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CBF Investing in Justice Campaign 2017 Sets Fundraising Record

June 28, 2017

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is honored to have once again participated in the 11th annual Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF) Investing in Justice Campaign. The CBF recently announced that this year’s campaign set new records while raising awareness and much-needed funding for pro bono and legal aid services in the Chicago area. Fitch Even was one of 153 law firms, corporate legal departments, and other law-related organizations that participated in this year’s campaign.

All told, nearly 5,100 attorneys and legal professionals contributed more than $1.51 million through the campaign, both all-time records. And that’s just the start of the impact.

This year’s campaign will yield more than $2.1 million in grants to more than 30 pro bono and legal aid organizations. Thanks to a number of matching contributions from participating firms and companies, 100% of individual campaign contributions go directly to these grants and leverage more than $600,000 in additional funding from CBF foundation and government partners through the campaign grants process. 

The campaign grants fund a coordinated network of much-needed legal help in our community. The tens of thousands of people receiving services include the elderly, disabled individuals, veterans, children, domestic violence victims, people at risk of losing their homes, immigrants fleeing persecution and abuse, and many others in need in the Chicago area.

The Investing in Justice Campaign is the largest campaign of its type in the country and a real point of pride for our legal community in Chicago. Since 2007, the Campaign has raised nearly $15 million to help people in need get critical legal assistance and leveraged millions more in support for our community’s pro bono and legal aid organizations.

More information about the Investing in Justice Campaign and the work of the CBF is available on the CBF website.

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