2017 Goldmark Distinguished Service Award Winners: Paula Boggs and Lucy Lee Helm

Paula Boggs began her career jumping out of airplanes for the U.S. Army and after law school her star rose quickly from the Department of Defense, to the White House Office of Legal Counsel, to corporate positions at Dell Computer, Preston Gates & Ellis and finally as Starbucks General Counsel from 2002-2012. Along the way she gained numerous accolades as a philanthropist, fundraiser, public speaker, veteran, lawyer and musician and was awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Equal Justice. Washington State’s legal aid community is particularly grateful for the role she played in launching Starbucks’ pro bono program, which signaled a shift in corporate philanthropy that companies across the nation seek to emulate today.

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