Corboy & Demetrio presented Cluster Tutoring with the 2016 Thomas A. Demetrio Award of Excellence at the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Spring Awards Dinner on May 4, 2016. Cluster Tutoring accepted the $10,000 award from Rita Planera, a longtime Corboy & Demetrio employee and Lend-A-Hand Board Member.
The award, named in honor of Thomas Demetrio, President and Co-founder of Corboy & Demetrio, is given annually to tutoring and mentoring programs that impact the lives of underprivileged youth.
Background on Thomas Demetrio and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand:
In 1992, the Lend-A-Hand Award of Excellence was created by Thomas A. Demetrio while he was President of the Chicago Bar Association, with a desire to impact the lives of Chicago’s underprivileged children by recognizing the efforts of exceptional tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago communities. From this Award was born the Lend-A-Hand Program.
Led by Corboy & Demetrio Managing Partner Robert J. Bingle, Corboy & Demetrio helped the Chicago non-profit Misericordia, which provides housing and services to developmentally disabled youth and adults, in its Annual Jelly Belly Candy Days campaign. Bob was one of many C&D employees who stood outside near the firm’s offices at Dearborn and Washington Streets. Bob has led the firm’s fundraising effort for many years.