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About the Event

The Atlas Award recognizes an individual or group achievement in humanitarian efforts and continuous dedication to improving the human condition on both international and domestic levels, exemplifying the Council’s original maxim, “In a democracy, agreement is not essential; participation is.”

This year our national recipient of the 2020 Atlas Award was Nadia Murad, a human rights activist and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Kidnapped from her native village of Kocho in Iraq at the age of 19, Nadia, along with 6,700 other Yazidi women, became prisoners and slaves of the Islamic State for three months. During her captivity, Nadia was routinely subjected to physical and sexual abuse, before making a lucky escape with the help of neighbors. The founder of Nadia’s Initiative, an organization committed to helping survivors of war crimes rebuild their lives, Murad’s work has been dedicated to ending the deployment of sexual violence as an instrument of war and military conflict.

Our Philadelphia community honoree was Jami McKeon, Chair of Morgan Lewis. Described by Chambers as “phenomenal” and a “great strategist,” McKeon’s business acumen is the force behind Morgan Lewis’s professional presence in Singapore, China, and Japan. A passionate champion of diversity, Jami has significantly contributed to female empowerment in the legal industry through ML Women, an initiative that supports female leadership in business and industry.

The 2020 Frank and Cheri Hermance Atlas Awards event celebrated these two exceptional women and their commitment to the protection and empowerment of women locally and across the globe. 

Event Options

Individual Tickets
     • Members: $5
            • One (1) virtual log-in link to the webinar
   • General Public: $9
            • One (1) virtual log-in link to the webinar

Sponsorship Opportunities
Please call Margaret Hasani at 215-561-4700 ext. 222 if you are interested in these opportunities


     • Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
           • Recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on all event materials
           • Full-page tribute ad in the digital program book
           • Social media spotlight
           • Podium role
           • Five (5) guests invited to attend as a part of our limited live audience
           • Unlimited access to the event live-stream

     • Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
           • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on all event materials
           • Full-page tribute ad in the digital program book
           • Social media spotlight
           • Three (3) guests invited to attend as a part of our limited live audience
           • Unlimited access to the event live-stream

     • Gold Sponsor: $2,500         
           • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all event materials
           • Half-page tribute ad in the digital program book
           • Two (2) guests invited to attend as a part of our limited live audience
           • Unlimited access to the event live-stream

     • Silver Sponsor: $1,000         
           • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all event materials
           • Unlimited access to the event live-stream

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Brian & Lauren Dietrich
Janice Giannini
Brian & Elizabeth Lee

Friends of the Council

Mitch & Beth Sargen
Andrew Szabo & Susan Long

Venue Sponsor

Important Information

Call Margaret Hasani at 215-561-4700 ext. 222  for more information or to register over the phone for this event.

For the accommodation of special needs at events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility) please call Hayley Boyle, 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Kristi Scogna, ext. 235.