Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)
committee proudly reports having netted over $10,000 at the annual Silent Auction and Gala fundraiser dinner on March 27, 2014. Held at the Celebrations by Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa, the Silent Auction and Gala honors the dedicated work of our students and community leaders in public interest law. Proceeds from the dinner and auction will support PILF’s public interest summer jobs grant program.

The evening honored Bill Tanner, Directing Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Orange County, and Renee Gabbard, Partner at Bryan Cave. Auctioned items included dinner with Dean Campbell, Mohammad Ali boxing gloves, Lakers box seat tickets, and nearly 100 additional items.


Renee Gabbard and Bill Tanner

The Silent Auction and Gala was coordinated through the tireless efforts of Co-chairs John-Christopher Hughes
(JD ’15)
and Parisah Robinson
(JD ’15)
as well as PILF Co-presidents Jessica Castro
(JD ’14)
and Minhquan Nguyen
(JD ’14)
. “I am so proud to have been a part of this year’s silent auction,” said Jessica Castro.


Minhquan Nguyen, Parisah Robinson, John-Christopher Hughes and Jessica Castro

In attendance were 120 guests, including judges, attorneys, students and faculty members. Attendees stated that this year was the nicest venue, and was the best student-run event that Fowler School of Law has ever seen. We are looking forward to the next PILF silent auction!