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300+ Guests Gather for New England Legal Foundation Gala

BOSTON-More than 300 people gathered last week in Boston to celebrate the New England Legal Foundation’s 7th Annual John G.L. Cabot Award Dinner October 26th at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Nearly 100 people attended the event virtually online. Guests who attended in person were required to be vaccinated.  

This year’s award recipient was Raytheon Technologies General Counsel Frank Jimenez. Jimenez is the son of immigrants who fled Communist Cuba and who has held positions of trust and importance, including service as General Counsel for the United States Navy. Jimenez’s speech focused on the importance and contributions of New Americans and he delivered a message of hope and belief in the American Dream. Jimenez’s speech can be viewed here: 

NELF Cabot Award Gala 2021 Frank Jimenez Speech 

Dan Winslow, the President of the New England Foundation, greeted guests with remarks about the importance of free enterprise as the best way to lift people to prosperity, citing examples of New American-owned business and veteran-owned business. Winslow said that Raytheon and Frank Jimenez “have held the lantern to light the way” for businesses owned by New Americans, veterans and others.  

Kevin Martin, Goodwin Procter partner and Chair of the Board at New England Foundation, noted that “Frank’s history of service in the federal and state governments, and with non-profits, is precisely what the John G.L. Cabot Award was designed to recognize. His comments at the gala concerning the importance of the rule of law to Americans generally, and immigrants specifically, were an inspiring reminder that law is the bedrock on which our civil society ultimately rests.” 

Jimenez was joined by his wife, children and mother and hundreds of colleagues as he received the Cabot award recognition.

About the New England Legal Foundation: For nearly 50 years, the New England Legal Foundation has filed amicus briefs and impact litigation in support of free enterprise, property rights, good and limited government, and inclusive economic growth. 

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