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Brayton Purcell Is A Sponsor of The Impact Fund's Anniversary Reception

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- March 23, 2007 -- Brayton Purcell is proud to be a sponsor of The Impact Fund's Fourteenth Anniversary Reception at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The Impact Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides funding, representation and technical help in large, complex public interest litigation. Since its founding in 1999, The Impact Fund has been involved in high profile civil rights, poverty and environmental cases.

Anna Deaver Smith will be recognized at the event for her portrayal of racial issues in her work as a renowned actress, playwright, teacher and author. She has received two Tony nominations for her show, "Twilight: Los Angeles," about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and played the Secretary of State on the TV series, West Wing.

Tim Fox and Amy Robertson of the Fox and Robertson law firm will also be honored for their pioneering work in the area of disability civil rights, including a settlement against the giant department store chain, Kmart (Lucas v. Kmart Corp., United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 99-cv-01923-JKL-CBS).

The reception will take place on May 17, 2007, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westin St. Francis Hotel at 335 Powell Street in San Francisco. For reservations or more information, call 510-845-3473.

About Brayton Purcell's Activities

Brayton Purcell has contributed to many other worthy groups in addition to The Impact Fund, including the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Novato Human Needs Center. Local activities include sponsoring these fundraisers: Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Labor Day at the Lake (City of Novato) and the Marin Human Race (a benefit for many local charities). In 2005, Brayton Purcell received awards as Business of the Year from the Rotary Club of Ignacio and from the Novato Chamber of Commerce.

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