississippi Health Services Incorporated
Laurie Davis and Joseph Sellers
Ann Myers and Dr. George Schimmel
David Orlansky
Carol and George Penick
Wiley Charles Prewitt Jr.
Sara and Bill Ray
Judge Betty Sanders
Constance Slaughter-Harvey
PLEASE NOTE: The above list includes all COJ sponsors thus far. Due to technical difficulties, please disregard the below list, as it is not all-inclusive.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Beacon of Hope
Barbara and David Lipman
Vangela and Thandi Wade
Michael Cameron Moore Family Foundation
Miller Firm PLLC
Tatum and Wade PLLC
Donna Barksdale
Champion of Justice
Mercidees and Victor McTeer Care Fund
United Way of the Capital Area, Inc
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Center for Heirs Property Preservation
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The University of Mississippi Foundation
Reilly and Christina Morse

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