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.”