McGeorge School of Law

Gala Honors Alumni, Law School Partners

November 6, 2007

More than 525 people gathered to recognize leadership among alumni, the community, and the legal profession at the McGeorge Gala on November 3 in the Sacramento Convention Center.

The Saturday night event featured actor-comedian Ben Stein and a cabaret group of singing waiters. The event honored six individuals and two law firms whose combined efforts helped to raise more than $2 million for law school activities. U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England, a graduate of the University of the Pacific and McGeorge, was the evening’s emcee.

The honorees included: Hayne Moyer, ’75, lifetime leadership; Dona Buckingham, estate gift leadership; Downey Brand LLP, University partner; Dreyer, Babich, Buccola & Callaham, law school partner; Daniel Hitzke, ’00 and Roman Rector, ’00, special project leadership; Len McCandliss and Sierra Health Foundation, community bridge builder; Justice Arthur Scotland, ’74, volunteer leadership; and Brian Putler, ’85, McGeorge Alumnus of the Year.

“It was a remarkable evening and a fun event” said Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker. “Such events are important for the opportunity they create for our alumni and friends to join together with a sense of pride in their accomplishments over the years.”