Discovering Justice Annual Gala

Annual Gala 2024: Partners for Justice

We’re excited to announce that our Annual Gala will be taking place on June 26, 2024. That Wednesday evening, our community will come together at Artists for Humanity’s EpiCenter in Boston’s Fort Point to celebrate the “Partners for Justice” who make our work possible! Dress for this event is relaxed, elevated business casual.

Buy your Gala tickets now or become a sponsor to support the work of Discovering Justice. Learn more about becoming a Sponsor below.

You can also support Discovering Justice’s people and programs through our Online Auction, running NOW through Monday, July 1st at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Use the button below to access the Auction and start placing bids!

2024 Gala Program Book

Discovering Justice's Annual Gala 2024 to spotlight extraordinary partners

At Discovering Justice, we’re honored to be surrounded by hardworking and dedicated partners from across the Commonwealth. During this year’s Gala, we’ll be presenting our 2024 Partner for Justice Awards to members of our community who go above and beyond in their support of our work, as well as hearing from each of them about the importance of doing work they believe in.

2024 Partner for Justice Award Winners

Hannah Esquenazi, Jones Day · Tracy Coutts & Christy Nelson, Boston Public Schools · Massachusetts State Senator Becca Rausch · Goodwin Procter · Thomas Rachele, Springfield Public Schools

Goodwin Procter: Partner for Justice

Goodwin Procter: 2024 Partner for Justice Awardee From left,...

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Meet Senator Becca Rausch: Champion for Civics Education in the Commonwealth

Senator Becca Rausch: 2024 Partner for Justice & Champion for Civic...

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Meet Thomas Rachele: “Partner for Justice” & Tireless Student Advocate

Meet Thomas Rachele: “Partner for Justice” & Tireless Student...

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Meet Hannah Esquenazi: A “Partner for Justice” Who Goes Above and Beyond

Meet Hannah Esquenazi: A “Partner for Justice” Who Goes Above And...

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Becoming a Sponsor

Each year, Discovering Justice aims to raise more than $400,000 at our spring gala. These funds will provide thousands of students across Massachusetts with access to enriching civics programs that emphasize critical thinking, compassion, and self-discernment, to encourage students to be bold leaders and agents for change in their communities.

The success of our gala each year wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. We are offering a number of sponsorship packages with varying benefits. For a breakdown of those benefits by sponsorship level, and for more information about how Gala sponsorship supports our programs and students, you can download our 2024 Gala Sponsorship Kit below.

If you’re interested in showcasing your organization at the next Discovering Justice Gala through sponsorship, please contact Development and Administrative Associate Katherine Susich at Thank you for your support!

2024 Gala Sponsorship Kit

Thank You To Our 2024 Sponsors!

Thad Beal · Tony Jordan · E. Abim Thomas · Allison & Joe Mueller · Sarah R. Frazier · Sarah Walters · Betsy & Mark Gabrielson · Louis Lobel · Emily Sy · Michelle & Rob Roberts · Damon Hart · Jeremy Eisemann · Walter Rachele · Jack & Joan Regan

McDermott Will & Emery LLP · 

State Street · Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. · Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP · Laredo & Smith, LLP · Libby Hoopes · Pierce Atwood LLP · Plymouth Rock Assurance Foundation · Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. · Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Past Champions of Justice

The Discovering Justice Champion of Justice Award is presented each year to a leader who exemplifies the values we seek to instill in our students and serves as a role model for the next generation of civic leaders. Celebrated at our annual Discovering Justice Gala, past honorees have included Former MA Governor Charlie Baker, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Conan Harris, Dr. Joshua Boger, the New England Innocence Project, and Attorney General Maura Healey. 

Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.