May 17 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson team members were part of the more than 600 people attending The Happening, the annual fundraiser of the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund and celebration of grant recipients.

The firm was a sponsor of The Happening, and attorneys Alison Bost, Alysja Carlisle, Mark Henriques, Cy Johnson, Alison Kling, Diana Quarry, Claire Rauscher and Phil Runkel represented the firm at the event, which took place May 16 at The Westin Charlotte. They were joined at the Womble Bond Dickinson table by Sigourney Leon of BL&D Investors and Jennifer Sadoff of Avidxchange.

New Charlotte partner Alexandra Villarreal O’Rourke sat at firm client Bank of America’s table and Bank of America representatives expressed their appreciation to her for Womble Bond Dickinson's sponsorship of the event.

Firm client Wells Fargo was one of two presenting (lead) sponsors. Other firm clients sponsoring The Happening included PepsiCo and the Compass Group. 

Womble Bond Dickinson Creative Director Heather Allison created an ad card that was included in the swag bag given to all attendees. 

Sheri Lynch, co-host of the Bob & Sheri Show on 107.9 the LINK, and WBTV Community Correspondent Kristen Hampton hosted the event.

The vision of the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund is to cultivate one community with the belief that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. The Fund awards grants to organizations that support the LGBTQ community, as well as bridge building initiatives that seek to cultivate alliances and support with the non-gay community.
 

Photo of Womble Bond Dickinson table from left to right: Mark Henriques, Jennifer Sadoff (Avidxchange), Cy Johnson, Claire Rauscher, Diana Quarry, Phil Runkel, Sigourney Leon (BL&D Investors), Alysja Carlisle, Alison Bost, Alison Kling
Photo of Womble Bond Dickinson table from left to right: Mark Henriques, Jennifer Sadoff (Avidxchange), Cy Johnson, Claire Rauscher, Diana Quarry, Phil Runkel, Sigourney Leon (BL&D Investors), Alysja Carlisle, Alison Bost, Alison Kling