Reach Out and Read of Greater New York to Honor Jack Pace, Partner, White & Case LLP

Patricia RollinsSeptember 20, 2022

September 19, 2022, New York, NY — Reach Out and Read of Greater New York (ROR GNY) will celebrate serving New York’s youngest readers on October 3, 2022 at Tribeca Rooftop. Jack Pace, Partner at White & Case LLP, Chair of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, and long-standing early literacy champion will be honored for his years of dedication to the organization.

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Building on the unique relationship between families and medical providers, ROR GNY gives parents and guardians the tools they need to develop their children’s early literacy skills.

The evening will recognize the collaborative effort of the ROR GNY community and honor Board Chair, Jack Pace’s outstanding commitment to early literacy. As a core member of White & Case’s leading global antitrust litigation practice, Pace has been recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by several publications. He is ranked by Legal 500 in the Cartel and Antitrust Civil Litigation/Class Action categories and is a two-time “MVP” in Law360, winning the award in the Life Sciences category 2015 and in the Competition category in 2011. Additionally, he has done extensive work on behalf of the firm’s pro bono clients. His work as Chair of the Board of ROR GNY has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in Greater New York.

“Jack’s leadership and commitment to Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is unmatched,” says Emily Marchese, ROR GNY Executive Director. “His dedication over the last 18 years has helped us put over 300,000 books in the hands of the families we serve over his tenure with the organization – many of which were the first books in the children’s home libraries.”

“When I became a parent, the joyful memories of my parents reading to me as a child almost instinctually led me to start reading to my girls every night,” says Pace. “Helping to make those memories possible for the next generation of New York children drives us in this work. I love knowing that our efforts aid in showing these families that reading is something they can do with their children that is fun, positive, and will have an unforgettable generational impact across lifetimes.”   

Additionally, ROR GNY will bestow the 2022 Mills Tannenbaum Children’s Literacy Award to children’s book author and illustrator, Aram Kim. Medical professionals from Urban Health Plan, Bellevue Hospital, Morris Heights Health Center, Montefiore Hospital, Cohen Children’s Health Center and more will be honored during the event as well.

The 2022 Annual Benefit is sponsored by White & Case LLP, Jack and Colleen Pace, Gary Tannenbaum, Katinka Domotorffy, Huron Consulting Group, TD Bank, Deloitte & Touche, Northwell Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Taconic Capital. Fox 5 New York Reporter, Briella Tomassetti will serve as the program host.

About Reach Out and Read of Greater New York:

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York prepares young children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Reach Out and Read provides books, training, and support to 230 program sites throughout New York City and in counties in the Greater New York Region. The organization has trained more than 5,000 doctors in the Reach Out and Read model and regularly distributes 250,000 children’s books each year.

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Contact: ROR GNY Development Manager

Patricia Rollins

(646) 893-7333