Today marks the official start of the online portion of the 24th Annual UB Public Interest Gala & Auction.
Beginning at 12 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 16, you can visit biddingforgood.com/ubspi and bid on the items listed online. The online portion of the auction will close on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 p.m. EST.
You can also preview items that will be offered in the silent and live auctions at the annual event, set for Friday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201).
The annual auction by the University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI) raises money for stipends to help UB law students working for public-interest organizations over the summer.
Every donation to UBSPI supports not just our students but also the important work they do to advance social justice in the Baltimore region.
Please join the University of Baltimore community in supporting this worthy endeavor by making a cash donation, by participating in the online auction or by attending the silent and live auction on Friday, Feb. 23.
In the days leading up to the 24th Annual UB Public Interest Gala & Auction, we will share testimonials from students who have benefited from the generosity of previous UBSPI donors. Last summer, 2L Sarah Simmons worked for HopeWorks of Howard County:
During my internship with the legal department of HopeWorks of Howard County, a nonprofit that offers comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, I was exposed to a variety of issues and fields related to domestic violence, including protection order litigation, family law, criminal law and housing. The supervising attorneys at HopeWorks helped me feel a sense of ownership of the cases I worked on. My responsibilities included handling client intake, attending court hearings, doing outreach at court, writing motions and memos, providing referrals and performing legal research, discovery, trial preparation, witness interviews and victim-safety planning.
The annual UBSPI event — which will feature a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle — will also include food and drink. Attire is cocktail-formal.
Student tickets are $20. General admission tickets are $40. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Contact Michelle Junot (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.