Trial Attorney Willie E. Gary Honored with the Corporate Legal Award at Greenhope Services for Women, Inc. 40th Anniversary and Graduation Gala

Greenhope Applauds Gary for his Legal and Philanthropic Contributions

(New York, NY)  – Trial attorney Willie E. Gary was recently honored by Greenhope Services for Women, Inc. during its 40th Anniversary and Graduation Gala.  This highly anticipated event was held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City and attracted hundreds of community leaders, elected officials and supporters of Greenhope.

During the program, Gary was recognized for his legal accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.  On behalf of Grennhope and the Board of Directors, Gary was presented with the Greenhope Corporate and Legal Award.  Other honorees included Stephanie Burns of Turner Construction Company; Wendy Oxenhorn of the Jazz Foundation of America; and Cheryl Wilkins of Columbia University’s Center for Justice.

During his remarks, Gary encouraged audience members to accept the task of supporting Greenhope Services for Women, Inc. by not only making a financial contribution, but by also lending their time and talents. “It is imperative that we reach back and help these women by providing them with resources and opportunities that will assist them during their integration back into society,” commented Gary.  “It is an honor to stand before you today as we shed light on this worthy cause and attempt to provide life-changing services to women who deserve a second chance,” continued Gary.

Greenhope endeavors to provide quality services to minority women who are working to reclaim their lives and reunite with their families after being incarcerated.  Located in East Harlem, Greenhope’s commitment to providing quality services to predominantly poor African American and Latina ex-offenders has made it a leader in working with women to address the problems that lead to a life of drugs and crime.  To date, Greenhope has helped over 4000 women.

Gary is well-known for his philanthropic endeavors. In 1994, he and his wife, Dr. Gloria Gary, founded the Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have pledged millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including $10 million to their alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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From left to right: Media Personality Déjà Vu, Wendy Oxenhorn; Mr. Gary; Melba Moore; Cheryl Wilkins; Stephanie Burns; Contessa Brewer
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From left to right: Mr. Gary and President of Greenhope, Alethea Simon