Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County is honored to celebrate Jody Galvin as this week’s Women Who Move the City Wednesday (WWMTC) Honoree! Jody’s community efforts focus on providing opportunity to underrepresented people in education and law. She is on the board of Buffalo Prep which expands access to college preparatory education. She volunteers with University at Buffalo Law School on its Discover Law program which promotes entry into the legal profession for talented people of color and first generation college students. She is a Discover Law mentor and has coordinated the mentoring matches between students and practicing attorneys. Jody also assists unrepresented people with civil legal matters in United States District Court and recruits volunteer attorneys for its Pro Se Assistance Program. Jody has been honored by United States District Court, the Volunteer Lawyers Project and UB Law’s Students of Color.
In addition to her volunteer work in education and law, Jody volunteers weekly with kindergarteners at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy and supports the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora. Over the past seven years, Jody and her sons have donated over 1000 Halloween costumes to the Response to Love Center. This unique project was featured in the New York Times!
Jody is a business disputes attorney at Hodgson Russ LLP and chairs the firm’s Committee on Attorney Recruiting, Diversity and Development. She lives in East Aurora with her three sons, Seamus, Kieran and Evan, and her husband Bob.
To celebrate with Jody and our four other outstanding Women Who Move the City Honorees on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Hotel Lafayette, click here to purchase your tickets today!