The April 4 fundraiser was a veritable Who’s Who of Chicago immigration legal services. Those in attendance showed up to recognize our honorees Craig Mousin and Susan Schreiber as well as to celebrate our work in Central and Southern Illinois. Attendees included:
- Ed Silverman, Director of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Refugee and Immigrant Services division (and the direct supervisor of both the Refugee and Immigrant Citizenship Initiative and the New Americans Initiative);
- Ruth Ann Schmidt, Executive Director of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois;
- Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director of the National Immigrant Justice Center; and
- Fred Tsao from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
In addition, several prominent Chicago immigration attorneys attended the event as well as other representatives from the non-profit funding sector, such as Tara Magner from the MacArthur Foundation.