$725K raised for pro bono legal services for low income

The 67th Harvest Celebration raised $725,250 in underwriting to support pro bono legal services for low-income Houstonians. The largest annual fundraising event of the Houston legal community is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association (HBA), Houston Bar Foundation (HBF) and Houston Bar Association Auxiliary (HBAA).

Nearly 900 HBA members and guests filled River Oaks Country Club on November 14th. Greeting guests were HBA president, Neil Kelly of Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, and his wife, attorney Dana Levy Kelly; HBF chair, Denise Scofield of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and her husband, John Scofield of Sico, White, Hoelscher, Harris & Braugh L.L.P.; and HBAA president, Lisa Ganucheau, and her husband, Tom Ganucheau of Beck Redden LLP.

The Harvest Celebration supports the Houston Volunteer Lawyers,  a project of the HBA that provides pro bono legal services for veterans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and other low-income Houstonians with family law, consumer law, probate and other legal problems.

Although the Harvest Celebration has been the social event of the year for the legal community since 1949, it was designated a fundraiser 17 years ago and has raised more than $6.75 million for pro bono legal services in Harris County.