Vera to honor Herb Sturz and Jeffrey Kindler at annual gala, Monday

New York – The Vera Institute of Justice will be hosting its fifth annual fundraising gala on Monday, September 20 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The cocktail reception and program will honor Jeffrey Kindler, CEO of Pfizer Inc, and Herbert Sturz, Vera’s founding director. It will also include a film highlighting Vera’s contribution to juvenile justice reform in New York City and State.

Approximately 300 philanthropists and members of the New York City legal, business, and government community are expected to attend the event, which will also mark the beginning of Vera’s celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2011.

Major sponsors for the evening include Pfizer Inc; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; DLA Piper; Feinberg Rozen, LLP; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and other prominent law firms and corporations.

To attend this event, please contact Robin Campbell, director of communications, at or (212) 376-3172.