Congratulations to the Shriver Center on a Successful Gala

Conlon & Dunn’s Kevin Conlon was honored to serve as co-chair for the Shriver Center on Poverty Law’s annual gala, which took place on October 4th.  In her Politico column, Shia Kapos described the great group that came out to support the Shriver Center’s work:

“On Friday, David Axelrod took the stage at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law fundraiser. He was there to honor his friend, John Bouman, who is retiring as president of the organization and was awarded the Sargent Shriver Equal Justice Award. Bouman and Axelrod have been friends for years. They first met while coaching opposing women’s intramural basketball teams at the University of Chicago. Axelrod’s then future wife, Susan Landau, played for Bouman. The gala supports the Shriver Center’s work on economic and racial justice through advocacy and litigation. It most recently filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s public charge rule in partnership with Cook County and Illinois for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Shriver, of course, was part of the Kennedy clan — his wife was the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Their daughter, Maria Shriver, also attended Friday’s event and spoke of Bauman’s work aligning with her father’s values of faith, service and justice. Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” entertained with a Q&A. Also spotted: event co-chairs Kevin Conlon, a political consultant, and Marguerite Griffin, a senior VP at Northern Trust; disability rights activist Tim Shriver; state Attorney General Kwame Raoul; state Rep. Theresa Mah (2nd); state Rep. Anna Moeller (43rd); Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx; Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; Ald. Matt Moore (17th); Kirkland attorney and former Attorney General Lisa Madigan; former state Sen. Daniel Biss; former U.N. Director Ertharin Cousin; and dance legend Joel Hall.”