PILG Auction 2014

PILG Auction 2014

SLU LAW, the Public Interest Law Group, and the Irvin & Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund cordially invite you to attend the:

2014 Public Interest Fellowship Auction
Promoting social justice since 1983  

Friday, March 28, 2014
7-11 p.m.
Moulin, 2017 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103
Cocktail attire

Each summer, the Public Interest Law Group (PILG) at SLU LAW sends dozens of law students to organizations that serve the underrepresented or increase access to justice and legal services. Students work in unpaid, volunteer positions for offices such as The Missouri State Public Defender System, The Missouri Commission on Human Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We invite you to support these efforts by attending the 2014 Public Interest Fellowship Auction on March 28. With the support of local businesses and the legal community, this event has raised thousands of dollars each year to fund public interest work.

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How to Help | Tickets | The Cause | The Impact | Contact
Dagen Fellowship Beneficiaries

How to Help

Our goal to increase access to justice and legal services for all residents of Saint Louis and the surrounding communities cannot be accomplished without your support. No donation is too small, and we welcome any and all efforts to help us meet our goal of making a difference in the lives of those who desperately need, but otherwise could not afford, these legal services.

(All donations are tax deductible and go to support the Irvin and Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund.) 

In the past, in-kind donations have included gift certificates, tickets to local events, legal and sports memorabilia, gift baskets, hotel packages, membership privileges, and other unique items. Donations can be mailed to:

SLU Clinical Law Offices
ATTN: Kristin Swain, Pilg Auction
100 North Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101

Alternatively, it can be arranged for your donation to be picked up by a volunteer (see Contact Information).


Tickets are $35 and include complimentary beer, wine, appetizers and dessert. Tickets can be purchased securely online at slumarketplace.slu.edu (select "SLU Law Student Organizations" and then select "Public Interest Law Group").

The Cause:

The proceeds from the Auction go to support the Irvin & Maggie Dagen Fellowship Fund. The late Irv and Maggie Dagen were leaders in the civil rights movement in St. Louis and generous supporters of SLU LAW. They helped integrate downtown St. Louis lunch counters in the 1950s and 1960s by going into the establishments, ordering lunch, and then, when their meal came, giving up their seat to an African American person who would not have been allowed to order.

Mr. Dagen, a SLU LAW alum, died in 1998, while Mrs. Dagen died in 2002. They generously remembered the Law School before and after their deaths. Shortly before her death, Mrs. Dagen met with PILG students who had completed summer internships thanks to her generous donation. She was so moved by the students' dedication that she created an endowment that permanently supplies the funds for the Dagen Fellowship each summer, supplemented by the proceeds of the Fellowship Auction.

The Impact:

Last year, over 100 students applied for Dagen Fellowship funds. More than 60 organizations benefited from SLU LAW students last summer, an impact made possible from community support of the Dagen Fellowship.  


For questions or for more information, please contact

Kristin Swain & Ashley Turkowski
2014 Auction Co-Chairs

John Ammann
Clinical Professor and PILG Faculty Advisor

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