Save the Date

36th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner

Thursday, May 16, 2024
New York City
The Glasshouse

The National Equal Justice Awards Dinner (NEJAD), LDF’s signature annual fundraising event, is gathering of 700 leaders in law, business, and philanthropy to recognize and honor those who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of racial justice and equality. This year’s NEJAD will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at The Glasshouse in New York City.

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NEJAD 2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors


Thurgood Marshall Circle

Brent & Katie Gledhill

Justice Circle

Kathy and Dick Fuld
Katie Mcgrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
Brent and Katie Gledhill
Angela Vallot and James Basker

Leader Circle

Sidley Austin LLP

Benefactor Circle

Kathryn and Ken Chenault
The Gilford Family
Anne Small
Mrs. Robyn Coles and
Dr. N. Anthony Coles
Anne L. and David E. Kendall
Colleen Foster
Nina and Ted Wells

Patron Circle

Billye Aaron
Nancy and Chad Dickerson
Beth Lief and Michael Simonson
Norton Rose Fulbright
Karen and Timothy Proctor
Tawana Tibbs and Bruce Gordon

Simon Thacher and Bartlett


Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel

Major League Baseball

Symetra Life Insurance

Ropes and Gray LLP

NEJAD 2023

The Future is Ours

The 35th NEJAD was held on May 3, 2023, at the Glasshouse in New York City. Honorees included pioneering Civil Rights Movement attorney Fred Gray; Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners Robert F. Smith; Nike, Jordan Brand, and Converse and Emerson Collective. The evening was hosted by ABC7 News Anchor Sade Baderinwa and featured performances by Brooklyn United Evolution Drumline, Alita Moses, and Ledisi. Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, NBA star Carmelo Anthony, education pioneer Geoffrey Canada, and Earle, Arkansas Mayor Jaylen Smith presented the awards.

NEJAD 2022

Truth is Power

The 34th NEJAD was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 10, 2022. Honorees included legendary musician and activist Stevie Wonder, journalist, professor, and author of The 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF’s former President and Director-Counsel. The evening also featured a special video message from former First Lady Michelle Obama, remarks by screen legend Rita Moreno, and performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem, Hailey Kilgore, and Stevie Wonder and John Legend