Halcyon Cherish

We cherish our family of supporters, fellows, friends and staff.

Each month, we'll spotlight individuals and institutions who help sustain Halcyon and are close to our hearts. Join us as we celebrate September's Halcyon Cherish members: Tracie Franklin and Jamila Garcia, and Kevin Lavin. We invite you to cherish them too! 

Featured Supporters

Kevin Lavin (Cherish)

This month, we cherish our board member Kevin Lavin, co-chair of the Corporate & Finance Practice Group at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. Kevin represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and privately held and publicly traded corporations, in mergers and acquisitions and public securities offerings. His clients operate in many industries, but he has extensive experience in the government contracting, information technology services, telecom, and software sectors. Kevin actively supports charitable organizations in D.C., serving as a founding member of Capital For Children and board member of the Sitar Arts Center.
Kevin and our fantastic partners at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP provide pro bono legal advice to Halcyon Incubator fellows in both the residency and post-residency stages. From patent resources to business advice, this “kind army” of legal professionals paves the way for early-stage social entrepreneurs to change the world through scalable and sustainable ventures. We’re incredibly grateful for Kevin’s leadership on our board of directors, and for all his colleagues at Arnold & Porter who support the work of our brilliant fellows.


Tracie Franklin and Jamila Garcia (Cherish)

This month we also cherish Tracie Franklin, Jamila Garcia, and our friends at William Grant & Sons, who provided in-kind sponsorship for the 2018 Halcyon Awards and By The People events with their signature line of spirits. Known for its historic whisky operations, William Grant & Sons is the biggest independent family owned whisky company in Scotland. Over the years, the company has used its spirit of innovation to create groundbreaking whiskies like the Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask finished and crowd favorites like Hendrick’s gin.
If you enjoyed the delicious “Rose Garden Lemonade” cocktail at our By The People kickoff party, you can thank Tracie Franklin, Glenfiddich ambassador, and Jamila Garcia, on-premise specialist, who have both demonstrated a fierce commitment to Halcyon’s mission and culture, quickly assuming hands-on roles in curating bespoke and fun experiences for Halcyon supporters. We are grateful for their ambitious efforts, and look forward to a fulfilling partnership in the future.