The Fellows Program

2012-2014 Fellows Officers:

Edward J. Burt, Chair
Timothy W. Kelly, Vice Chair
Deane B. Brown, Secretary

In 1983, the Illinois Bar Foundation created The Fellows program. The Fellows are a special group of lawyers who have committed, by direct payment or pledge over ten years, sums of money ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to accomplish two goals:
  1. Build the Foundation's endowment; and
  2. Develop and fund its own projects in furtherance of the Foundation's mission.
Fellows pledge payments are retained in a special fund of the Foundation, and are used for making grants and subsistence gifts.

Please join the Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation by clicking on the link below or by completing a Fellows contribution form and mailing it back to the IBF at 20 South Clark, Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603.

Your membership makes it possible for the Illinois Bar Foundation to support and improve the justice system throughout the State of Illinois.

The Fellows recognize and honor individuals who have contributed to the development of law in American society.

Past Chairs of The Fellows

1983-84 Hon. Roger G. Fein
1984-85 Robert E. Jones
1985-86 Wilbur F. Pell, III
1986-87 Don E. Johnson
1987-88 Peter H. Lousberg
1988-89 Carla R. Michelotti
1989-90 F. Ronald Ealy*
1990-91 C. Harker Rhodes, Jr.*
1991-92 Hon. Patrick J. Leston
1992-93 Earle A. Malkin
1993-94 Nancy Hablutzel
1994-96 John G. Satter
1996-97 Alan Pearlman
1997-98 Hon. Milton S. Wharton
1998-99 Peggy M. Raddatz
1999-00 M. Anne Hatch
2000-02 Gilda Hudson-Winfield
2002-04 Umberto S. Davi
2004-06 Hon. Naomi H. Schuster
2006-08 James Reichardt
2008-10 John G. Locallo
2010-12 Elizabeth Jensen

* Deceased

Honorary Fellows Award Recipients

1984 - Arthur Goldberg*
1985 - President Gerald R. Ford*
1985 - Robert C. Underwood*
1986 - John E. Cribbet
1986 - Arthur J. England
1987 - Hon. Frank J. McGarr
1987 - William H. Webster
1988 - Thomas D. Morgan
1988 - Hon. Warren D. Wolfson
1989 - Richard J. Phelan
1990 - Justice Howard C. Ryan
1990 - Justice Daniel P. Ward*
1992 - Justice William G. Clark*
1992 - Justice Thomas J. Moran*
1993 - Hon. Robert E. Wiss*
1994 - Hon. Harry G. Comerford
1994 - Hon. Thomas E. Hornsby
1997 - Justice William D. Stiehl
1999 Joel Daly
2004 Hon. Abner Mikva
2006 Terrence Hake
2007 Thomas P. Sullivan
2008 Dawn Clark Netsch
2009 Hon. James Holderman
2010 James Montgomery
2011 Hon. Diane Wood
2012 Justice Rita B. Garman
2013 Hon. Ruben Castillo

* Deceased

Fellows Award for Distinguished Service to Law and Society Recipients

1984 - Hon. Arthur Goldberg*
1985 - President Gerald R. Ford*
1986 - Justin A. Stanley*
1987 - Hon. Dan Rostenkowski
1988 - Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh
1989 - Hon. Jewel S. LaFontant-Mankarious*
1990 - Hon. Edward Levi*
1991 - Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz*
1992 - Hon. William J. Bauer
1993 - Sen. Alan J. Dixon
1996 - Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow*
1997 - Sen. Paul Simon*
1998 - Hon. Earl E. Strayhorn
1999 - Ralph A. Gabric*
2000 John B. Kincaid
2001 Justice Thomas L. Kilbride
2002 R. Michael Henderson
2005 Leonard Amari
2006 Cheryl I. Niro
2007 George R. Ripplinger, Jr.
2008 Peter Alexander
2009 Hon. Nancy Katz
2010 Warren Lupel
2011 Russell K. Scott
2012 Mark D. Hassakis
2013 Hon. Roger Fein

* Deceased


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