It’s the start of a new year and we entered this year with hope for better but an understanding that 2020’s residue would hover over the new horizon. Man…. were we right! Between the lingering effects of the pandemic and the continued social unrest surrounding the elections, 2021 proved to have a rocky start. With that framework, as the leader of TMBA, my goal is to be intentional about the content and message to our membership. As a result, we wanted to take our time and get started on programming for the year. Our 4th Annual Awards & Installation Gala was a fundraiser this year and was held virtually on February 28th. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year and our supporters showed up for us in a big way. We have been able to raise over $30,000 for the newly formed Thurgood Marshall Bar Association Foundation. We are continuing in our mission to serve the black law students through scholarships and our new summer internship program. Thank you again to all of our sponsors who made the event possible. If you missed the installation, you can watch highlights and the whole virtual program on our website.