The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has moved the annual Phillip Burton Immigration & Civil Rights Awards celebration online again this year continue to keep us all safe during the pandemic. We are creating a virtual experience for you to enjoy. There will be special content from our staff and board as well as recognition of our generous event sponsors.

Hosted by Thuy Vu

Seven-time Emmy Award winning journalist and Co-Founder and President of Global Mentor Network  

We are proud announce the honorees of the 2021 Burton Awards:

Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia 

Representing the 29th District of Texas 

Recipient of the 2021 Nancy Pelosi Award for Policy 

 

Crista Ramos 

Lead Plaintiff in federal lawsuit, Ramos v. Wolf, a suit to protect Temporary Protected Status holders 

Recipient of the 2021 Phillip Burton Award for Advocacy 

 

New American Campaign’s Founding Funders 

Recipients of the 2021 Phillip Burton Award for Immigration & Civil Rights 

 

 

 

 

 

In these uncertain times, one thing has been laid bare—immigrants are essential. From securing our nation’s food supply to providing life-saving healthcare services, immigrants have been, and continue to be, instrumental in keeping the critical infrastructure of our society running.

In light of the extraordinary circumstances we are living through, the ILRC created the Frontline Heroes Award to lift-up the collective service and sacrifice of all the Immigrant Essential Workers. We are pleased to introduce you to two honorees who are accepting this award on behalf of all the unsung frontline heroes.

  

The Burton Awards event is not just a gathering for friends and colleagues. It is the ILRC’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money that we raise is critical to our ability to advocate for a bold new vision for what immigrant rights and immigration policy should be that advances the ILRC’s mission to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. 

Your donation—at all levels—will make an immediate difference in the ILRC’s ability to continue its high-impact education and advocacy. It also helps us pivot, when needed, to address new challenges or threats to immigrants and their families. 

Because proceeds from the Burton Awards are imperative to our work, the ILRC’s Board of Directors has established a matching fund for all gifts made between now and July 31st. For every dollar raised, our board will generously match your contribution on a one-to-one basis—up to $43,000! That means your gift of $100 grows to $200 and makes double the impact in sustaining the work of our talented staff team. 

Of course, all contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and we will be delighted to add your name to our donor list. 

MAKE A GIFT NOW or SPONSOR THE BURTON AWARDS

This year, we hope you will join a community of like-minded supporters and advocates by sponsoring the 2021 Burton Awards. All sponsorships for the 2021 Burton Awards are fully tax-deductible, as allowed by law. The ILRC truly appreciates your support of our online event. Your investment in our work allows us to help immigrants and their families stay together in this country and thrive.

You can also make a donation to our event by selecting a predesignated donation level or by entering an amount in the "Additional Donation" box.

All 2021 Burton Awards sponsorship levels include the following two benefits:

  • Newsletter & Annual Report recognition
  • Recognition in social media, email, and press releases as listing (Pinnacle and Premiere levels include company logo in press releases)

If you have any questions about the sponsorship levels or benefits, please contact Cynthia Tirado Housel, Director of Leadership Giving, at chousel [at] ilrc.org.

Additional Benefits by Level Include:

Pinnacle
$25,000

Website recognition with logo and company website hyperlink for 6 months

Opportunity to record a 30 second video for the event webpage. Your video can be used to congratulate our honorees, share why you support the ILRC, or to advocate for fairer and more just immigrant rights.*

Premiere
$15,000

Website recognition with logo and company website hyperlink for 4 months

Opportunity to record a 30 second video for the event webpage. Your video can be used to congratulate our honorees, share why you support the ILRC, or to advocate for fairer and more just immigrant rights.*

Champion
$10,000

Website recognition with logo and company website hyperlink for 2 months

Opportunity to record a 30 second video for the event webpage. Your video can be used to congratulate our honorees, share why you support the ILRC, or to advocate for fairer and more just immigrant rights.*

Major
$7,000

Website recognition with logo

Leader
$5,000

Website recognition as listing

Spirit
$5,000

Website recognition as listing

Patron
$3,500

Website recognition as listing

Nonprofit Partner
$1,200

Website recognition as listing

*All videos are subject to approval by the ILRC prior to upload and may be edited for time or content.