2022 AWARD HONOREES

DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SERVICE HEALTHCARE AWARDEE

DR. HAROLYN BELCHER

JUDITH HEUMANN CHAMPION OF JUSTICE AWARDEE

CONGRESSMAN JAMIE RASKIN

GAYLE HAFNER GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP AWARDEES

GREGG BERATAN, PHD

ALICE WONG

ANDREW PULRANG

EXCELLENCE IN ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP AWARDEES

KEYONNA MAYO

SUSAN GOODLAXSON

JANICE JACKSON

ABOUT DRM’S BREAKING BARRIERS AWARDS GALA

The Breaking Barriers Gala is Disability Rights Maryland’s (DRM) signature celebration where individuals, law firms and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision and achievement in safeguarding the legal rights of people with disabilities in Maryland are recognized and honored. Bringing together attorneys, corporate and foundation leaders, government representatives, and disability advocates, DRM’s gala shines a powerful spotlight on noble individuals who further the rights of Marylanders with disabilities. Funds raised at the Gala will directly support DRM and expand our capacity to provide critical legal assistance so that Marylanders with disabilities, regardless of income, age or race, can live full independent lives in the community.

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DRM 2022 Breaking Barriers Gala

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BREAKING BARRIERS FORMER HONOREES

2020 Honorees:

  • Wade Henderson; Judith Heumann Champion of Justice Award
  • Floyd Hartley, Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award
  • Andrew D. Levy, Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Honorees:

  • U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, Public Policy Award
  • Jennifer Bruton & Daniel O’Brien, Venable; Legal Advocacy Awards
  • Stephanie Hales, Sidley Austin LLP, Legal Advocacy Awards
  • Patti Saylor, Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award
  • Erica Green, Excellence in Journalism Award

2018 Honorees:

  • Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Public Policy Award
  • Curt Decker, Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Tatyana McFadden, Influencer Award
  • Regina Lee & Dominic Radcliff, Advocacy Leadership Award
 
 
 
 
 
 

2015 Honorees:

  • Congressman Steny H. Hoyer, Public Policy Award
  • Sidley Austin LLP, Legal Advocacy Award
  • Thomas Hicks, Gayle Hafner Grassroots Advocacy Award
  • Judith Heumann, Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award

2012 Honorees:

  • Maryland Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell, Public Policy Award
  • Maryland Senator Richard Madaleno, Public Policy Award
  • Raymond Marshall, Legal Advocacy Award
  • Kenneth Capone, Grassroots Advocacy Award

2011 Honorees:

  • Maryland Delegate James W. Hubbard, Public Policy Award
  • Venable LLP, Legal Advocacy Award
  • Sandra Spears, Grassroots Advocacy Award: 
  • U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Lorraine Sheehan Lifetime Achievement Award

2010 Honorees:

  • Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Public Policy Award
  • Earl Bartgis, Jr., Legal Advocacy Award
  • Floyd Hartley, Grassroots Advocacy Award
  • Lorraine Sheehan, posthumously, Lifetime Achievement Award
    (presented by Senator Benjamin L. Cardin)

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