"The Lawyers’ Committee is delighted to recognize Qualcomm and Dr. Jacobs for their stalwart initiatives which support diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity,” said Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Executive Director Barbara R. Arnwine.
Washington, D.C. (Vocus) July 8, 2010
Qualcomm Incorporated and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul E. Jacobs will receive the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s 11th Annual Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award for exemplary corporate leadership in advancing equal opportunity and diversity. The black-tie gala, themed ''Innovation Accelerated by Diversity'' will be held at the York Marriott Marquis on September 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m. reception and 7:30 p.m. dinner. CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller will serve as mistress of ceremonies.
“Qualcomm is deeply honored to be recognized by the Lawyers’ Committee,” said Dr. Jacobs. “We believe that innovation accelerated by diversity is the way forward for any organization that wants to make a difference in the world. By embracing our unique perspectives, we all have the power to create value, to extend our reach and to have a positive impact. Qualcomm is deeply committed to living up to the ideals put forward by Judge Higginbotham and by the Committee and shares in their vision for equal opportunity and justice for all.”
“The Lawyers’ Committee is delighted to recognize Qualcomm and Dr. Jacobs for their stalwart initiatives which support diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity,” said Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Executive Director Barbara R. Arnwine. “We look forward to formally acknowledging them during our dinner in September and partnering on future initiatives, including a major education program. The Lawyers’ Committee is grateful to Qualcomm and our generous sponsors for their steadfast support in advancing equal justice under law and championing the cause of those facing the scourge of racial, social and economic injustice in our society.”
The prestigious Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award, named in honor of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a pioneering civil rights advocate, author and federal appeals court judge, was established in 2000. Past honorees include: Aetna Inc.; BellSouth Corporation; Citigroup Inc.; Colgate-Palmolive Company; Fannie Mae; General Electric Company; Microsoft Corporation; The New York Times Company; PepsiCo, Inc.; Time Warner, Inc. and United Parcel Service.
About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment discrimination, voting, education and environmental justice. For more information about the LCCRUL, visit http://www.lawyerscommittee.org .