Corboy & Demetrio is a proud first-time sponsor of Herscher High School’s 26th Annual Swing & Sing, which will take place on March 18, 2017. The event showcases the best Jazz bands and show choirs in the community and throughout the Midwest. 15 Jazz bands and a record of 24 show choirs will take part in the competition to see who wins the trophy.
Herscher High school has been known for its incredible musical talent in the last 32 years. Its music department includes: Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir Capella Choir and Orchestra.
Swing & Sing is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the school’s music programs.
The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) is pleased to announce that serving as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2017 Winter Awards Benefit are Darrell Guy, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of AT&T; Daniel M. Kotin, President of the Chicago Bar Association and Partner of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman; and Michael S. Smith, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago Office.
CDEL’s 33rd Annual Winter Awards Benefit will take place at Baker & McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph, Suite 5000, in Chicago, on February 23, 2017, and tickets may be purchased online at cdelaw.org.
Anthony J. O’Neill, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, will serve as 2017 Winter Benefit Chair. Anthony is Past President of CDEL’s Board.
Theresa Jaffe, principal of Theresa Jaffe Consulting. will be honored with the Impact Award for her extraordinary dedication and service to CDEL. Theresa serves as Vice President of CDEL’s Board and Chaired the Winter Benefit for five years with unprecedented success, breaking records for both fundraising and attendance. Under Theresa’s creative direction and management, the “Light Up the Loop” Winter Awards Benefit has become CDEL’s flagship fundraising event.
Walgreens will be honored with the Corporate Partner Award for its exceptional assistance to CDEL and its clients. Since 2013, when Walgreens began its partnership with CDEL, more than sixty-five attorneys and other legal professionals who have been trained on drafting Powers of Attorney and Living Will Declarations for nearly 100 senior citizens who are clients of CDEL’s Senior Center Initiative (SCI) program.
Volunteer attorney Linda Ochsenfeld will be honored with the CDEL Volunteer of the Year Award for her strong commitment to CDEL’s mission by providing an extraordinary level of direct pro bono legal service to its clients and achieving results that benefit clients and the community of low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout Cook County.
Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served as guests enjoy networking and Chicago’s magnificent skyline. A raffle will take place with amazing prizes, including a Florida vacation condo package for 7 days in a three bedroom condo on the beach in Daytona Beach, as well as a $900 Airfare Card donated by Corboy & Demetrio; a Skin Medispa Package with a four-hour Ultimate Renewal Treatment, one Botox treatment and consultation with Dr. Geroulis donated by The North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery; and a Chicago Cubs Rooftop Party package, which includes eight Rooftop tickets to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, including all-you-can-eat and drink buffet and bar, donated by Skybox on Sheffield.
The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) was founded to provide legal services to low-income residents of Cook County, Illinois who are either elderly or who have permanent disabilities. Dedicated volunteers from some of the largest law firms in Chicago, and from firms and corporations located throughout Cook County, as well as paralegals, provide more than ninety percent of all legal services CDEL delivers, pro bono, to CDEL clients. In its 33-year history, CDEL has provided services to more than 30,000 clients.
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Corboy & Demetrio and the Philip H. Corboy Foundation are proud Silver Sponsors of the Center for Disability & Elder Law’s 2017 Light Up the Loop Winter Awards Benefit, which is the non-profit organization’s biggest annual fundraiser.
Light Up the Loop takes place on Feb. 23rd in Chicago, and both Corboy & Demetrio and the Philip H. Corboy Foundation are longtime supporters of CDEL and its mission, which is to provide free legal services to low-income and people with disabilities in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.
Matthew T. Jenkins is a Past President of CDEL'S Board of Directors and Thomas Demetrio is a longtime Board Member.
Among those being honored this year are Theresa Jaffe who will receive CDEL’s annual Impact Award.
The event will take place at the offices of Baker & McKenzie, 300 E. Randolph, from 5:30-8:00p.m. and will feature hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails, followed by the presentation of awards.
Many Corboy & Demetrio employees attend and support the fundraiser each year.
Tickets may be purchased on CDEL’s website at cdelaw.org.
Watch a video slideshow from Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s 2016 Joseph R. Bartylak Dinner, which took place on Friday, April 8, 2016. The Keynote Speaker was Illinois Chief Justice Rita B. Garman, and Judge John Gorman and Matthew Huttmacher were honored at the Dinner. Judge Gorman received the Joseph R. Bartylak Award and Matthew Huttmacher received the President’s Award.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Francis Patrick Murphy is serving as Lawyers' Assistance Program's Treasurer for the 2016-2017 term. Patrick is a Past President of LAP and also previously served as Secretary.
The LAP assists Illinois lawyers, judges, and law students with alcohol, drug, or mental health issues.
Heartwarming Video of Englewood School Children Opening Gifts at the 2016 Holiday Party for Lawyers Lend-A-Hand’s Tutoring Program
We put together a video montage of children receiving presents at the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand holiday party for its new tutoring program on Dec. 20, 2016, at CBA headquarters in Chicago. Sixteen children from Englewood, participants in the program, attended, along with their tutors.
Corboy & Demetrio donated gifts for the children and captured these heartwarming moments as the children were called up to the front, one by one, to accept their gifts. In the video, C&D’s Rita Planera, a Lend-A-Hand Board Member, and Wien DeStefano, are seen handing them out.
Watch this video slideshow from the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand holiday party for its tutoring program participants on Dec. 20, 2016. Corboy & Demetrio was proud to take part, donating gifts for the children, including coats, backpacks and school supplies.
Corboy & Demetrio Co-founder Thomas Demetrio created the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Award of Excellence in 1994 while he was President of the Chicago Bar Association. Each year, he funds the award, which recognizes outstanding youth mentoring programs.
The Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program, which administers Tom’s award, was created by The Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Foundation in 1995 in dedication to the lasting memory and generosity of the Honorable Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz.
You can volunteer or read more about the Lend-A-Hand’s new tutoring program here.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Michael K. Demetrio was a guest of Cardinal Blase Cupich recently at the Cardinal’s Residence as part of a holiday reception for Big Shoulders Fund. Mike and Corboy & Demetrio are longtime sponsors of Big Shoulders.
Corboy & Demetrio Partner Michael K. Demetrio and Corboy & Demetrio CFO Marcy Twardak took part in the 17th Annual Lend a Shoulder Day, hosted by the Chairmen's Advisory Council of the Big Shoulders Fund. Mike visited Academy of St. Benedict and Marcy visited Holy Angels in Chicago.
Watch a slideshow of their visits:
The Big Shoulders Fund creates brighter futures for nearly 20,000 Chicago inner-city students attending 77 Catholic schools. Marcy and Mike saw not only the schools and classes in action but had the opportunity to meet and engage with students. They had the unique opportunity to see firsthand how Big Shoulders Fund schools, 64 elementary and 13 high schools in the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, helps the nearly 20,000 students.
Misericordia’s 2016 Shop, Sip and Splurge, held on Nov. 17, 2016 was a big success, raising critical funds and raising holiday spirits of those who attended. Corboy & Demetrio Chief Financial Officer Marcy Twardak served as Co-Host at this favorite annual fundraiser. Corboy & Demetrio and Marcy are longtime supporters of Misericordia.
Corboy & Demetrio is a Cornerstone Sponsor of the Chicago Bar Foundation Fall Benefit, which will take place at the Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
The annual CBF benefit is a major fundraiser for the non-profit organization, which was started by a group of attorneys in 1948.
Corboy & Demetrio Attorney Matthew T. Jenkins serves on the CBF Board of Directors, after being appointed earlier this year.