Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities 2019 Bridges Gala

It was a privilege for Lannan Legal PLLC to contribute to the 2019 Bridges Gala, sponsored by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities.  Last night, an audience of over 1,000 at the Washington Marriott Marquis was entertained by Mandy Harvey, a musician who, despite a complete loss of hearing, earned Simon Cowell’s “Golden Buzzer” on America’s Got Talent in 2017 with a performance that, as of this writing, has received over 35 million views on You Tube.  We were also impressed by Jamethia Cook, who overcame a disability to become the lead dessert chef at a luxury hotel in Dallas, and was awarded this year’s Stephen G. Marriott Youth Achievement Award.  The event earned more than $2 million to support programs that help people with intellectual disabilities and developmental differences transition from school to productive careers.