|“As long as a man is handicapped before the bar of justice because of his poverty, our task as lawyers is not done.”|
-- Robert Kennedy
If Not Us, Who?
As lawyers and legal professionals, there is one thing that binds us together: we are the guardians of our justice system. Individually and collectively, we share a distinct professional responsibility to ensure that everyone has equal access to that system, not just people who can afford it. Through the CBF, we have the opportunity to come together to advance this cause and to make an impact that no one person or organization could acting alone.
When you contribute to the CBF, you support all of the pro bono and legal aid organizations serving our community; you make it possible for dedicated lawyers to do this critical work; and you make our courts and justice system more user-friendly and accessible for those in need.The CBF's work is made possible by the generous support of thousands of individual donors, more than 200 law firms and corporations, and many other dedicated supporters.
The CBF is a charitable, non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and as such, all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your contribution also counts towards the Illinois Supreme Court's Pro Bono Reporting Rule 756(f).
In addition to the opportunities listed to the left, there are several easy ways to support the mission of The Chicago Bar Foundation:
Make a contribution online
To safely and securely make a one-time online contribution, or to set up a recurring donation, click on the link above or use the blue Donate Now button below. (Note: During the Investing in Justice Campaign in the spring, donations made using the red Donate button in the upper left will be designated to our annual Campaign.)
Make a contribution by mail:
The Chicago Bar Foundation
321 S. Plymouth Court, Suite #3B
Chicago, IL 60604
Make a contribution by phone:
To make a gift over the phone using a credit card, please contact the CBF at 312-554-1204.
Make a tribute or memorial gift:
To make a gift in someone's honor or memory, please use any of the above options. Specify the occasion of your gift (honor or memorial) and the name of the person you wish to recognize. Please include a mailing address of the honoree or the person(s) you would like to us to notify so that we can acknowledge your thoughtful gesture.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact David Gee, CBF Director of Development, directly at (312) 554-1209.
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.