4th Annual Hero Award


April 11, 2019


6:00 PM


Water Works by Cescaphe

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Join us in honoring, Lauren DeBruicker, Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, with the 4th Annual Hero Award.

Lauren DeBruicker is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia.  As a member of the office’s Civil Division, Lauren prosecutes civil cases, including those charging health care fraud and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and defends the United States in litigation brought against it.  Prior to joining the Justice Department she was a partner at Duane Morris LLP, an AmLaw100 law firm in Philadelphia. 

A wheelchair user since 1991, Lauren is an active member of the disability community and an advocate for access and independent living in the region.

Lauren is the immediate past chair of the board of directors of Inglis, a 140 year-old Philadelphia organization serving people with complex physical disabilities.  In that role she oversaw Inglis’ growth into Philadelphia’s largest developer of affordable, wheelchair-accessible housing, and a leader in adapted technology, creating new opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize their independence.

In 2016, Lauren was appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities.  She is a member of the board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, and has served on the National Advisory Council of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the President’s Council of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, and the National Board of Advisors of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Stanford University.

An All-Main Line lacrosse player in high school, Lauren now plays on Philadelphia’s wheelchair rugby team, the Magee Eagles.

Co-Chairs: Tim and Anne Mahoney

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