July 7, 2011
This responds to your inquiry (11-63) asking whether you may be honored at your high school’s annual dinner, which you indicate is a fund-raiser.
Because the event is a fund-raiser, you may not be the speaker or guest of honor. However, you may attend and accept an unadvertised award that is ancillary to the event (see 22 NYCRR 100.4[C][b][ii]).
Enclosed, for your convenience, is Opinion 11-39 which addresses this issue.
Very truly yours,
George D. Marlow, Assoc. Justice
Appellate Division, First Dept. (Ret.)