In recognition of their outstanding efforts with the Eviction Diversion Program (“EDP”), the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (“GRBF”) has awarded Jennifer “Jendy” D. Daglio, Sarah B. Warner, Joshua “Josh” P. Hanbury, and Andrew “Drew” F. Gann, Jr. the Benjamin R. Lacy, IV Volunteer of the Year Award. Launched on October 1, 2019, EDP has been a great success and a much-needed program in Richmond. Between the program’s launch and June 30, 2020, 147 households were assisted, disbursing $176,569.59 in financial assistance.
This team of four has served in leadership roles, formally and informally. Josh and Drew agreed to be Triage Project Co-Champions of the new EDP Program in the early stages of development. Jendy and Sarah started as volunteers, providing great feedback and suggestions to help improve and refine the program. They have all graciously agreed to increase their roles and service. Many volunteers deserve credit for the success of EDP thus far and the impact that the program is having (and will have), but these four, in particular, deserve our appreciation (and this award) for their efforts and leadership over this past year.
About the Recipients:
Jendy Daglio (top L) is counsel at Hunton Andrews Kurth where her practice focuses on structured finance, asset securitization, mortgage servicing rights, and other corporate finance. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
Sarah Warner (top R) is a director with the firm ThompsonMcMullan and specializes in corporate and real estate business transactions. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law and currently serves on GRBF’s Board of Directors.
Drew Gann, Jr. (bottom L) is an associate with McGuireWoods focusing primarily on class actions, mass tort lawsuits, high-stakes products liability litigation, and litigation arising out of catastrophic incidents. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
Josh Hanbury (bottom R) is an associate with Hunton Andrews Kurth where he works closely with clients early in a matter to develop and execute discovery plans that best position those clients to develop their cases. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law.
As a group, the four volunteers have dedicated hundreds of hours of service in support of the Eviction Diversion Program.
About the Benjamin R. Lacy, IV Award:
The Late Benjamin R. Lacy, IV was a long-time shareholder at Sands Anderson. He had an exemplary career and was recognized by all as a wonderful lawyer, volunteer, and friend. In 2008, GRBF recognized Mr. Lacy as the recipient of the first Pro Bono Clearinghouse Volunteer of the Year for his superlative service to nonprofits. In 2010 Mr. Lacy joined the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors. In his honor, the Foundation renamed the Clearinghouse Award after Mr. Lacy, posthumously, in 2012.
2019: Colleen M. Nichols
2018: Christopher “Chris” M. Malone
2017: J. William “Bill” Gray, Jr.
2016:John M. Oakey, Jr.
2014: Samantha “Sam” S. Otero
2013: G. Andrew “Andy” Nea, Jr.
2010:Kevin A. White
2008: Benjamin “Ben” R. Lacy, IV