Livingston, NJ — The annual New Jersey United Negro College Fund-New Jersey (UNCF-NJ) Masked Ball took place on July 22 at Cedar Hills Country Club in Livingston. Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins attorneys showed their commitment to education and empowerment of college bound students in need by actively supporting this event. The Gala celebrated the mission and legacy of serving historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and students of color through the UNCF.
The event highlighted the efforts of UNCF’s mission to build a pipeline of underrepresented college graduates. Co-chaired by Lissa Jean Ferrell, Attorney and Chief Diversity Equity Inclusion & Cultural Officer, and Eric G. Kahn, the Managing Shareholder at Javerbaum Wurgaft, the evening resonated with celebration and appreciation for UNCF’s initiatives.
“It is an honor to co-chair this event, where we celebrate the achievements of students and come together as a community to make a positive impact on education,” expressed Mr. Kahn, reflecting the firm’s dedication to empowering educational opportunities.
Inspiring Speeches and Acknowledgements:
Elisha H. Talley, a Morehouse College graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, delivered a speech, emphasizing the power of education. The ball also recognized the contributions of Dante Hall, former Kansa City Chief NFL wide receiver, who received the “Pillar of the Community” award for his achievements.
Partners in Community Engagement:
The event was attended by several partners of Javerbaum Wurgaft, including Stanley King, Francisco Rodriguez, Gregg Wisosky and Heidi R. Weintraub, who joined to support the firm’s commitment to empowering dreams and making a lasting impact in the community.
Ms. Ferrell, shared her thoughts on the significance of the UNCF Masked Ball: “The UNCF Masked Ball exemplifies our Firm’s values of community engagement and philanthropy. It’s an honor to be part of an event that celebrates education and encourages positive change in the lives of students.”
Driving Success Beyond the Courtroom:
“To achieve genuine success, our firm believes its lawyers must constantly exercise leadership beyond the confines of the office or the courtroom,” stated Ms. Ferrell, who also serves as Chair of the UNCF NJ Leadership Council, emphasizing Javerbaum Wurgaft’s commitment to serving others. In addition to their strong commitment to successfully representing clients, the firm has partnered with many non-profit and service-oriented groups in the area, further exemplifying their sense of responsibility towards the community.
Javerbaum Wurgaft’s continuing support reflects their dedication to empowering dreams and reinforcing a strong connection with the communities they represent. The firm’s sponsorship, attendance, and active assistance in highlighting community organizational activities further underscore their commitment to building a brighter future.
Empowering Through Volunteerism:
Additionally, Javerbaum Wurgaft’s hardworking attorneys and staff volunteer their time and energy to serve on various boards for community organizations like Partners for Women and Justice, Girls on the Run, Community Access Unlimited, and many others. This commitment further solidifies their dedication to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities they serve.