Thursday, 12. September 2019, Italian Community Center, The 29th Annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner

from 12. September 2019 - 17:00 till 21:00

Italian Community Center

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Join the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) on Thursday, September 12th for the 29th Annual VelanDale Scholarship Dinner at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.  We are excited to announce this year's guest and keynote speaker, Wendy Webb Williams, Chief Legal Officer of Sara Lee Frozen Bakery. Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery is a leading maker of frozen bakery and dessert products headquartered in ​a suburb of Chicago​.​ The company’s product lines include Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery, Van’s, Chef Pierre and Bistro Collection. 
This dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the achievements of the late Vel and Dale Phillips, as well as the next generation of Wisconsin lawyers. We hope that you will join us for an evening of celebration, scholarship, and excellence with friends and colleagues throughout Wisconsin.
5:00pm - 6:00pm Cocktail Hour
Musical Entertainment by Keep'n It Clean (KIC) Band
6:00 pm - 8:00pm Scholarship Dinner Program



VelanDale Scholarship Awards
WAAL is proud to honor the career and legacy of the late Vel and Dale Phillips for the last twenty-eight years. In 1990, WAAL established a scholarship in the name of the late W. Dale Phillips to provide scholarships to African-American law students at Wisconsin’s two law schools--Marquette and the University of Wisconsin. In 2004, WAAL proudly renamed the scholarship the VelanDale Scholarship Award to include and honor Vel Phillips' outstanding accomplishments. Vel Phillips passed away in 2018 and Dale in 1988, but their community work and legacy will forever live on. WAAL will award two law students - one from Marquette University Law School, and one from the University of Wisconsin Law School, with this honor.

Honorable Maxine A. White Book Scholarship Award
In 2013, WAAL created the Honorable Maxine A. White Book Scholarship Award. The scholarship, named after Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White of the First Judicial District, honors Judge White's continuous service to WAAL's mission and her pursuit of personal and professional excellence. The scholarship will be awarded to one law student from Marquette University Law School or the University of Wisconsin Law School.
 
Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr. Scholarship Award

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In commemoration of Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr.'s retirement after nearly 40 years of distinguished service on the federal bench, WAAL established a scholarship in his name in 2017. The Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr. Scholarship Award honors the achievements and contributions of Judge Clevert as the first African-American federal judge in Wisconsin.  The scholarship will be awarded to one law student from Marquette University Law School or the University of Wisconsin Law School.


FAQs
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available in the Italian Community Center parking lot.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact waalawyers@gmail.com
 

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