Founder’s Achievement Award for 2018 Goes to Evansville Attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Share Article

Attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga, owner and managing attorney of Gerling Law, will be recognized by the Evansville Day School at their Second Annual Founders Society Luncheon on November 2, 2018, with their Founder’s Achievement Award.

News Image
“The Founders Achievement Award is presented to an Evansville Day School alumnus/a who has distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to the community in which they reside, and commitment to Evansville Day School. "

Attorney Gayle Gerling Pettinga, a 1980 graduate of Evansville Day School, was recently nominated and selected to receive the Founders Achievement Award because of her “ongoing support and leadership of Evansville Day School,” according to information released by the school. Gerling Pettinga was chosen for her philanthropic commitments to the Evansville community and her “outstanding achievements in the field of personal injury law.” She joins four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist William Snyder (1977) in becoming a member of the school’s prestigious Founders Society.

The Society was established in 2017 to honor the achievements of alumni of Evansville Day School. According to the school’s website, “The Founders Achievement Award is presented to an Evansville Day School alumnus/a who has distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to the community in which they reside, and commitment to Evansville Day School. Nominees should demonstrate a positive impact on a local, state, national, or international level and be of high integrity and character.”

Evansville Day School, a private, independent school for K-12, is located on a 40-acre campus at 3400 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN. The school was founded in 1946, beginning with only seven students, with the goal to provide a student-centered, and academically rigorous college-preparatory education. The school serves approximately 300 students presently. In 2015, the Sieboldt Innovation Lab was created as a major component of Day School’s vision of Experiential Education in the 21st Century.

The Evansville Courier & Press quotes Gerling Pettinga in a 2013 article as saying, “I learned as a child that an adult who simply notices and values a child will have an amazingly positive influence on that child’s life.” Gerling Pettinga tells how her first-grade teacher told her the first time they met that she knew she was going to be a good student and that she hoped she would be in her class. “I believed her,” Gerling Pettinga said, “and fulfilled her ambitions for me, and I have tried to follow her example.”

In addition to her obvious achievements, it was reported that in college Gerling Pettinga interned for former Vice President Al Gore, Jr., when he was a “mere congressman from Tennessee.” She also admitted, “I love fly-fishing. . . .The challenge of getting a trout to take your fly forces you to be patient and slow down.”

About Gerling Law
For over five decades, Gerling Law has pursued justice and fair compensation for people who have been injured by someone’s actions or neglect, along with people who can no longer support themselves because of an illness or injury. Practice areas include personal injury, medical malpractice and Social Security disability. Gerling Law has four locations: 519 Main Street, Evansville, IN 47708; 120 East Market Street, Suite 1271, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 4965 U.S. Highway 42, Suite 1000, Louisville, KY 40222; and 2645 Frederica Street, Suite 200-A, Owensboro, KY 42301. For more information, please call (888) 437-5464, or visit http://www.gerlinglaw.com.

About the NALA™
The NALA offers small and medium-sized businesses effective ways to reach customers through new media. As a single-agency source, the NALA helps businesses flourish in their local community. The NALA’s mission is to promote a business’ relevant and newsworthy events and achievements, both online and through traditional media. The information and content in this article are not in conjunction with the views of the NALA. For media inquiries, please call 805.650.6121, ext. 361.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

NALA PR
the NALA
+1 (866) 767-3238
Email >
Visit website