Letter from VIP’s Board President
Dear Philadelphia VIP community:
We always say that Philadelphia VIP’s clients need us now more than ever, and that has never been truer than in this moment of widespread upheaval and uncertainty. In the midst of unprecedented and convergent health, economic, and political crises, the vulnerable Philadelphians that we serve find themselves pushed ever closer to the brink.
The situation is urgent, but here’s the good news: you are rising to the occasion. The individual volunteers, firms, and other supporters being honored represent a community of citizens determined to help our neighbors in need. The stories we share of homes preserved, families kept together, bills paid and calamities averted, could not be told without the tireless efforts of those committed to advancing VIP’s 40-year mission of ensuring equal access to justice for all Philadelphians.
I have been involved with VIP since I became a lawyer more than a decade ago, as a volunteer and as a board member, and it has been the enduring highlight of my career. I am continually awed by the dedication of VIP’s staff, board, and most of all, our volunteers and community partners. So to all of you who have given so selflessly of your time, energy, and wealth, thank you for saying “yes!” to VIP.
Alex F. Braden
President of the Board of Directors