b'A MESSAGE FROM OUR 00 40 THANNIVERSARY CHAIR1Dear Alumni and Friends,Welcome to Touro Law Centers 40th Anniversary Virtual Gala. It is a pleasure to have you with us as we celebrate 40 years of Touro Law, and honor our outstanding award recipients. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the 40th Anniversary Committee for their hard work in helping to make this year such a great success. I would also like to thank each of you. TOURO LAW CENTERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALAYour generosity helps us to maintain the exceptional quality of our programs and the Law Centers commitment to access, while simultaneously providing the foundation for growth and stability. The student scholarship support you have helped us to provide is invaluable.In August, we embarked on a 40th Anniversary Campaign to raise scholarship funding and provide educational opportunities for students, including those from first generation and underrepresented groups. This campaign allowed Touro Law to create several new scholarship funds including the Womens Empowerment in the Law Scholarship Fund, the LEAP Scholarship Fund, and scholarships for students active in Law Review, Moot Court, Trial Teams, the Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity, and the SBA.Despite the struggles of this unique year, we were able to join together and create memorable opportunities for alumni, students, and new friends, to participate in events throughout the year. We held virtual class and affinity group reunions, bringing hundreds of alumni together. We had four academic symposiums that offered free CLE credits, we held our virtual Goods & Services Auction, and tonights 40th Anniversary Gala gives context to our celebration. Through these programs, we have been able to reach out to alumni to rekindle relationships, not only with the law school, but also with fellow classmates. Tonight is a great celebrationa culmination of 40 years of milestones and accomplishments. We take great pleasure in recognizing tonights honorees who are an integral part of our past and our present. Moreover, we look forward to a strong future. Thank you for joining us in celebration of our incredible journey and anticipation of a successful future!Sincerely,Bruce K. Gould 84Chair, 40th Anniversary Committee'