blue and orange logo reading Riverfront Celebration 2021 Better TogetherThank you so much for attending and watching the 2021 Riverfront Celebration!

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See you next year on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022!


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Keynote Speaker

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Jerry W. Blackwell
Founding Partner, CEO and President
Blackwell Burke P.A.


Award Winners

John D. Levine Distinguished Service Award

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Volunteer of the Year Award

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Dennis Ryan
Retired, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Roxanne Thorelli
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

Event Underwriters ($10,000+)

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Guardians of Justice ($7,500-$9,999)

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Justice Champions ($5,000-$7,499)

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Justice Partners ($3,000-$4,999)

Fox Rothschild Logologo for Nilan Johnson Lewis law firmLarkin Hoffman law firm logologo for Blackwell Burke PA law firm
Pauly, DeVries Smith & Deffnercargill logoCarlson Caspers LogoMerchant & Gould law firm logo
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Friends of VLN ($1,500-$2,999)

Best & Flanagan LLPKaren Canon & Tom Haigh Family Charitable FundAnthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.Gapen, Larson & Johnson LLCHellmuth & Johnson Foundation
DeWitt LLPPentair plcLockridge Grindal Nauen PLLPHenson & Efron, P.A.DeWalt, Chawla + Saksena, LLC
Greene Espel PLLPBowman and Brooke LLPCiresi Conlin LLPMeagher + Geer, P.L.L.P.Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Riverfront Donors ($500-$1,499)

Nichols Kaster PLLPPatterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A.Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, PA3M