A number of prominent lawyers and their families have made planned and other major gifts to support the broader work of the CBF and underwrite some significant designated initiatives. The Anderson Fellowship, the Marovitz and Moses Scholarships, and the Brode Fund are just some examples of how individuals have advanced their personal philanthropic goals in partnership with the CBF by making major or planned gifts as part of their estate plans, giving back to our community and helping to make the Chicago area a fairer and better place for everyone.
There are several ways that The Chicago Bar Foundation can work in partnership with you to help you pursue your philanthropic goals:
Major contributions to the CBF will have a transformational impact on our community’s justice system and in the lives of people who are served through the CBF’s efforts. And equally as important, your generous act of philanthropy and commitment to advancing the cause of access to justice will also have a meaningful impact on you and your family.
The CBF Legacy of Justice Society
Join the CBF Legacy of Justice Society, our way of recognizing those who have generously made a major gift to the CBF and those who have included The Chicago Bar Foundation in their estate plans.
By making a major gift of $100,000 or more to the CBF, you have an opportunity for a Chicago Bar Foundation fund to be named in your honor. Your legacy gift can support special CBF grants dedicated to a particular purpose; endow an award, fellowship, or scholarship; or set up a special access to justice fund to address a critical or emerging need in our community. These gifts can be made either during your lifetime or as planned gifts, and the CBF can work with you to identify the most effective way to help you accomplish your charitable goals.
All contributions to the CBF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law and count towards the Illinois Supreme Court's Pro Bono Reporting Rule.