IBF 2010 Gala Committee: Front row (left to right): Program Book Co-Chair Frank Sommario, Auction Co-Chair Michael Monico, Gala Co-Chair Jerry Solovy, Back row (left to right): IBF Board President Vincent F. Cornelius, Gala Co-Chair Peter Birnbaum and Auction Co-Chair Shawn Kasserman.
The Illinois Bar Foundation
will honor Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke
with the 2010 Distinguished Award for Excellence at the 13th Annual Gala on Oct. 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Funds raised through the 2010 Gala support the IBF and its mission to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute $165,000 in grants vital to non-profit organizations across Illinois.
The Gala Committee (pictured at right) is currently working on the event and confirming sponsors - with 3 major Gala Partners already lined up: Jenner & Block
, Power Rogers & Smith
, and Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC
. Other partners include: Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
(VIP Reception Sponsor), ISBA Mutual Insurance Company
(Wine Sponsor), Foote, Meyers, Mielke & Flowers
(Raffle Sponsor) Attorney Title Guaranty, Inc
There will be a Live and Silent Auction over over 100 items which include trips, cases of wine, sports tickets and signed memorabilia, jewelry and artwork. A raffle will also be held - tickets are $100 and prizes include a trip for 2 to Colorado, a Samsung 55" 3D LED-LCD HDTV and $2,500 in cash.
Contact the IBF at (312) 726-6072 for more information.
- Jerry S. Solovy
- Peter J. Birnbaum