The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), the charitable arm of the
Boston Bar Association, has announced that it will present its 2010 Public
Service Award to Citizens Bank, recognizing the company's outstanding commitment
to the local community. BBF President Wm. Shaw McDermott will present the Award
at the BBF's annual John and Abigail Adams Benefit on the evening of January 30,
2010 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Jane Willis of Ropes & Gray
LLP and Peter Zupcofska of Burns & Levinson LLP are co-chairing this year's
"Citizens Bank is honored to accept this award from the Boston
Bar Foundation, an organization highly regarded for its commitment to providing
legal services for the underserved" said Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman,
Commercial Banking, Citizens Bank. "We applaud the work of the BBF and
share its belief that every person, regardless of economic means, should have
fair representation in our legal system."
This event, a longstanding tradition for movers and shakers in
the legal and corporate community, will have a new look and feel this
year. The MFA is a new venue, and the night will feature an active format
designed to maximize opportunities for mixing, mingling and enjoying great art.
As the BBF's largest fundraiser, this year's John and Abigail Adams
Benefit is expected to draw more than 700 attendees.
The BBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Proceeds of
the Adams Benefit fund the BBF's charitable mission – supporting legal services
to the poor and the bar's public interest efforts in and around the City of
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