The Justinian Society of Lawyers held its 15th annual Children’s Endowment Fund dinner at Lux Bar in Chicago. More than 60 Justinians were in attendance as the 2017 CEF recipients, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Reflections Foundation, each received a sizeable grant check for $3,625.
The mission of the CEF is to assist disabled or disadvantaged children in our community. Since establishing the CEF in 2002 during his term as president, Romanucci & Blandin principal and partner Antonio Romanucci and the Justinian members have raised crucial funds for a wide range of recipients, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bear Necessities, and Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland.
“As one of the largest ethnic bar associations in the U.S., the Justinian Society is fervent in giving back to our Chicago community, where we know our dollars can make a real difference,” said Romanucci & Blandin partner and immediate past Justinian president Frank Sommario.
The Reflections Foundation assists African-American and Latina girls in becoming better communicators at home, in school and the future workplace. St. Jude Children’s Hospital treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.