Thursday, June 7, 2018
Albany Law School - 1928 Building
Join us for a Celebration of John E. Higgins, as we come together to honor John for his remarkable accomplishments and connections. The Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association will honor him posthumously with the
2018 Peter M. Pryor Pioneer Award. The formal program, including the presentation of the
2018 Peter M. Pryor Pioneer Award, will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Please take a moment to register in advance.
The cost of the event is $50 per person or you may consider a sponsorship where all proceeds go toward the John E. Higgins '89 Memorial Scholarship at Albany Law School. Sponsorship information is below.
The evening includes food from The Soul Kitchen. Included are appetizers and a buffet of golden fried chicken, southern macaroni and cheese, candied yams, collard greens with smoked turkey, baked ziti, tossed salad, and dessert. A bar with beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available.
We hope to see you on June 7 as we come together at Albany Law School to celebrate John’s life and legacy.
Event Fee and Sponsorship:
$50 per person.
Or consider the following sponsorships: (All sponsorship levels include the company/firm/organization or individual’s name in online and printed event materials, as well as the designated number of guests. All proceeds of the evening will go to the John E. Higgins '89 Memorial Scholarship at Albany Law School.)
• $3,000 Level: 10 guests
• $2,000 Level: 8 guests
• $1,000 Level: 6 guests
• $500 Level: 4 guests
• $250 Level: 2 guests
John E. Higgins ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund
Albany Law School, through a leadership gift from James E. Hacker ’84, has established the John E. Higgins ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund to memorialize John E. Higgins, Class of 1989. John was a captain of the student rugby team, a friend and mentor to many Albany Law students and Black Law Student Association members, a loving father, and a successful lawyer whose impact reached many beyond the Albany Law School community. The donors to this scholarship support the vision of Albany Law School to provide financial assistance to the most capable students who pursue the study of law. The scholarship will be awarded to an African-American or Hispanic student at Albany Law School.
Alumni and friends wishing to contribute to this scholarship fund, can send checks, made payable to Albany Law School, Office of Institutional Advancement, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208-3494.
- Visit the
online giving form
- Click on “I would like to designate my gift” under Designations and check “Higgins Memorial Scholarship” box
- If your employer provides gift matching, be sure to complete the section “Employer Gift Matching”.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Albany Law School Office of Institutional Advancement at (518) 445-3213.