Public interest auctions bring in record proceeds

April 13, 2010

Strumming, singing, shopping and dancing for the Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) paid off this year to the tune of $19,022.47, a new record since the organization began having three auctions.

"This was a fantastic year for PILF and the Cherie M. Millage Fellowships because of the generous amount of support by the Law School community,” said Kate MacKenzie, president of PILF. “Once again, we appreciate everyone who made this year's auctions such successes by volunteering their time, bidding on items, and attending the live auctions.”

Auctioned off in Carlisle, University Park, and online were group outings with professors, items and services donated by local businesses, and even faculty musical performances. The Cherie M. Millage Fellowship Fund awards grants to first- and second-year law students working at a non-profit organization or government agency over the summer who otherwise would not be compensated because of budget constraints.

"The Cherie M. Millage Fellowship provides not only a lifeline to students who want to obtain public interest expertise but also to the nonprofit organizations that would otherwise not be able to hire summer help," said Kate Cramer Lawrence, who directs public interest programming at the Law School. "This program is key to connecting law students with satisfying, challenging work and professional networking opportunities."

2010 Fellows Named

PILF Fellowship Chair Susham M. Modi announced the summer 2010 Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellows: 

  • Christine Barkowski, MidPenn Legal Services, Harrisburg, PA
  • Sara Bussiere, Delaware Office of the Public Defender, Wilmington, DE
  • Luisa Enriquez, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Florence, AZ
  • Tamara Good, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, York, PA
  • Heather Hoesch, American Civil Liberties Union, PA
  • Stacie Hunhoff, Hogar Immigrant Services, Falls Church, VA
  • Ian King, San Francisco Public Defender's Office, San Francisco, CA
  • Jena Piazza, Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lindsey Price, MidPenn Legal Services, Chambersburg, PA
  • Rachel Rivers, East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Victoria Yasoslavkaya, MidPenn Legal Services, Carlisle, PA

Tax-deductible donations to the Cherie M. Millage Fellowship Fund may be made online by visiting (select Dickinson School of Law, PILF).


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Last Updated July 22, 2015