For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

2006-12-01

YWCA Honors Jon and Bobbe Bridge

SEATTLE - Washington Law School Foundation immediate past president Jon Bridge ('76) and UW Law School Alumni Association board member Hon. Bobbe Bridge ('76) were awarded the the Isabel Colman Pierce Award (ICP) for Excellence in Community Service by the YWCA November 10, 2006. The award recognizes and honors individuals in the Puget Sound region who have helped shape the community through dedicated service and philanthropy.

The ICP Award is modeled on the extraordinary service and philanthropy of Isabel Colman Pierce, who was a dynamic leader for many organizations including The Women’s University Club, Ruth School for Girls and United Way. Colman Pierce served as president of our local YWCA’s Board of Directors for two years and on the national board for 12 years. Dennis Fritz, who spent almost 12 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, will be reading from his memoir, Journey to Justice, on Monday, December 4 at the University of Washington School of Law Room 138 at 6:30 p.m.  This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Innocence Project Northwest. 

Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) was formed in 1997 as non-profit group of attorneys, professors, and students working to free innocent prisoners. The work of the organization is carried out by the IPNW Clinic at the UW School of Law. Most recently, the work of the IPNW Clinic led to the reversal of a felony conviction for a Yakima man based on DNA evidence not available at the time of conviction, a first in Washington State.

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