ABOUT THE DINNER
In 2005, the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation began hosting the Law & Liberty Dinner. Since then, proceeds from this annual signature event have helped the Bar Foundation provide local legal-related charities with more than $725,000 in support and grants.
Past beneficiaries include: Bay Area Legal Services L. David Shear Children’s Law Center and the Judge Don Castor Community Law Center, Voices for Children Guardian ad Litem Program, The Spring of Tampa Bay’s After-Hours Personal Protection Injunction Program, Mary Lee's House, Gift of Adoption - Florida Chapter, and Connected by 25.
The Law & Liberty Dinner has featured prominent guest speakers, including: Tim Russert, James Carville, Mary Matalin, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, Bob Woodward, Doris Kearns Goodwin, George Will, coach Mike Krzyzewski, Ben Stein, Terry Bradshaw, and award-winning photographer Platon.
The 2018 Law & Liberty Dinner will take place on Thursday, May 17 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. The featured speaker will be Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.), who most recently served as the ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, leading 69,000 men and women with an annual budget of over $10 billion. Make plans today to attend this outstanding annual event benefiting local legal-related charities. Sponsorship packages are also now available.
For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Darlene Kelly at (813) 221-7774 or Kelly@hillsbarfoundation.com.