The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
PHILADELPHIA (June 2016) – The Justinian Society and Foundation hosted their 80th Anniversary on June 6, 2016, honoring Philip Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. The Foundation also presented three scholarships to outstanding law student.
William R. Sasso, Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP and a long-time Justinian recognized Rinaldi. A letter from Rinaldi was read by John McShane, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. in which Rinaldi commended the work of The Justinian Society and Foundation and pledged a personal donation to the Foundation to complement his company’s corporate sponsorship.
Barbara Capozzi, President of The Justinian Foundation and owner of Capozzi Real Estate presented thee Foundation scholarships to students who anticipate graduation in 2017. They include Amanda Cappelletti and Richard Camilleri from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Ben Stango from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Gina F. Rubel, Secretary & Treasurer of The Justinian Foundation and owner of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., also presented Stango with an award named after her late father, the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship. Stango, also a Yale graduate, participated in an essay contest regarding anti-defamation, inclusion and diversity. The contest is presented by the Furia Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Justin Moriconi and Gino Benedetti. Richard F. Furia was a Philadelphia attorney, co-founder of The Justinian Foundation, past Justinian Society Chancellor and a steadfast advocate against stereotyping and defamation, and for inclusion and diversity in all communities and the practice of law in particular.
Michael Mattioni, outgoing Chancellor of The Justinian Society, recognized its leaders and members, supporters and donors because of whom the scholarships would not be possible. They include:
Barbara Capozzi, Capozzi Real Estate
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Phyllis & Gabriel L. I. Bevilacqua
Vito F. Canuso Jr.
Rochelle & William Fedullo
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
Alexander B. Giacobetti, Esq.
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Roberta D. Pichini, Esq.
Hon. Louis Presenza (Ret.)
Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Gerard Vernose, M.D.
The Justinian Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996. The charitable arm of The Justinian Society (1935), the Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide financial assistance to law students currently enrolled in an accredited law school in a program of study leading to a juris doctor degree. Scholarship candidates must be admitted to an accredited law school within a one hundred (100) mile radius of the City of Philadelphia and must be entering, at a minimum, their second year; or must meet the requirements for specific scholarships. All gifts are tax deductible. In addition to our general scholarships, our two named scholarships include the Jules Fiorvanti Scholarship which is granted to a student at LaSalle University interested in the study of law. The Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship is granted to the winner of an essay contest with a focus on advocating against stereotyping and defamation. For more information, go to www.justinian.org/foundation.php
Hon. Annette Rizzo (Ret.)
Fox Rothschild LLP
Stephen A. Sheller, Esq.
The Dispute Resolution Institute, Harris T. Bock, Director