Children's Endowment Fund
The Justinian Society of Lawyers’ Children’s Endowment Fund (“JCEF”), founded in 2002, is the charitable and benevolent arm of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. The mission of the JCEF is to assist and aid disadvantaged or disabled children, without regard to ethnicity, race or religion. A child, as defined for the purpose of the JCEF, is any individual 18 years old or younger.
Since its inception, the JCEF has granted over $40,000.00 to individuals and organizations affiliated with bettering the lives of children. Some fine examples of the organizations the JCEF has granted in the past are: The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chicago Public Schools, the Illinois Eye Institute (provides reading glasses to underprivileged children), the Otis Wilson Foundation (provides after school activities for at risk children), and Giant Steps (a school dedicated solely to autistic children).
Members of the Justinian Society of Lawyers have contributed precious time, talent, and resources to JCEF in the form of fundraising through Treasure Hunts and Silent Raffles, providing direct services to Chicago Public Schools by acting as readers to grade school children and through direct contributions of money.
The aim of the JCEF is to continue to provide assistance consistent with its mission throughout the Chicago land community.
Inquiries for future grants shall be accepted in writing and directed to:
Justinian Society of Lawyers Children’s Endowment Fund
c/o Justinian Society of Lawyers
734 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
The Justinian Society of Lawyers has an endowment fund specifically for children.