N.Y. Lawyers Alliance Recognizes Morristown Alumnae Member
By Ferlanda Fox Nixon
The Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Morristown Alumnae member, Darilyn Olidge, for her commitment to pro bono legal services for nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life of individuals who reside in low-income communities. Olidge was one of three business and transactional lawyers to be honored during the annual Business Law and Leadership Gala held on May 26, 2021.
Lawyers Alliance for New York helps organizations by connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities “to provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages,” according to its website. Olidge has been supporting nonprofit organizations, including Lawyer’s Alliance for New York, through board leadership and community service throughout her 20+-year career.
Olidge is a partner and the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Brightwood Capital Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm based in New York. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. An alumna of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, Olidge obtained her law degree from New York University School of Law. In addition to being a practicing attorney, she is a certified public accountant.
Guided by her penchant for numbers and finance, Olidge facilitated a fiscal fitness activity for participants of Morristown Alumnae’s EMBODI program during National Financial Literacy Month in April. Using a National Football League theme, Olidge introduced the young men to financial terms as well as budgeting and money management concepts. She led the session using a combination of lecture, short videos, fun fact patterns, and rapid-fire quizzes to keep everyone engaged. The person who correctly answered the most quiz questions at the end of the session won the “Super Bowl” challenge.
“Giving back is in my blood, especially to children and young adults,” shared Olidge. “I wouldn’t be a true Delta if I didn’t have service to community in my heart.”
Olidge was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, at Nu Mu Citywide Chapter, which encompasses Loyola University and Tulane University in New Orleans. In addition to her contributions as a member of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter, Olidge also serves on the Board of Directors of Communities in Schools, a “national organization that works inside schools and beyond the classroom, empowering all students to realize their full potential.”
By Ferlanda Fox Nixon The Lawyers Alliance for New York recognized Morristown Alumnae member, Darilyn Olidge, for her commitment to pro bono legal services for nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life of individuals who reside in low-income communities. Olidge was one of three business and transactional lawyers to be honored during …