Legacy Awards Dinner 2001

October 4, 2001

Legacy Awards Dinner 2001

October 4, 2001

The Center takes great pride each year in presenting awards to those who have advanced the twin goals of equality and what Justice Brennan called "common human dignity" that lie at the heart of the Brennan Center's mission. 

Honorees and Co-Chairs

Master of Ceremonies: Charles S. Dutton
actor and director

Warren Beatty
producer, director, writer, and actor, for educating the public about the value of clean elections and the importance of campaign finance reform.

Senator John McCain
U.S. Senator from Arizona and recent presidential candidate, for his heroic efforts to promote and pass federal campaign finance reform.

Deval L. Patrick
Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company, and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, for his unyielding efforts to secure the civil rights of all Americans.

Robert E. Rubin
Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc., and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, for his inspiring humanitarian work to improve the plight of the urban poor.

Chairs: Ruth Lazarus and Melvyn I. Weiss

Vice Chairs: Lawrence B. Pedowitz and Frederick A.O. Schwarz, Jr.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Former President William Jefferson Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham ClintonSenator Charles Schumer, and NYC Commissioner of Transportation Iris Weinshall Schumer