COVID Relief Coalition Receives Empowerment Award as Part of Boston Bar Association's 2020 Beacon Awards for Diversity

Foley Hoag among Coalition law firm partners

February 1, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP was honored as part of the COVID Relief Coalition at the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, held virtually on January 28, 2021. The Coalition was the recipient of the Empowerment Award.

Foley Hoag is one of several Massachusetts law firms, legal services organizations and government agencies that comprises the COVID Relief Coalition, which was established in 2020 to help small businesses and nonprofits in the greater Boston area access emergency loans and other sources of relief.

The Empowerment Award is presented to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity, equity and inclusion.

On its decision to recognize the Coalition, the Beacon Award Selection Committee said “It is incumbent upon us in the legal community to support small businesses and nonprofits in this unprecedented time. Through the Coalition’s immeasurable support, these vital organizations are able to overcome challenges, remain open, and contribute to a better tomorrow. It is a great privilege to honor Coalition members with the Empowerment Award.” 

The BBA’s Beacon Award is an annual celebration of efforts to advance diversity, equity and  inclusion in the legal profession and community. The Beacon Award recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations that are creating new paths toward a more inclusive profession. 

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