The Legal Aid Society raised $2.8 million for its 47th annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner, held on May 9 in Manhattan, to provide a funding boost to its advocacy efforts.

This year, the award was presented to Mary Eaton, partner and co-head of securities and shareholder litigation at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; and DeMaurice Smith, a former executive director of the National Football League Players Association.