The Coelho Center

Founded by Hon. Tony Coelho (LMU ’64) -- former Democratic congressman, disability rights icon, LMU alumnus -- The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy & Innovation brings together all of the schools and colleges within Loyola Marymount University and is housed at LMU Loyola Law School.

Tony Coelho Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from Bazelon Center for Mental Health

Tony Coelho

Congratulations to Coelho Center Founder Tony Coelho, recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health!

The awards ceremony, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act for which Coelho served as chief architect, was held virtually. Guests included former President Bill Clinton, DNC Chair Tom Perez, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a host of other luminaries. Coelho Center Fellows Kenna Chic and Matthew Yanez also participated.

The Bazelon Center has advocated for the civil rights, full inclusion and equality of adults and children with mental disabilities. It was pivotal in expanding the civil rights movement to include fighting discrimination against and segregation of people with mental disabilities. The organization accomplishes its goals through a unique combination of litigation, public policy advocacy, coalition building and leadership, public education, media outreach and technical assistance.


Thank you to our Inaugural Donors 

Coelho Family
Esquire Bank
L and D Longo Family Foundation
Don Bennett Moon Foundation Inc.
Natasha and Shawn Sedaghat
Service Corporation International

The California Endowment
Peter J. Gallo Memorial Foundation

Chairman’s Circle
Emile Haddad
Jeanne and Edward Kashian
Tom Nides 
Selig Zises

Advocate’s Circle
BankUnited, N.A.
Robert J. Bettencourt
Davante Corp, LLC: Craig and Dianna Davis
Morgan Levin Dolan
Suzanne and Samuel Eisenstat
Azita and George Fatheree, III
Frank Fischer
Bryn and Phillip Forhan
Jim S. Frank
The Friedkin Group
Renee and Mark Garett
GF Enterprises, LLC
Marc Grossman
Gulf States Toyota, Inc.
John C. Harris
Nathalie and David Herbst
Kids Connect Charitable Fund
The Kotler Family Foundation Inc.
Michael G. Lacey
Margaret and James Larkin
Jared T. Levine
Merit Service Solutions
MGM Resorts International
Thea and Robert Mitzman
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Nationwide TFS, LLC
Victoria and David Plekenpol
The Robert W. Smith Family Charitable Gift Fund
Janni Lehrer-Stein and Leonard Stein
Uber Technologies Inc.
Vectis Strategies

Friend's Circle

Action Wine & Spirits USA, LLC
Ashish Ahlowalia
American Network of Community Options and Resources
Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation
John R. Areias
Eric Bader
Mona and Mark Burrell
Weny Cama
Ron Carner
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Sean Coonerty and Andrew Siegel
Hon. James M. Costa
Dominich D'Alleva
Cullen and Dykman LLP
Todd A. Deutsch
David Dreyer
Duffy & Duffy, PLLC
Edison International
John B. Emerson
Empire National Bank
Steven Gackenbach
Luse Gorman
Victoria L. Graf
Winston Hickox
V. Janet Hill
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Kevin T. Kane
Kevin Keane
Thomas B. Kinsock
Frank Kolb
Martin Korn
Steven Krauser
The Laurel Hill Advisory Group LLC
Andrew Levine
Frank Lonardo
Rone Luczynski
Mel-Delin Dairy
Sean Miller
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP Foundation
Carolyn Osolinik and Edward Correia
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Leslie Freed Petersil
Mary Ann and Richard Powers
RB International
Kevin Rew
Andrew Sagliocca
Claire Sagliocca
Pamela C. Sellers
Lawrence W. Shields
Ahmad Sulaiman
Jack Thompson
Kristin and Sumner Waring, III
Angela and Kevin Waterhouse
Michael R. Webb
William H. Hannon Foundation
Wine Institute